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Monday, January 3, 2011

Watching the Christmas Light Display at the University

Guest post of the week by Brittany Booker

My friends and I always make a big deal out of going to see Christmas lights every year and this year was no exception. We had heard that our university was going to put on a big display that would start on December 1st, so we knew we had to be there for the lighting ceremony. We finished our homework early, ate a quick dinner, and then set our home security alarm from Home security Systems before heading over to campus.

Once we arrived, there were people already crowding around to get the best spot to watch the lights get turned on. We picked a sort of secret little spot near one of the art buildings that we all have classes in and shivered and chatted while we waited. A guy came around with a little cart selling hot chocolate and cookies, which was just about the best thing ever. It was so good to have something warm to sip on while we waited!

Around 6:30, several students and professors got up on the stage to talk and introduce the lights. When they flipped the switch, the entire campus lit up while everyone cheered. There were bright lights all around the buildings and lots of extra decorations around the lightposts and benches. It will be a beautiful setting for the holiday season, even despite having to take finals soon!