VCU Student Commons starts holiday season with Winter Lights Celebration

Just in time for the city’s Holiday Parade and Grand Illumination, VCU kicked off the holiday season with the Winter Lights Celebration, held in the student commons on Thursday, Dec. 2.
The event marked the lighting of the exterior lights on the student commons, but also had some winter-friendly activities set up for the night, including an ice-skating rink for students. The event also featured a performance by the Notochords, VCU’s a cappella singing ensemble.
The next night, the city’s Grand Illumination was held Downtown, lighting up the James Center and providing family entertainment and activities for an hour, including VCU’s own trombone choir.
On Saturday morning, the city woke up to the Dominion Holiday Parade on that began on D.M.V Drive and went down Broad to 7th St.
The lights decorating VCU’s student commons will be on display through December.

The Winter Lights Celebration included ice-skating with a portable rink set up between the commons and Harris Hall. Skates were provided for those willing to skate and seasonal snacks, like hot chocolate were provided for those who needed to thaw from skating, or those who weren’t quite ready to hit the ice.

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