With thanksgiving now just days away, we're just about in the heart of the holiday season.

It's a chance to spend time with friends and loved ones. But for those who are unable to celebrate this year with those special people, the Hamot Health Foundation is hosting its 12th annual Brighten the Night Tree Lighting Ceremony.

It benefits the family Hospice of Erie.

The tree, and this ceremony, is a chance to remember and honor loved ones this holiday season.

The 20-foot tree will be located at UPMC Hamot. The ceremony starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday night.