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    Lights 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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    Lights at Harding

    Join us this holiday season.

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    Lights at Harding

    Join us this holiday season.

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    Lights at Harding

    Join us this holiday season.


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

Join us Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 for the annual lighting ceremony on the front lawn. Free hot chocolate will be provided.

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's Holiday of Lights.

Come enjoy the holidays at Harding.

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 35th Annual Women for Harding Searcy Tour of Homes will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. 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 Boutique, Carren’s Flowers and Gifts, First Security Bank in Searcy, Siloe, and the alumni office at Harding University.

Holiday concerts

Women for Harding will host the Oak Ridge Boys Jan. 22 in Benson Auditorium. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48 and can be purchased at www.hardingtickets.com.

The department of music will also host a number of free concerts for the community to enjoy.
Jazz Band
Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Reynolds Recital Hall
Dec. 2, 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church
Percussion Ensemble
Dec. 3, 2 p.m., Reynolds Recital Hall
Chamber Singers
Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Reynolds Recital Hall

Contact Us

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