The sights and sounds of Christmas will soon be upon us, and one Chillicothe Christmas tradition is about to take place. On the evening of Saturday, Nov. 17, Simpson Park will once again be transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland.

The annual Festival of Lights Opening Night and Lighting Ceremony will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The evening will include complimentary hot cider and hot chocolate, provided by Piggly Wiggly, along with horse-drawn sleigh rides for a dollar.

New, exciting displays have been added for 2012, and Santa and his elves will be on hand.