Fairfield University to Host Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

FAIRFIELD—The most wonderful time of the year is here and Fairfield University will add to the merriment with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 6 at 6:15 p.m. outside the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola. The event is free and open to the public.

Historically a student event, the University is welcoming the greater Fairfield community to help spread the Stag cheer far and wide. In addition to the tree lighting, Lucas, Santa, and Mrs. Claus will be joining the fun for pictures, University singing groups, The Bensonians and Sweet Harmony, will perform their songs of the season, and hot chocolate and cookies will be available to warm spirits.

Bring your family and friends and join Fairfield’s mascot Lucas the Stag, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for the tree lighting festivities!

Additionally, the community is invited to attend Fairfield’s Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland game in Alumni Hall. The first 100 attendees will receive Santa hats. Tickets for the game are available at

Fairfield University is a modern, Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.