Boise State to host fifth annual tree lighting on campus

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For four consecutive years, students and faculty have gathered in the cold to celebrate the lighting of the University’s Christmas tree, and this year will be no different. All students can attend the annual tree lighting on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the quad.

The event is hosted and organized by the University and ASBSU. The tree lighting has taken place since 2013, making this year the 5th anniversary.

According to Greg Hahn, the associate vice president for the office of Communications and Marketing, this year is expected to have more students than previous years.  

“More students attend every year. Last year we had about 600 and went through 70 gallons of hot chocolate and lots of candy canes,” Hahn said.

Along with more students comes more lights. Boise State adds a greater number of lights each year, and they use LED lights that use less power.

Students will not only experience the lighting of the tree but also hot chocolate and live holiday music. This year, they can also get a chance to meet a reindeer that will be present from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The night will be chilly, so those who attend should bundle u, and come watch a Boise State Christmas tradition.


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