CLEMSON – The annual Lighting of the Gardens will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Clemson University’s Carillon Garden.

The annual Lighting of the Gardens will be Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The annual Lighting of the Gardens will be Tuesday, Dec. 5.
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The event will start with opening remarks by First Lady Beth Clements. Student singing groups Take Note and the Clemson Gospel Choir will perform and trees and bushes throughout the garden will be lit with holiday lights.

There will be holiday cookies, a hot chocolate bar and opportunities for photos with Santa Claus.

The event is sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government, which has partnered with Clemson Hope, a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to improving Title 1 schools in the area.

The groups encourage attendees to bring school supplies or cash donations to help support students who attend these schools.

“Student Government plans events like Lighting of the Gardens for the entire university to come together during special times of the year and it has been our hope to continue to grow in attendance,” said Lindsay Looper, Undergraduate Student Government activities director. “We would love for this event to become a way for students to give back to the community that gives us so much.”

The event is free and open to the public.