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Lighting of the Commons

deSteiguers at Lighting of the Commons

Hundreds of members of the OC family and friends from the surrounding community gather each year to ring in the season at Lighting of the Commons.

Haven't started Christmas shopping? Well this is the perfect place to find unique gifts for your loved ones! Plus, you can knock out some memorable photos with Santa (download them here!). While you're there, you can enjoy our iconic fireworks behind the clocktower and beautiful Christmas lights. But don't get too cold! Be sure to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in a collectible mug. And, there will be live music!

If you aren't quite convinced yet - check out this recap from last year.

See you soon!


Lawson Commons is east of the clock tower, located in the central part of campus. Feel free to use the map for guidance!

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