Star Trees Lighting and Holiday Celebration

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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

4:30-8 p.m. Goudy Commons

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

WU faculty/staff/students $9.25; Adults $12.25; Children 8-13 $9;
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:
Holiday bone-in Prime Rib with pan jus sauce and horseradish
Brined maple rosemary turkey breast with herbed turkey gravy

Scalloped potatoes with leeks  
Roasted local winter squash with espellete pepper and crispy sage
Willamette Valley green beans with wild Oregon mushroom cram and crispy shallots

Vegan Station: 
Holiday celebration loaf
Vegan scalloped potatoes
Garlic roasted cauliflower
Delicata squash stuffing
Steamed broccolini
Vegan mushroom gravy

Pizza and Pasta Stations

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 make-your-own S'mores bar and 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

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