Christmas on the Bluff

"Our Celestial City"

Music composed, arranged, performed, and mixed by President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

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Chapel frontside with wreath

Masses for Advent and Christmas

Sacred Heart Chapel is open for Advent and Christmas liturgies, and all are welcome.

Christmas Eve
Saturday, Dec. 24
9:30 p.m. – Christmas Carols
10:00 p.m. – Solemnity of Christmas Mass

See full schedule

Christmas Message from Father Marc Reeves

ASLMU Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

LMU’s beloved tradition took place on Friday, Dec. 2, with an evening of singing, lighting of the tree, cheer, shopping, food, hot cocoa and the reveal of the 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting mug.

This year’s theme was “Classic Christmas/Visitors from the North Pole” and featured a classic Christmas market with students and outside vendors, including original student products. ASLMU also sold light-up necklaces and donated all proceeds to the LMU Food Pantry.

A little rain did not keep our Lions from kicking off the holiday season on the bluff. Relive the magic by viewing the video and photo slideshow.

Photo Gallery

Founders Pavilion and Sunken Garden seen from an upper story of Malone

Three students standing with a human-sized nutcracker statue

Several students standing with on-campus delivery robots which are decorated with Santa hats

Several students sitting in a sleigh

Three students sitting in a miniature train car

Three students sitting in lawn chairs on Sunken Garden with cups of cocoa

Students singing along with Christmas carols

Group of students wearing santa hats

A student and their parent smiling together

Two students making funny faces in a photo booth

Four staff members wearing winter coats and smiling

A large choir of students singing Christmas carols

Iggy wearing a Santa costume and posing with a staff member

A view across all of Sunken Garden with everyone attending the event and the Christmas Tree in the distance

Get in the Spirit

Download one of LMU’s festive Zoom backgrounds to share the wonder and merriment of the season.