University Place Christmas Tree Lighting

Invite your family and neighbors to come out for a very special evening and community event on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Market Square, 3609 Bridgeport Way West, for the lighting of the University Place Christmas Tree. This marks the beginning of a new tradition in U.P., with the annual Christmas tree lighting festivities beginning after dark amid the holiday lights of Market Square.

Doors open at 4:30 and the fun will begin at 5 p.m. when Santa arrives on a West Pierce Fire truck. As in years past, little dancers from University Place will be on hand to escort the Jolly Ol’ Elf inside for pictures at the Atrium fireplace while U.P. students will perform festive holiday tunes outside in Market Square. The lighting of the tree will take place at 6 p.m. and Santa pictures will continue until 8 p.m. The cost of the photos will be $5 and benefit the Kiwanis Club of University Place.

Plan to make an evening out of this special celebration. Bundle up the kids, admire the twinkling lights and snack on Top Pot Doughnuts and Hometown Dogs while staying warm by the outdoor fireplace. What better way to mark the beginning of the holiday season than by making memories that will last a lifetime and celebrating with your community in the heart of U.P. – the Village at Chambers Bay.

We hope to see you on Dec. 2!

If you can’t make it on Dec. 2…
Layla and Me Photography of University Place will be taking photos with Santa by the Civic Building Atrium fireplace on Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17 and Dec. 23. Walk-ins are welcome, but patrons can avoid lines by making an appointment for these professional photos. Please visit for available times and pricing.

Event Date: 
Friday, 2 December 2016 - 4:00pm