Volunteers Richard Danehy, left, and Gerri Atherton string Christmas lights on a tree along Civic Circle in Beverly Hills on Monday in preparation for this year's annual Festival of Lights. "There are thousands and thousands of lights," Atherton said. "Every year they add a little more." The event will run from Nov. 28 to Jan. 6 from dusk until 10 p.m. It is the 12th year the Beverly Hills Recreation Association has put on the event.