Luke Cooksey provided holiday tunes throughout the Festival of Lights celebration.
Emcees for the event included Mayor Bob and Cindy Stephens and The City's Director of Public Information & Citizen Engagement, Cora Scott.
Various characters await the arrival of the jolliest character of them all - Santa Claus!
Grace & Isabel Burton get their photo taken with Elsa and Anna.
The cast of the 2015 Festival of Lights celebration.
The crowd was well protected with McGruff, Springfield Batman and the Danger Rangers in the house.
Lily Snider and Ben Haase assisted the emcees during the event.
Kitty, one of the Danger Rangers, makes her grand entrance, with Sully not far behind.
Louie the Cardinal greets his fans during his red-carpet walk.
Santa and Mrs. Claus meet the Sherman family: Richard with baby Ella, Memphis, Emerson, Grace, and Margaret.
Young girls of all ages, such as Isabella Robles, love to meet Anna and Elsa!
Parker the Penguin, from Mediacom Ice Park, says hello to Emerson & Savannah Sherman (in the stroller) while parents Richard & Margaret Sherman look on.
Parker the Penguin leads the way in walking the red carpet.
Santa leads the crowd in singing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."
A Minion gets a hug from Christian Pesek.
Buddy can't hardly contain his excitement upon seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Sydnee Durbin and Hayden Davis get into the spirit of the celebration.
Springfield Batman arrives on scene with many wanting to shake his hand.
Santa Claus says hi to all the little tykes looking on with glee!
Parker Elkin gets a special photo with Louie the Cardinal.
Emily Beckner is enamored by the festive decorations.
The crowd gathered INSIDE Mediacom Ice Park this year due to a cold rain outside.
Two girls look crane their necks in aniticipation of seeing Elsa and Anna from "Frozen."
The Mayor's Christmas tree after the official lighting.
Kamryn Ervin has fun sharing a few moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Samara, Skye and Katt Wilson get their turn with the "Frozen" characters, Elsa and Anna.