THE Christmas lights at Huddersfield Parish Church have been switched on.
Mayor of Kirklees Mary Harkin turned on the lights and opened the annual Christmas Fair.
Throughout the festive period the church will be decorated with trees and lights donated by Huddersfield businesses.
The fair had stalls from lots of different charities, including the Laura Crane Trust, RSPCA and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Rev Catherine Ogle said: "We are looking forward to Christmas and lots of special events this year and hope that people will want to pay a visit to the beautifully decorated church in the run-up to Christmas."
The tree of remembrance was also unveiled. It allows people to hang messages on the tree to loved ones who they cannot be with.
THE Holmfirth lights switch-on has been hailed as the best ever.
Hundreds of people packed the streets to see Bachelors frontman Con Clusky, who had a string of hits in the 60s, flick the switch.
There was also a parade including Santa and his helpers.
President of the Holme Valley Business Association Andrew Bray said: "We have had a really good turn out. I think it has been the best ever."..TEXT: THE Christmas lights switch-on went with a bang in Marsden.
One huge firework lit up the skies above the town to declare the start of the festive period.
Most of the lights in the village are new and were paid for by donations from local people and businesses.
Clr Dorothy Lindley said the night was a huge success and everyone had a great time.
"The Marsden Junior Band played and Unity Choir performed as well.
"After we switched the lights on there was a family disco at the Mechanics Hall and that was packed with people."