ST. CLOUD - It's a Christmas tradition at St. Cloud Hospital. The 26th annual "Festival of Lights" is tomorrow (Thursday) night from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The lighting ceremony is at 7:00 p.m.

Spokeswoman Chris Nelson says every one of the lights on the hospital has been checked, to make sure they're working.

Nelson says it's a chance to give back to the community.

The event includes horse-drawn trolley rides, holiday carols by the Tech High School Chamber Choir, and a living nativity by Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell.

The Gorecki Guest House, across the street from the hospital, will also be light up.

It's all free and open to everyone, but you are asked to bring donations to the area food shelves.

Also, 6th Avenue North from 12th to 15th Street North will be closed for the event from about 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday).

Last year's "Festival of Lights" had to be cancelled due to extremely cold temperatures.