Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Join the HWS community to kick off the holiday season by attending the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony hosted by the Office of Residential Education. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m.  

As part of this event, the community is invited to participate in the lighting of the “peace tree” located on campus next to Williams Hall. After President Mark D. Gearan gives a brief introduction, members of various student clubs, organizations, residence halls, fraternities, small houses, and other student groups will present meaningful ornaments to be placed on the tree. Participants will sing holiday songs during the illumination of the tree and are invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as everyone gets in the holiday spirit.