Friday, December 6, 2013

kicking off the holiday season


on wednesday, we went to the annual christmas tree lighting ceremony at work.  the tradition dates back to 1971, and we absolutely love going each year.

every year the tree is a douglas fur.  this year's tree is 20 feet tall, with approximately 3,200 led christmas lights.  it takes eight men and a whole lot of patience to set up the giant tree.

as the community gathers around the christmas tree, each student club on campus places a handmade ornament on the tree.  everyone joins together to sing christmas carols, and then the president of the university flips the switch to illuminate the tree.

afterwards, everyone celebrates with hot chocolate, eggnog, fruit cake, and christmas cookies.  it is such a nice way to kickoff the holiday season.


have a lovely weekend!
love, laurie

2 comments:

Mom H. said...

That really is a beautiful tradition and such a pretty tree!

Ma Pa C said...

What a huge tree. Very beautiful!