ODU to Host Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting


Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) will ring in the holiday season with its annual Christmas Lessons and Carols ceremony at 6 p.m., Dec. 4, on its main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

With more than 100,000 lights illuminating ODU’s campus, this evening offers an enchanting tradition of lights, scripture readings and holiday cheer. Attendees will enjoy seasonal music provided by the ODU Chorus and Band. 

The evening will start with Christmas Lessons and Carols in Christ the King Chapel, located in Sansbury Hall. This is a traditional service of scripture readings and hymns. Following the service, the crèche will be blessed in front of Erskine Hall and the Christmas tree will be lit. 

Attendees can enjoy hot chocolate and doughnuts as children make their own special Christmas ornaments and have their picture taken with Santa Claus in the Colonial Room, also located in Sansbury Hall. 

This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP by Dec. 1. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.