(Photo: Emily Schneider)
By: Allison Upchurch, Staff Reporter
On November 28, the Regis community kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony and festive activities in the Student Center.
A crowd of students and community members gathered outside on the Quad lined with candles and lanterns. St. Nick was even walking around to spread some holiday cheer. There was also a table of hot chocolate to keep the chill of the Tuesday night away.
During the ceremony, Regis’ student a capella group, Euphonic Vox, entertained with a selection of classic holiday songs. A prayer for the holiday season was offered and the tree was officially lit up in glorious blue and yellow LED lights by Father Kevin Burke, S.J., the Vice President of Mission here at Regis.
The celebration continued inside the Student Center as Euphonic Vox continued singing their holiday songs. Students and community members had fun decorating sugar cookies, making little bags of “reindeer food”, and creating Christmas tree ornaments made from ribbon and sticks. As a special treat, royal sisters Anna and Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen came to Regis to join in the festivities. Dresses in their iconic winter outfits, the sisters were on hand to meet community members, take pictures with them, and to wish them good holiday wishes.
Another holiday season is upon us, and the Regis community welcomed it with open arms.