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Christmas on the Quad

Saturday, December 7

Celebrate the 2024 holiday season at Saint Louis University's annual Christmas on the Quad.

Christmas on the Quad has quickly become a beloved Saint Louis University tradition kicking off the holiday season. Held the first Saturday in December, the event features festive activities around campus, including visits with Santa, capped off by a blessing and tree-lighting ceremony.

A group of Christmas on the Quad attendees sitting at a table in the Cheer Garden

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Christmas on the Quad?

This year's Christmas on the Quad event will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2024. 

Where will Christmas on the Quad take place?

Various activities will take place throughout Saint Louis University's North Campus quad. The tree-lighting ceremony will be held on the lawn between Pius XII Memorial Library and DuBourg Hall.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in the Laclede Garage, on the southwest corner of Grand Boulevard and Laclede Avenue.

Where is check-in?

Check-in will be inside Simon Recreation Center. Enter at the Laclede Avenue entrance and head up to the check-in tables. If you included commemorative mugs as part of your registration, they can be picked up there.

What food trucks will be at the event?

Go Gyro Go, Treau X's Cajun BBQ and Doughboy’s Wood-Fired Pizza are scheduled to appear at Christmas on the Quad.

Is there a lost and found? 

Please visit the mug purchase tent on West Pine Mall for help (depicted with a gift on the map) with lost and found or other information needs during the event. 

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Please take a moment to read our event cancellation policy. You and your registered guests accept the terms and conditions by submitting your registration.

If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registration, please contact the Office of Alumni and Donor Engagement at