A VILLAGE joined together with one voice to celebrate the festive period.
The Friends of Marsden Park organised their annual Carols in the Park event.
Around 250 people came out to mark the end of the park’s centenary year.
Marsden Concert Brass provided the musical accompaniment while Unity Voices, a ladies’ ensemble, and Marsden Junior School choir led the singing.
The event was rounded off with mulled wine, tea, coffee and mince pies.
Local artist Rachel Ellis, along with members of the Friends group, worked with children of both Marsden junior and infant schools to produce special lanterns.
Ninety beautifully decorated paper lanterns were made at the infant school and placed on the rockery while the junior Friends made 11 willow-framed star lanterns.
Youngsters paraded the star lanterns around the park while the band was playing.
Christmas was that little bit extra special this year when, for the first time, the park had its own Christmas tree, provided by Kirklees Council.
Chris Martindale, chairman of the Friends, said: “It was a well supported and very festive event with a lovely atmosphere.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support this year.”