Christmas spirit filled Affinity Place Saturday night, as St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation invited the community to come out and kick off the holiday season at the Festival of Trees. The seventh annual fundraiser was once again a big success. The live auction generated about $48,000, and the Christmas tree auction added almost $20,000 to the total. The final numbers weren't announced yet. The entertainment was provided by the Johner Brothers and Johner Boys. Next week's edition of the Mercury will have more on the festival.