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

As part of HWS Winter Fest, the Office of Residential Education will host the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 outside the Scandling Center.

For the “peace tree,” clubs, organizations, residence halls, fraternities, small houses and others are asked to make ornaments representing their group. At the ceremony, President Gearan will give a brief introduction to the holiday season and a representative of each club or organization will put their holiday ornament on the peace tree, which will be illuminated with lights.

Singing groups from the Colleges will then offer holiday songs while the participants enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Groups that participate will be entered into a drawing to win $100; register by e-mailing Kristen Tobey at or calling ext. 3880.