Carol of Lights to Illuminate WTAMU Campus Nov. 19 West Texas A&M University’s campus will sparkle with thousands of holiday lights when the 19th annual Carol of Lights get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.
Students, faculty, staff and community members will gather at the University’s Pedestrian Mall to celebrate the holiday season with the ceremonial lighting of the campus. Miles and miles of Christmas lights will be strung on buildings, trees and shrubs during the Hanging of Lights Nov. 6, and the Carol of Lights marks the final phase of the annual lighting of the campus. The event is hosted by the WTAMU Residence Hall Association.
Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, University president, will flip the switch to illuminate the campus and kick off the holiday season. The WTAMU Chorale and the WT Brass Ensemble will be on hand to provide the sounds of Christmas with a selection of holiday music. Those attending will be given lighted candles and invited to sing along.
Members of the U. S. Marine Corps will be there for its annual Toys for Tots Drive. Students, staff, faculty and community members attending are encouraged to bring a new toy (no toy guns, please), and members of the Marine Corps will collect the donations to make Christmas brighter for needy children.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center Commons following the Carol of Lights ceremony.
For more information about the Carol of Lights, call Blake Henderson, area coordinator, at 806-651-3006.