ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce is already preparing for the holiday season. Tuesday night, Soup with Santa was held at the city's convention center.

The event, held to get the holiday spirit started, helps raise funds to support the Festival of Lights, an annual tradition at Ardmore Regional Park.

Non-profit organizations help with the two events to kick off the holiday season, providing a fun atmosphere for all attendees.

"There's so many ways to incorporate Festival of Lights," said Marthanna Donald, the Chamber's chief operating officer. "I've heard great stories of how different people have made that a component of their holiday celebration."

Tuesday night was just the second Soup with Santa event, paving the way for the Festival of Lights, which begins on Saturday, November 19.