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26th Annual Christmas on Campus Scheduled for December 4th

Christmas_on_campusOn Saturday, December 4th, Limestone College will host Christmas on Campus, and the entire Cherokee County community is invited to celebrate the holiday season.

The event is a night of holiday festivities that includes a holiday music performance, the traditional lighting of the luminaries and the College Christmas tree, and a visit from Santa Claus.

Now in its 26th year, 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 10,000 candles and Christmas on Campus has evolved into the night of magic and wonder that we know today.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, December 4

5:00 p.m.: Lighting of the Luminaries
Luminaries will be placed along College Drive, Rutledge Avenue, portions of South Petty, South Johnson, and Limestone Streets. Homes at which the luminaries are placed are eligible to win the Limestone Luminaries Christmas Decorating Contest. For more information, contact Director of Alumni and Parents Programs K.C. Barnhill at 488.4606.

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.: Holiday Reception at Dr. Walt Griffin's Home, 1008 College Drive

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Sounds of the Season Concert, Fullerton Auditorium
This unique, festive montage of choral music will be performed by the Buford Bells of Buford Street United Methodist Church, the Limestone College and Community Chorus, the Limestone College Men's Ensemble, and the debut of the Limestone College Steel Drum Band.

7:45 - 7:55 p.m. - Lighting of the Christmas Tree; Front Campus
Announcement of winners for the Fourth Annual Limestone Luminaries Christmas Decorating Contest will be made during the Lighting of the Christmas Tree.

7:55 p.m.: Visit from Santa Claus; Front Campus