The 28th Annual Christmas on Campus Celebration will be held on
Saturday, December 1, 2012.
About Christmas on Campus
Christmas on Campus is an annual celebration held each December on the Limestone College campus. This year, we are celebrating our 28th Anniversary.
The tradition of celebrating Christmas on Campus dates back to 1984 when the late Les Gregory, a former employee and graduate of Limestone College, arranged for 200 luminaries to be lit in honor of retired Limestone College professor Lucy G. Wheeler. With that, Christmas on Campus was born. Since Gregory's inception, the luminaries have grown from 200 to over 10,000 candles and Christmas on Campus has evolved into the night of magic and wonder that we know today.
The Lighting of the Luminaries is one of several events held on Saturday evening. The College's Music and Theatre Departments will perform selections from Irving Berlin's musical, White Christmas, for all those attending festivities. White Christmas is about a successful song-and-dance team who become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
Following the musical, the crowd will gather for the ceremonial reading of A Christmas Story, Lighting of the Christmas Tree, refreshments, and a visit from Santa Claus on the Front Campus.
The Limestone Luminaries Christmas Decorating Contest will take place along the luminary route of College Drive, Rutledge Avenue, South Johnson Street, South Petty Street, and South Limestone Street. All homes where luminaries are placed are eligible to win the contest. The event is sponsored by Buford Street Drugs and ACE Hardware. Gift certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. If you qualify and would like to participate in the decorating contest, please select the following link, complete the form, and mail to:
1115 College Drive
Gaffney, South Carolina 29340
Christmas on Campus is a unique opportunity to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with the entire Limestone community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and most of all - the children of Gaffney.
Saturday, December 1 - Christmas on Campus:
5:00 p.m. - Lighting of the Luminaries
5:00 - 6:15 p.m. - Holiday Reception with Dr. Walt Griffin, Formal Parlors (Curtis Administration Building)
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - White Christmas Musical Selections, Fullerton Auditorium
7:45 - 7:55 p.m. - Reading of A Christmas Story and Lighting of the Christmas Tree, * Front Campus
7:55 p.m. - Visit from Santa Claus, Front Campus
* Announcement of winners for the Sixth Annual Limestone Luminaries Christmas Decorating Contest will be made during the Lighting of the Christmas Tree.
Other Christmas Events in Gaffney
Friday, November 30 - Christmas on Limestone:
This year's Christmas on Limestone event will be held on Friday, November 30th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. This will mark the tenth year for the annual Christmas celebration, which has proven to be the City of Gaffney's most popular and successful event of the year.
The event will begin with the lighting of the City Christmas Tree. From 5:00 - 5:45 p.m., children will be able to register to help Mayor Henry Jolly '61 light the tree.
This year's event will also feature candlelight tours and live music at the Michael Gaffney Log Home, caroling, sidewalk art, youth and adult choirs, a visit from a very special cow, and much more!
For more information on this year's Christmas on Limestone, please contact LeighAnn Snuggs via email at
The home of Mr. Alex McCluney-Dover of 423 South Petty Street, the first place winner for the Fifth Annual Limestone Luminaries Decorating Contest.
Limestone student-athletes prepare luminaries for 2010 Christmas on Campus. Students placed over 10,000 luminaries on the Limestone campus and surrounding neighborhoods.