THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

DECEMBER 2, 2019

Celebration of Lights is a time where students can relax and enjoy the holiday spirit before everyone leaves for winter break. The entire SMU and surrounding communities gather for this joyous occasion to watch the famous Dallas Hall be lit with thousands of lights in all its wonder. Our program begins with hot cocoa and cider accompanied by warm cookies to comfort everyone amidst the cold December of Dallas. People proceed to gather on Dallas Hall Lawn and listen to carols performed by SMU students. SMU’s President, R. Gerald Turner, reads the Christmas Story from his own family Bible! Upon the conclusion of the Christmas Story, Silent Night ends the program with the lighting of SMU’s stunning Dallas Hall and its surrounding trees.  



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Campus Events Committee

The campus events committee is responsible for planning two of SMU's most beloved events: Perunapalooza and Celebration of Lights.


Campus Events Chair - Nick Fontela

Activities Coordinator - Dan Lafferty

Activities Coordinator - Ashely Gans

External Affairs Coordinator - Chiara Natale

Entertainment Coordinator - Jenny Rudolph

Catering/Philanthropy Coordinator - Brynne Hindle

Vice President of Programming - Sammy Waken