Holiday Celebration in Jackson Plaza

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

6:30 p.m.  

Join us for a holiday celebration in Jackson Plaza before heading to the free holiday concert in Smith Auditorium. The celebration will include music, s'mores, cocoa and cookies. At about 7 p.m. we will count down to watch the Hatfield clock tower sparkle with holiday lights.

Begin your evening with a special holiday dinner in Goudy Commons, continue with the celebration in the plaza and end with the holiday concert in Smith Auditorium featuring a sing-along.

Beta Theta Pi fraternity will be at the event accepting donations of coats and clothing to benefit people in need.    

For information about the holiday celebration please contact Colleen Kawahara at

Jackson Plaza Map

Jackson Plaza Map

Holiday Dinner

4:30–7 p.m. Goudy Commons

Bon Appetit is offering a special holiday dinner. No reservations are required.

WU faculty/staff/students - $8.50
Adults - $11.50
Children 8-13 - $8.25
Children 7 and under – Free

Winter endive with spinach, watercress, pomegranate seeds & feta in poppyseed vinaigrette
Quinoa salad with olives, cucumbers, radishes, parsley in a vinaigrette dressing
Grilled vegetable pasta salad with fresh basil tossed in white balsamic vinaigrette

Citrus brined turkey with cranberry persimmon chutney
Crusted roast beef with Au Jus

Butternut, delicata and red kuri squash with cranberries, pecans in a maple glaze
Seared broccolini
Seared green beans
Seared zucchini & spinach
Roasted cauliflower
Buttermilk Yukon smashed potatoes

Cranberry and sweet cream palmiers
Gingered cake with spiced pear and apple compote and Mascarpone topping
Seasonal gluten free options from The Sensitive Baker

Family Holiday Concert & Sing-Along

7 p.m. Smith Auditorium

After the holiday event in Jackson Plaza, continue the celebration of the season with this holiday concert in Smith Auditorium featuring the University Wind Ensemble, University Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Collective who will perform an array of seasonal music to usher in the Holidays. Join us for this Willamette University tradition and be sure to stay until the end for a rousing sing-along. Free.

For more information about the concert please contact the Music Department at 503-370-6255 or at