December 5, 2017, Carlinville, IL—Blackburn College kicked off the holiday season and illuminated Carlinville with Blackburn College’s third annual Tree of Lights on Thursday, November 30. The tree, decorated with more than 50,000 lights donated by Ace Hardware, will continue to be on display throughout the holiday season in front of historic Hudson Hall on Blackburn’s campus.
During the festivities visitors enjoyed carols performed by the Blackburn Voices ensemble, and hot cocoa and other refreshments served in the Claire Jaenke Alumni Center. Members of the community were also invited to dine on campus in the dining hall, located in the Demuzio Campus Center. The campus is adorned with a variety of new holiday decorations, and the community was welcomed to visit campus and enjoy Blackburn’s holiday spirit.
Another upcoming Christmas event will take place on Sunday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Blackburn’s Bothwell Auditorium as the Blackburn College Choir and the Blackburn Voices ensemble perform Christmas at Blackburn: Festival of Lessons and Carols. This annual Christmas concert tradition is a wonderful holiday evening for the whole family.