This year’s “Litmas with SGA” will be on Nov. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Campus Mall Area.
This is the second year that the annual tree lighting will be made an event for students and staff to celebrate.
“We want to take what SGA did last year and work with Student Life and Caddie Coupe and make this [year’s tree lighting] even better,” Lauren Wasson, president of SGA and senior political science major from Denton, said.
The event is made for students to come out and celebrate Christmas together and have some fun.
“What’s good about this event is that anyone can come as they are and celebrate with one another,” Karissa Nickish, press secretary of SGA and senior speech path major from Melbourne Beach, Fla. “The goal for this event is that it continues to get bigger with every year.”
The event will feature a 35-foot-tall Christmas tree, the A Cappella groups and students from OMA.
Weston and the Evergreen and Sterling Williams’ and his band will be there performing.
Students will watch the lighting of the tree while drinking hot chocolate and have the ability to take pictures at a vintage camper photo booth.
Other additions to the event this year will include Abi Thrift and a snow machine.
The first 200 people to show up for the event will also receive a free Christmas mug.
“Before we did this last year, other departments decorated for Christmas, but we didn’t feel there was a lot to see on campus,” Wasson said. “So we wanted an event where all the students from different clubs and groups can come together and be involved in something else. We wanted something every student could just have fun and be apart of.”
Even though this is the second year of the event, Wasson said she wished that there was something like this when she was a freshman.
Nickish and Wasson said that even if the weather gets a bit colder than usual, SGA will do what it can to keep the event going, however she also said they are not too worried.