Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

The 13th Annual Star Trees Lighting

Star Trees PicIt's that time of year again! Join us on campus across from the state capitol for this year's Star Tree Lighting celebration. All alumni and friends are welcome to attend.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Holiday Dinner
4-7 p.m.

Prior to the event, Bon Appetit will provide a holiday dinner at Willamette’s Goudy Commons.

  • $10 for adults ($7.50 for WU faculty and staff)
  • $5 for children 8 and younger
  • Free for children 4 or younger

Holiday Dinner Menu

Star Trees Lighting
6:30 p.m.

All Willamette and Salem community members are invited to the free program, which takes place on the lawn north of Waller Hall. The lighting will include carols performed by the Star Trees Choir. Free hot chocolate and cookies.

Star Trees Concert
7 p.m.

Following the Star Trees Lighting, the Music Department will sponsor a free Family Holiday Concert in Smith Auditorium. The Willamette University Band, Headband and other ensembles will perform an array of seasonal music. Seating is limited.

16th Annual PennyCoat Drive

That evening you are also invited to bring articles of clothing to the 16th annual PennyCoat Drive to benefit those in need, sponsored by Beta Theta Pi. Tables for donations will be set up in Goudy Commons and near the Star Trees.


Sponsored by Willamette University, Dick and Linda Carney, Elwood’s Tree Service, Bon Appétit, Starbucks, Sunshine Dairy, Roth’s Fresh Markets and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity