Elon, NC -- Elon University kicked off the holiday season with their annual Festival of Lights.
People enjoyed hot chocolate and hot cider while looking at the 1,500 luminaries and listening to the songs of carolers. They also lit the menorah in honor of Hanukkah -- which starts in December.
The night was capped with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause who talked with the children in the crowd.
The event was sponsored by Truitt Center for religious and Spiritual Life.
WFMY News 2