Santa Claus, forgoing his sleigh in favor of a BC Police escort, made an early appearance on campus December 6 when he dropped by BC’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on the Plaza at O’Neill Library.

Under the gaze of a certain (impressively-sized) red-nosed reindeer, the festivities also featured a Christmas village with games and ornament decorating, a replica ice sculpture of Gasson Hall, hot chocolate and cookies for revelers, and performances by BC musical groups, including the Dynamics, Bostonians, Heightsmen, Sharps, BC Bells, Liturgy Arts Group, and Madrigals. In addition, the Campus Activities Board had a Christmas card-writing station where students could create holiday messages to send to hospitalized children.

Photographs by Gary Wayne Gilbert.

 

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