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Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

Holiday cheer overflows during the annual “Lighting the Way for the Holidays” celebration. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, this event is the University’s youngest tradition.

This campus celebration includes holiday music, hot chocolate and cider bar, a cookie decorating station, and photos with special guests, including Santa and Mrs. Claus. The University’s 30-foot Christmas tree, which features more than 17,000 lights, sits on the front lawn of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building.

Lighting the Way for the Holidays

Wednesday, November 30  |  6 p.m.
Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building, South Lawn


Join us for Lighting the Way for the Holidays, Southern Miss’ annual holiday tradition! We will host a tree lighting ceremony, followed by a Holiday Celebration at 6:30 p.m. at the Centennial Green* by Cook Library.

*In the event of rain, R.C. Cook Union will be our designated rain site.

Expect cookie and ornament decorating, photo booths, holiday movie showings and more! The fun keeps going at 9 p.m. when SMAC will kick off Late Night Meal in Spirit Park.  

These events are free and open to the community. We hope to see you there!