Sam Houston State University will light up Bearkat Plaza, kicking off the holiday season with the 93rd Annual Tree of Light Ceremony tomorrow.
Students, faculty and staff can celebrate the spirit of the season with hot chocolate, wassail, gingerbread and cookies, as university President Dana Gibson lights the official SHSU tree beginning at 6 PM.
The Orange Pride Dance Team and University Choir also will perform.
Associate Director for Student Activities Brandon Cooper said, “The annual Tree of Light ceremony has taken place for more than 90 years at SHSU and is the university’s oldest and most cherished tradition.”
In celebrating the season of giving, the Department of Student Activities will collect canned goods during the event for a drive that will benefit Huntsville’s Good Shepherd Mission.
Students who bring at least two canned good items will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last.
Students, faculty and staff, and organizations are encouraged to bring one ornament to decorate the tree before or during the ceremony.
In addition to the tree ceremony, Student Activities also will highlight the history and tradition of the Tree of Light Ceremony with an exhibit in the Lowman Student Center Art Gallery Dec. 2nd through 6th.