Willamette’s Star Trees light up the night

by University Communications,

  • Star Trees glow Saturday evening.
    Star Trees glow Saturday evening.
  • Manufactured snow falls from the sky during the Star Trees lighting ceremony.
    Manufactured snow falls from the sky during the Star Trees lighting ceremony.
  • Willamette's Star Trees Choir sings carols.
    Willamette's Star Trees Choir sings carols.
  • Blitz entertains the crowd.
    Blitz entertains 4-year-old Gavin Hanke.
  • Guests line up for s'mores.
    Guests line up for s'mores.
  • Girl enjoys a s'more.
    Everyone enjoyed treats at the holiday event, including Emma Maria White, 5.
  • Goudy Commons offered a special holiday dinner to guests Saturday.
    Goudy Commons offered a special holiday dinner to guests Saturday.

Hundreds of people surrounded Willamette’s grove of sequoias near the North Lawn Saturday to watch the trees light up, a beloved university tradition. The ceremony is part of Willamette’s annual holiday event, which also includes roasting marshmallows, a special dinner at Goudy Commons and a family concert by university instrumental ensembles.

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