COMIC Bernard Manning will switch on the Christmas lights in Brighouse.
He will perform the ceremony next Friday after it had been in doubt because of a lack of cash.
But Brighouse councillor Colin Stout was determined the event should go ahead and has lined up the celebrity visit.
A dazzling laser show will be held for the crowds in Thornton Square, said Clr Stout.
Singers Leanne Houghton, 16, from Lightcliffe, and Paul Midgley, 19, of Hipperholme, will also entertain the watchers.