MERIDIAN — The holiday season got a little brighter Monday night in Meridian as Scentsy turned on 724,000 Christmas lights for their third annual Point of Lights event.

The event kicked off on Monday night and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6 to 8:30 p.m..

"Our campus is spectacular with all the lights at night. We want families to join us, walk our pathways, visit our live Nativity and listen to beautiful music," Sam Johnson, Scentsy's chief of staff, said in a statement. "This is our Christmas gift to the community."

Monday's festivities included music, a live Nativity scene, Clyde the Camel for kids to pet, and the chance to sit on Santa's lap. Choirs from local schools sang Christmas carols at the outdoor amphitheater.

Company officials say the event is a way of giving back.

"One of our core values is generosity and we firmly believe in contributing more than you take," said project manager Kellie Floto. "We love to be a good community partner and give to the community."

Scentsy put up over 43 miles of lights on about 450 trees and built a 200-foot tunnel made up of 67,000 lights.