The switch was flipped Tuesday night for the 28th-annual Lights of Love tree-lighting ceremony at Beaufort Vidant Hospital in Washington.
The lights on the tree are in honor or in memory of a loved one.
The John Small Choir was there, as was Santa Claus
WITN Chief Meteorologist Marvin Daugherty was there as well as the tree was lit.
Donations to Lights of Love help fund projects at the hospital such as education and wellness efforts.