Intermittent rain did not keep Santa Claus from making his annual appearance at the Heights to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree.
Befitting his VIP status, Santa had a BC Police escort to campus, followed by a full schedule of photographs with admirers of all ages.
The event on the Plaza at O’Neill Library on December 5th included caroling, performances by student musical groups, caricatures, ice sculpture, and other festivities to kick off the holiday season.
Scenes from the festivities, in a 360-degree video by Ravi Jain and photographs by Frank Curran, follow.
VIDEO: The student group BC Bells performed 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' as part of the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration on the Plaza at O’Neill Library. University President William P. Leahy, S.J. took to the stage to share reflections on the holiday season and to light the Christmas tree. (To engage this 360-degree video, use the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. On mobile devices, open directly in YouTube app. Drag the video or use the arrows in the upper left corner to navigate.)