Kick off the holiday season! Bring your family and friends to the 28th annual Festival of Lights from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in front of St. Cloud Hospital (6th Ave. N.).
Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Shelf.
In addition to the traditional holiday lighting ceremony at 7 p.m., there will be horse-drawn trolley rides, reindeer, holiday carols by the Tech High School Chamber Choir, a living nativity presented by Messiah Lutheran Church of Sartell, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as cookies and cocoa. The Gorecki Guest House, across the street from the hospital, also will light up thanks to Emerald Companies Inc.
Stop by the St. Cloud Hospital Gift Gallery for its annual holiday sale from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Merchandise will be 20 percent off store-wide (some exclusions apply).