Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holidays on Dec. 2
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The University will join with the community for two holiday tree lightings on Friday, Dec. 2. Students and community members will gather at 4 p.m. in the University Quad for music and snacks. The campus tree lighting will be at 4:30 p.m.
Music will begin in Angel Park in downtown Sewanee at 5 p.m.
A Sewanee fire engine will carry Santa Claus and friends to downtown around 5:15 p.m.
The tree lighting at Angel Park will be at 5:30 p.m. Cookies and hot beverages will be available afterward, and Santa and the Grinch will be posing for photos.
Joe David McBee, road commissioner for the first district of Franklin County, reports that the county has given permission for University Ave. to be closed, 4–7 p.m., Friday, from Regions Bank to State Highway 41A for the event.
The Sewanee Chorale will lead Christmas caroling. Please bring unwrapped toys for Operation Noel. Gifts of money and nonperishable food will be collected for the Community Action Committee.
In case of inclement weather, the post-tree-lighting activities will move inside to the Blue Chair Bakery and Tavern.
Decorating of the Christmas tree at Angel Park will be at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. All are welcome to come help with this festive activity.
This event is co-sponsored by the University and the Sewanee Business Alliance.