THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
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.
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