Cameron University will host tree lighting ceremonies at both its Lawton and Duncan campuses to herald the start of the holiday season. On Wednesday, December 1, festivities are scheduled at the Lawton campus beginning at 6 p.m. in Bentley Gardens. Cameron University-Duncan’s celebration will take place on Thursday, December 2, starting at 6 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge.
All activities will take place outdoors, so community members are advised to bundle up so they can visit each of the four activity stations that will be set up on the grounds. Hot cocoa and take-away cookie decorating kits will be available, as will a selfie station complete with holiday-themed props. Visitors can also pick up a “make your own ornament kit” so they can continue the holiday spirit at home.
Attendees will receive a free Cameron commemorative tree ornament as long as supplies last.
“We’re thrilled to host a community tree lighting at both Cameron campuses this year, after taking a year off due to COVID,” says John McArthur, CU president. “This year, our activities will be tailored in a more ‘come and go’ format and will all take place outdoors. I look forward to greeting valued community members on campus as we kick off the holiday season.”
Parking for the Lawton event is available at the intersection of S.W. University Drive and S.W. D Avenue.
CU-Duncan is located at 3100 W. Bois D’Arc Ave., with parking available adjacent to the building.