Sixth Annual Fanfare of Lights Returns to the OSU Campus

Fall is here, and the holidays are quickly approaching, which means the Oklahoma State campus will soon be lit for the season. Start the holidays in the brightest way at the Fanfare of Lights on Monday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Join the Office of Allied Arts and Special Events and the Stillwater community as they gather around the Edmon Low Library fountain to experience the official campus lighting ceremony.

Guests will enjoy free refreshments and live performances by local choirs from Stillwater Public Schools, including Stillwater Honor Choir and the OSU Choir and OSU Trumpets. This year’s event will also feature music from the popular acapella group Pokeapella.  Children will have the opportunity to visit with some of their favorite costumed characters. At the conclusion of the musical performances, OSU’s President and First Cowgirl, Burns and Ann Hargis, will begin the countdown to light the campus with beautiful orange and white holiday lights.

In its sixth year, the Fanfare of Lights continues to grow and draw larger crowds each year. Since its beginning, Fanfare of Lights coordinators have worked diligently to add new decorations, entertainment and more to further develop the tradition into a campus favorite.

 “The OSU Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment is so excited for this year’s Fanfare of Lights,” said Brandon Mitts, Arts, Culture and Entertainment manager. “The holiday lighting event has become a favorite among the Stillwater community, and we are excited to host it for everyone to enjoy.”

Following the lighting ceremony, guests are also invited to take photos with Santa Claus in the Student Union Atrium, make a variety of holiday crafts and enjoy holiday specials inside the University Store.

In addition to its season performing arts series, the Office of Allied Arts & Special Events is responsible for the coordination and production of many popular campus events such as the Fanfare of Lights, the Miss OSU Pageant and a variety of high caliber professional speakers and performers. For more information, visit