The Festival of Lights for St. Albans begins tonight at 6 p.m. in St. Albans City Park. The event is free to the public, but Santa Claus will be on hand for pictures. Pictures with Santa are $5. Following opening night, the park will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly until Dec. 23. The park is closed Dec. 24 and 25, but will reopen one final night Dec. 26.