The Love Light Festival is St. Louis Children's Hospital's kick off to the holiday season. Each November, with support and collaboration from the Friends of St. Louis Children's Hospital and the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation, Child Life Services assists in putting on Love Light. The Love Light Festival features food, holiday music and entertainment from local sports professionals, celebrities, costumed characters and other performers. A special visitor delivers gifts to all patients, while family members enjoy a festive meal. The evening ends with an inspiring ceremony and the lighting of the hospital's thousands of twinkling holiday lights by one of St. Louis Children's Hospital's very own patients.