THE festive season was launched with a three-day Christmas event in Denton.
Laurel and Hardy, from Sailors Beware in Hyde, Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Leigh Drennan and Father Christmas switched on the Denton lights.
The event was organised by Cllr Denise Ward and supported by the Denton Events team.
Cllr Ward said: “It was a brilliant community event that brought everyone together.
“Thank you to everyone who attended and all volunteers and stallholders.”