Wondering what is happening at the Huddersfield Festival of Light 2013? The Examiner gives you a run down of all you need to know below.

The audience will be the stars of the show when the event is kicked off this Friday, with the stunning Marling light installation on St George's Square. The performance, which is set to be the highlight of this year's festival, allows crowds to create a ceiling of animated colour overhead, simply by using their voices.

And if that's not enough for them crowds can control a digital fireworks display using just their hands, with the Pixel Pyros show at the Brook Street market site.

The truly interactive digital light show works by touch, with sensors on bright orbs of light at the bottom of a huge digital wall.

Touching the spheres sets off an array of multi-coloured computer-generated rockets.

The virtual pyrotechnics are projected on to a massive screen using state-of-the-art projectors and lasers.

Each show is uniquely choreographed by the crowd – no two nights are exactly alike.

Other headline performances will include the Phosphene laser show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre; the Chorus light and sound installation at St Peter’s Garden; and the Digital Funfair at the Byram Arcade.

Celebrating it's 10th year this winter, the event is going to be bigger and better than ever.

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Chrous light show
Chrous light show
 

The event is taking place just a two-minute walk away from Huddersfield bus station. Find out which buses you can catch to the station here.

Huddersfield is also accessible via direct trains from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and York along the Transpennine route and from Sheffield via the Penistone line.

Huddersfield train station is in St George's Square - the venue of the main show - so you won't have far to go from there.

If you're travelling to the festival by car you're in luck, as all car parking charges are to be dropped for the Saturday.

Visitors are advised to allow plenty of time if they are driving because the town is expected to be busy with traffic.

Due to some of the performances and events taking place, a number of roads in the town centre will be closed during the festival. Click here to see which roads will be closed.

On Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7 there will be a variety of light shows, with a 'festive finale' to take place on Sunday December 8.

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The Marling light installation which will form part of the Festival of Light 2013
The Marling light installation which will form part of the Festival of Light 2013
 

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