TCU Christmas Tree Lighting 2016

Two girls top their hot chocolates with plenty of mini-marshmallows. This warm drink paired with cookies have become the staple refreshments of the tree lighting. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)

Students pose with Santa after telling him what they want to Christmas. Tree lighting visitors were welcome to take free photos with Mr. Clause. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)

The normal purple and white lights of Frog Fountain turned green and red to celebrate the holidays. Many tree lighting visitors took photos with the TCU monument. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)

Face painting was one of the many activities that lined the Campus Commons. Children and adults waited to get a reindeer forehead or snowflake cheeks. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)

Four-legged friends are welcome to attend the lighting and many accept the invitation. Some wear Christmas sweaters and get to take a picture with Superfrog Santa Clause. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)

Purple and white lights make the BLUU sparkle. Snowflakes are projected onto the building for the evening but the lights stay on through winter nights. (Sam Bruton/TCU Staff Photographer)

The night ended with fireworks and the tree lighting up. (Jocelyn Sitton/TCU360)

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