- As part of a longtime campus Christmas tradition, Winthrop will host its annual Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 3 at 5:15 p.m.
- After the tree lighting, Rock Hill will host the Lighting of the Village, the opening ceremonies for ChristmasVille, at 6 p.m. on Main Street.
Winthrop University, "Campus Tree Lighting to Celebrate Old, New Christmas Traditions" (2009). Winthrop News 2009. 144.