Public Invited to Saint Leo University Christmas Tree Lighting

Public Invited to Saint Leo University Christmas Tree Lighting

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on November 10, 2023

Town of St. Leo, University Presenting Program, Snacks, Christmas Village on November 30

Public Invited to Saint Leo University Christmas Tree Lighting

The town of St. Leo and Saint Leo University will host the university’s annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Village beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 30.

The event will take place beside the Student Activities Building at the university, 33701 County Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574.

Members of the public as well as Saint Leo University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to kick off the holiday season at this event. There will be a brief program featuring a welcome by University President Ed Dadez and town of St. Leo Mayor Vincent “Mike” D’Ambrosio; a prayer by Father Lucius Amarillis, OSB; a reading of the Nativity story; lighting of the campus trees; and a carol sing-a-long.

Everyone is welcome to join in photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, snacks, crafts for children; a Christmas Village featuring gifts for sale, and much more.

Requests for accommodations can be made by emailing For more information, visit

For more information about the event, call (352) 588-8992.


Saint Leo University is a Catholic Benedictine university dedicated to helping learners of all backgrounds and ages gain the competence and courage to be more. Offering 57 degree programs to more than 14,190 students each year, the nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education in the liberal arts tradition and a community of belonging for those who seek a greater purpose in life. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a campus in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, regional education centers, and several online programs. The university is home to more than 104,000 alumni. Learn more at



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