Hundreds came out to City Hall Park in Red Deer Saturday for the annual lighting of the lights. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Hundreds came out to City Hall Park in Red Deer Saturday for the annual lighting of the lights. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Slideshow: Red Deer Lights the Night

Hundreds came out to City Hall Park in Red Deer on Saturday for the annual lighting of the festive lights in the park. The event was presented by Stantec and hosted by the City of Red Deer, Red Deer Public Library and the Downtown Business Association.

“This event has become a family favourite in Red Deer and we’re looking forward to its return,” said Annette Scheper, Community and Program Facilitator. “There’s something about those twinkling lights that sparks a joyful holiday spirit in kids and adults alike.”

Several vendors lined Ross Street, there was live entertainment in the warming tent, Santa made a visit and there were games, free popcorn and hot chocolate.