Star Trees Lighting and Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Start your evening with a special holiday dinner in Goudy Commons, continue with the Star Trees lighting celebration, and end with the family concert in Smith Auditorium.

For information about the holiday celebration please contact the President's Office at

Holiday Dinner

5-7 p.m. Goudy Commons

Bon Appetit is offering a special holiday dinner. No reservations are required. 

WU faculty/staff/students $9.00; Adults $12.00; Children 8-13 $8.75;
Children 7 and under - Free
Roasted sweet potato and quinoa salad with pomegranate seeds, dried cherries, arugula, pumpkin seeds and apple cider-maple vinaigrette (gluten-free, vegan)
Green Goddess salad with mixed greens, red onion, apples, green garbanzos, cranberries and avocado vinaigrette (gluten-free, vegan)
Farfalle and sun dried tomato, spinach, pesto vinaigrette and parmesan (vegetarian)

Carving Station:
Prime Rib with garlic herb butter and pan jus sauce
Lemon and herb-brined turkey breast with herbed turkey gravy
(vegan option available upon request)

Scalloped potatoes (vegan option available)
Garlic roasted cauliflower
Agave glazed delicata squash
Steamed broccoli

Cranberry apple strudel
Pumpkin bars
Pumpkin marshmallow bars (gluten-free, vegan- available upon request)

Star Tree Lighting

6:30 p.m.  

Join us for the annual lighting of the historic Star Trees. The celebration will include a holiday sing-a-long with the Willamette Holiday Choir and make-your-own S'mores. Beta Theta Pi will accept coat and clothing donations and serve hot cocoa and cookies. 

Star Trees Map

Family Holiday Concert 

7 p.m. Smith Auditorium

Immediately following the lighting of the Star Trees, continue the celebration of the season with this holiday concert in Smith Auditorium featuring the University Wind Ensemble, University Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Collective who will perform an array of seasonal music to usher in the holidays. Free.

For more information about the concert please contact the Music Department at 503-370-6255 or at