HOLMFIRTH had the jingle bells and the rock when it welcomed in Christmas on Saturday.
Rock legend Bill Wyman turned on the town's spectacular lights.
Performing the grand switch-on, the former Rolling Stone wished his captivated audience a happy Christmas.
The star was in town to play a sell-out concert at the Picturedrome.
An original member of the Rolling Stones, Bill played bass guitar with the band for more than 30 years.
After leaving the Stones in 1993, he went on to form The Rhythm Kings, who he now tours with.
Bill said he was pleased to be in Holmfirth for the very first time in his career.
He said: "I've not been to Holmfirth before - I played in Huddersfield back in the days with the Stones. But it's good to be here to switch on the lights: the town looks quite pretty.
"I've never switched on Christmas lights before!"
Bill said he and his band were on the last week of their five week UK tour.
He was looking forward to playing the Picturedrome.
He said: "We've got a great following, and not just in the UK. We've done shows in America and we've got fans in Germany.
"It's good to play the Picturedrome. It only seats 600 people, but I like having a really close audience as it makes the performance more intimate.
"I thought that would be fun. That's where I started, in venues like that.
"I always look forward to performances. I love the band and the music."
More than 1,000 people braved the bitter cold to take part in the festivities on the night.
As the light shimmered down on the town it looked truly magical.
The virtual snow storm effect created over Victoria Street was stunning and added to the winter wonderland effect.
To get crowds into the festive spirit, Christmas-themed events were staged throughout the day.
These included an alternative Christmas dinner demonstration by Huddersfield Technical College and the unveiling of a new animated Santa's grotto.
Other entertainment included rides, carol singing, a grand procession and a performance from local rock group Mex.