October 30, 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as campus starts to go through its normal seasonal change from fall to winter. The weather is getting colder, leaves are falling off the trees, and students are breaking out the hot chocolate. Everyone is dreaming about sitting around a warm fireplace wrapped up in a blanket. But before we completely deck the halls, one thing must happen here at Liberty to welcome in the new season. Of course I am talking about Student Activities’ annual Christmas in Lights on the Academic Lawn!
Every year, we look forward to gathering on the lawn all bundled up for the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree as well as all of the lights that line University Blvd. This year, due to current regulations, we will be livestreaming the event for each of you to watch along in your dorms or off-campus houses. It will truly be a memorable night as we’re able to all come together to bring in the Christmas season together.
Christmas in Lights will be taking place on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 p.m., just after curfew, so that students are able to gather with their roommates or community groups to celebrate together! We’ll be livestreaming this event on Facebook and other online sources, so head over to our social media platforms the night of the event, where we’ll provide a link to watch the lighting from all over the world. What’s the best way to watch? We suggest streaming on a laptop or mirroring your devices to a TV to get the best viewing experience.
Additionally, students will get to hear a message from President Jerry Prevo, and the School of Music will provide more than 250 choir members who will surround the tree to sing Christmas classics like Rudolph, Joy To The World, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas! We are so happy we get to be with all of you virtually as we celebrate the beginning of the season of Christmas together. We hope to see you all tuning into the lighting of the tree ceremony as our campus transforms into a winter wonderland.
Written by Riley Anderson
Riley is a junior majoring in Christian Leadership and Church Ministry with a minor in Biblical Studies.