Otterbein’s Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Feast

It’s time for another treasured tradition — and Otterbein hopes you’ll share in some very special festivities. Otterbein’s annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Feast will officially kick off the season on Dec. 1.

President John Comerford will host the event in Roush Hall’s first floor Fisher Gallery due to the weather forecast of rainAll Cardinals will still enjoy live music, hot chocolate, Towers Brass, OtterTuned, a special holiday message from Rev. Lucy Kelly of Church of the Master, and the big moment when the indoor ceremonial tree is illuminated.

The celebration continues at Otterbein’s Campus Center with the Holiday Feast. This special meal is included in student dining plans. Alumni, friends, employees, and other guests may purchase dinner tickets at the door.

Event Details

Tree Lighting, Roush Hall, 1st floor, Fisher Gallery
When: Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: 27 S. Grove St.

  • Live music and carols.
  • Holiday message shared by Rev. Lucy Kelly, Church of the Master.
  • Tree lighting by President John Comerford.
  • Towers Brass and OtterTuned.

Holiday Feast at the Otterbein Campus Center
Time: Immediately following the Tree Lighting, 6 p.m.
Where: 100 W. Home St.

Holiday Feast Details:
Guests can purchase their meal at the door.

  • Adults tickets are $17.
  • Children ages 7 through 12 are $7.
  • Children age 6 and under are free.

Note: Dinner is included with meal plan for Otterbein students.

Contact Us

Kristen Wojdyla '16
Director, Events and Conferences
614-823-1847
events@otterbein.edu

Lexi McNeal '23
Coordinator, Events and Conferences
614-823-1847
events@otterbein.edu

Justin Akers
Technology Coordinator, Events and Conferences
614-823-1847
events@otterbein.edu

Taylor Shimp '25
Graduate Assistant, Events and Conferences
614-823-1847
events@otterbein.edu

Katie Brun ‘24
Graduate Assistant, Events and Conferences
614-823-1847
events@otterbein.edu