Hundreds of people attended a service at Wigan and Leigh Hospice to remember loved ones and give thanks.
Every year families across the borough make Light for a Life dedications to their loved ones and attend the special Light for a Life ceremony.
The ceremony began with a welcome by the Hospice Chief Executive, Dr Alan Baron, and was followed by a dedication from Reverend David Hamlett. Music was provided by the Trinity Girls Brass Band and singing from The Keys Federation Schools choir.
During the service the lights on a huge Christmas tree were switched on with the glittering lights representing the many dedications made.
All names are also entered into a Book of Dedications as a permanent tribute.
Christine Edwardson, Community Fundraiser, said: “Light for a Life is a special fundraising appeal for us. It is an opportunity to keep memories of loved ones alive or give thanks for a happy event, such as a wedding or birth. People who make dedications are helping to ensure that patients from Wigan and Leigh living with incurable illnesses will be able to access the specialist care they need.”