LSU to Host Holiday Spectacular on Tuesday, Nov. 29

BATON ROUGE – Join LSU for a spectacularly fun night of holiday entertainment for LSU students, faculty, staff, families and community members. Celebrate the spirit of the season with this seven-hour, festival lineup of activities on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Once known as the LSU Candlelight Celebration, the event is now a collaborative initiative to promote all there is to do and see at LSU during the holiday season.

The night will include:

Christmas Tree Sale
Nov. 28-29
Corner of Highland Road and Nicholson Extension
Hosted by the Society of American Foresters Student Chapter at LSU 

Season’s Readings Book Sale
4:30-6:30 p.m. | The Club at Union Square, Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road
Hosted by LSU Press and the Southern Review

Holiday Performances
5 p.m. | LSU Student Union Theater
Hosted by LSU Campus Life
Featuring performances from LSU students, faculty & community organizations.

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
5:30 p.m. | LSU African American Cultural Center
Hosted by LSU Office of Diversity, the Office Multicultural Affairs and the African American Cultural Center
Celebrate the origin and traditions of Kwanzaa.

27th Annual Holiday on Campus
6-8 p.m. | LSU Student Union North Lobby
Hosted by LSU Staff Senate
A holiday carnival for LSU students and the children of LSU students, faculty and staff.

LSU Christmas Tree Lighting
7 p.m. | Free Speech Circle
Hosted by LSU Campus Life

LSU President’s Late Night Breakfast
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. | The 5 and 459 Commons dining halls
Hosted by the Office of the President
A pre-finals tradition ensuring LSU students are properly fueled for final exams.

Season’s Readings, Holiday Performances and the LSU Christmas Tree Lighting are free and open to LSU students, faculty, staff and the Baton Rouge community. Tickets are not required.

Holiday on Campus is open to the children of LSU students, faculty, and staff. Everyone is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots or nonperishable food items for the LSU Food Pantry.

The President’s Late Night Breakfast is free and open to LSU students. Students should bring a Tiger Card LSU ID.

LSU Parking & Transportation Services will open the parking garage for free event parking from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 225-578-5160.




Contact Margo Jolet
LSU Campus Life


Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations