Star Trees Set For Lighting

Star TreesIn what has become a favorite Salem holiday tradition, Willamette University welcomes the community to campus Friday, Dec. 6, for the annual lighting of the Star Trees beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a free holiday concert at 7:30 p.m.

The Star Trees, recently designated as Oregon Heritage Trees and recognized officially as the tallest Sequoias on any college or university campus in the country, stand just northwest of Waller Hall, opposite the south entrance to the Capitol Building on State Street.

The lighting ceremony includes holiday caroling and free hot refreshments. Again this year, Salem residents are asked to support Willamette University's Beta Theta Pi Fraternity coat and blanket drive by bringing new or used items to the tree lighting. A free holiday concert in Smith Auditorium begins at 7:30 p.m.