Celebrate the Holidays with Otterbein’s Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Feast!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Jack Frost has started to nip at noses, Christmas shopping has started, and Otterbein University is kicking off the season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Feast on Friday, December 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Otterbein president John Comerford will illuminate the official Otterbein University Christmas Tree on Towers Hall lawn, 1 S. Grove St. The tradition of a Christmas tree lighting ceremony began at Otterbein in 1961.

Event Details

When: Friday, December 6, 2019

5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting on Towers Plaza
1 S. Grove Street

  • Music and carols
  • Holiday message by Chaplain Judith Guion-Utsler
  • Tree Lighting by President John Comerford
  • Visit from Santa
  • Candy canes and Hot Chocolate from the Campus Activities Board


6:00 p.m. Holiday Feast in the Campus Center
100 W. Home Street

  • Photos with Santa
  • Activities for children

Prices in Advance:
 Adults = $10
Children = $4 (4-10)

Prices at the Door:
Adults = $12
Children = $5 (4-10)

Children under 3 years old can attend for FREE.

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

Towers Hall Holiday Ornament