Harding University illuminates campus during annual lighting ceremony

Nov. 21, 2022 | Holidays at Harding |

Harding University will kick off its holiday season activities with the annual campus lighting ceremony. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, on the front lawn near the David B. Burks American Heritage Building. The countdown to the moment the lights come on will begin promptly at 6 p.m., so guests are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early. 

President Mike Williams will lead the crowd in the countdown to illuminate hundreds of thousands of lights that will grace the front lawn through New Year’s. Preparations have been underway since October when the University’s physical resources department began hanging lights and Christmas wreaths across campus. All Arkansans are encouraged to add the campus to their lists of light displays to visit this year. 

For more information about the lights and other holiday events on campus, visit harding.edu/holidays. The University’s light display is also featured in the city of Searcy’s Holiday of Lights, a guide to seasonal events that take place all over town during the month of December. For other Harding events and free and low cost services available to the public, visit harding.edu/community


Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents students from across the U.S. and more than 50 nations and territories. The University offers more than 110 undergraduate majors; 14 preprofessional programs; more than 40 graduate and professional programs; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australasia, Peru, England, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit harding.edu.

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