The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting draws thousands of TCU Horned Frogs from across the region. To ensure you do not miss the excitement, we encourage visitors to consider arriving early in order to find a parking spot and get to the Campus Commons on time. After 5:00pm, guests may park in any lot on campus, including reserved. Please refrain from parking in Health Center, Hall Director, or 24-hour reserved spots. TCU provides complimentary shuttle service for students and visitors. For visitor parking information, please click HERE.
Event Map and Security
Please click here for the Tree Lighting Guest Map to download a 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Guest and Parking Map so you can get to the event and parked easily. To ensure a safe environment for all, please review the security and event entry guidelines as you prepare for to attend this event by clicking Tree Lighting 2021 Security Overview. Please note that TCU’s clear bag policy will be in place and enforced for this event.
Refreshments and Attractions
The annual TCU Tree Lighting wouldn’t be the same without Super Frog Santa! There will be two opportunities for photos with both Super Frog Santa as well as the real big guy from the North Pole. Photos are taken with your own phone or camera.
Free refreshments will be available while supplies last. If you are hungrier, there will be several food trucks on site at Frog Fountain selling dinner and snacks. There is a Chick-Fil-A, a coffee shop which serves Starbucks coffee and Market Square in the University Union. Information about these venues can be found by clicking here.
6:15pm: Campus Commons Opens
6:30pm: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors perform
7:10pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Presentation
7:25pm-8:10pm: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors perform
TCU will actively monitor any threats for severe weather and emergency situations. To receive event alerts text “TCUCHRISTMAS” to 67283. This will temporarily subscribe you to alerts pertaining to TCU Christmas Tree Lighting utilizing TCU’s emergency notification system.
Thank you to our Christmas Tree Lighting sponsors: