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    Holidays at Harding

    Visit campus and enjoy our annual light display.

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    Lights at Harding

    Join us this holiday season.

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    Holidays at Harding

    Join us this holiday season.

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    Lights at Harding

    Join us this holiday season.

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    Holidays at Harding

    Join us this holiday season.


When classes resume after Thanksgiving break, the University officially begins the holiday season.

This year, to celebrate before students return home for Thanksgiving, we will hold our annual lighting ceremony on the Front Lawn on November 2, 2020.

President McLarty will lead the University and guests in a countdown at the end of which approximately 1 million LED lights will illuminate the campus.

The lights stay on until the New Year. For other holiday events on campus, see the Calendar. This year, the University's lighting ceremony is a part of the community of Searcy Holiday of Lights.

Come enjoy the holidays with #HardingLights.

Searcy Holiday of Lights

The University's annual light display is 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. 

Holiday of Lights includes of events including concerts, theatre productions, shows and other family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.

Tour of Homes

The 37th Annual Women for Harding Searcy Tour of Homes will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $20 in advance at Hardingtickets.com and $25 the day of the tour. Tickets are also available at Artistic Flowers and Gifts, The Bee's Knees, The Boutique, Carren’s Flowers and Gifts, First Security Bank in Searcy, Siloe, Soiree Gifts and the alumni office at Harding University.

Holiday concerts

The department of music will also host a number of free concerts for the community to enjoy.

Winter Chorus Concert

November 21, 7 p.m., Administration Auditorium

String Orchestra Concert 

November 19, 7 p.m., Administration Auditorium 


November 14, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church

Holiday Spectacular Concert - Belle Canto, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band & Percussion Ensemble

December 5, 7 p.m., Administration Auditorium

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Alumni Relations
Box 10768
Searcy, AR 72149-5615