ST. CLOUD - Hundreds of community members gathered outside of the St. Cloud Hospital last night (Thursday) to celebrate the 24th Annual Festival of Lights.

Guests enjoyed cookies and warm drinks as well as horse-drawn trolley rides around the hospital.

St. Cloud Hospital president, Craig Broman says the tradition is a way to give back to the community.

The St. Cloud Tech High School Chamber Choir was out spreading holiday cheer singing traditional Christmas carols. They were staged next to the real life nativity set.

The hospital lights will be lit through the holidays.