ST. CLOUD -- You can take a trolley ride, visit with Santa and enjoy the view at a traditional St. Cloud holiday get-together.

The St. Cloud Hospital will be decked out in holiday lights again this year for the 28th annual Festival of Lights.

The event will be in front of the St. Cloud Hospital, 1406 6th Avenue North, Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The festival will feature horse drawn trolley rides, reindeer, a living nativity by Messiah Lutheran Church of Sartell, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookies, hot chocolate and holiday carols performed by the St. Cloud Technical High School Chamber Choir.

The lighting ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Gorecki Guest House near the hospital will also be decorated with lights this year.

Admission to the event is free, donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted and donated to area food shelves.

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