Willamettes Star Trees Lighting And Holiday Concert

Willamette University presents its annual Star Trees Lighting and Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 2. Both events are free and open to the public; however, tickets are needed to the Holiday Concert.

The Star Trees Lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on State Street, across from the capital building. One lucky boy and girl will win a chance to light the Star Trees and win a $100 Savings Bonds from the Marion and Polk Schools Credit Union. Holiday music will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the lighting ceremony beginning at 5:45 p.m. Santa arrives at 6:15 p.m.

Following the Star Trees Lighting, the Holiday Concert will take place at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. This instrumental concert will feature the Chamber Winds, University Band, Flute Choir, Clarinet Quartet and Tuba Quartet. The Willamette instrumental groups will perform musical pieces ranging from familiar carols to other types of traditional holiday music. Free tickets are available at the University Center Desk, 503-370-6267, or through the Willamette Music Department, 503-370-6255. Tickets are needed for admission to the concert.