As the Huddersfield Festival of Light draws closer, we take a look back at the event over the years - this time, it's 2008.

Circus performers, dancers and musicians took to the streets of Huddersfield for the annual Festival of Light event, with thousands braving the cold to enjoy the entertainment.

The parade featured dramatic stunts by Spanish group, Xarxa Teatre, while arty students at Huddersfield University joined in the street parade wearing an array of colourful costumes.

Take a look at our Festival of Light 2008 gallery below.     

The show brought together the spirit of carnival with dancing and fireworks throughout the town centre.

It started and finished outside the bus station, taking in Market Street, New Street and High Street.

Fireworks ended the event as families, students and visitors left the town centre extravaganza.

Click here to take a look at the Festival of Light in 2009

Click here to take a look at the Festival of Light in 2010

Click here to take a look at the Festival of Light in 2011

Click here to take a look at the Festival of Light in 2012

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