South Orange, Maplewood Residents Invited to 'Christmas at the Hall' on Thursday

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Setonians Allison Fedorka, Joe Testa, Ana Martinez, Jordan Falciani and Kelsey Lazaro sing at last year's tree lighting. (Photo: Michael Paras, Courtesy Seton Hall University)
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SOUTH ORANGE—Community members are invited to commence the holiday season on Dec. 1 at Seton Hall University’s “Christmas at the Hall,” a celebration offering holiday treats, musical performances and the college’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Festivities will begin with Mass at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, followed by a blessing of the Crèche. The lighting of the 55-foot Norway spruce on the University Green will take place at 6 p.m., where President Gabriel Esteban and alumnus Robert Windrem will “throw the switch.”

The celebration will continue in the Main Lounge with a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Additional entertainment will include Christmas caroling and performances by the Seton Hall choirs.

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According to junior Bill Torres, who sang in the choir at last year’s ceremony and will participate again this year, songs will include compositions from around the world such as the 16th-century Spanish Christmas carol “Riu, Riu, Chiu,” pieces by Benjamin Britton and more.

“I think (Christmas at the Hall) gives the community and Seton Hall University a great opportunity to meet and strengthen their relationship,” Torres said. “I’m looking forward to the hot chocolate and the extra lights rumored to have been added to the tree this year.”

Guests looking to spread the holiday cheer are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys (suitable for children ages infant to18) to the event, which will later be distributed both to local neighborhoods and to a parish in Appalachia.

In the case of inclement weather, the entirety of “Christmas at the Hall” will take place in the Main Lounge. For more information, contact Jennifer O’Sheal at oshealje@shu.edu or call 973-378-2662.

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