Slideshow: Christmas lights

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Thousands of people descended on Heckmondwike and Roberttown to see the towns lit up.

Christmas lights were switched on in both towns, and families enjoyed games, entertainment and refreshments.

In Heckmondwike, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model star Emma Ward and boxer Gary Sykes switched on the lights.

And in Roberttown, Santa claus pressed the button at the annual Victorian evening before giving out sweets and meeting children in his grotto.

Check out our slideshow for pictures of the events.