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The Dallas community is invited to visit SMU's Centennial Celebration of Lights from dusk to midnight each evening November 30 through January 3.

Twinkling white lights will illuminate the SMU campus November 30 – January 3 for Celebration of Lights, the University's annual holiday celebration. Beginning with the annual campus lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. on November 30, on SMU's Main Quad, the Dallas community is invited to enjoy sparkling lights decorating the trees from the SMU campus entrance on Bishop Boulevard to the landmark Dallas Hall. The annual event is sponsored by SMU's Student Foundation and supported by the SMU Centennial Host Committee and the Michael F. Miller Endowment for the Celebration of Lights.

The Celebration of Lights Lighting Ceremony, SMU students' favorite campus tradition, will feature luminarias lining the sidewalks, student musicians performing songs of the season, SMU President R. Gerald Turner reading the Christmas story from the New Testament, and lighting of the SMU Christmas tree. The celebration ends bathed in candlelight as participants light candles and sing "Silent Night."

To watch the Celebration of Lights Lighting Ceremony click here.

Click here to view the map of the Centennial Celebration of Lights route.