Photos: Hackensack University Medical Center tree lighting

The evening's featured attraction.....the Christmas Tree! Standing tall and elegantly at the entrance of the hospital.

The evening’s featured attraction…..the Christmas Tree! Standing tall and elegantly at the entrance of the hospital.

On Thursday, the Hackensack University Medical Center held its annual tree lighting ceremony in Hackensack where local residents came out to take pictures with Santa Claus and his wife Mrs. Claus, enjoy a night of beautiful live music from the NJ Symphony and of course, watch the giant decorated Christmas tree illuminate for the first time.

Attendees were filled with the holiday spirit and no one left without a huge smile on their face! Even some of your favorite celebrities have started picking out their Christmas ornaments!

See all the excitement from the December 1 event: