Christmas at the Hall

In this holy season, we join in a spirit of joy and generosity to celebrate our faith in the Christmas traditions at Seton Hall. These events bring us together as a community and help us offer others a portion of the gifts we have received as members of the Seton Hall family.

Streaming November 28, the annual tree lighting ceremony on the green:


Seton Hall is #1 at Christmas

Student in front of Lit Christmas Tree There is no shortage of Christmas events at Seton Hall University. The season kicks off with a Tree Lighting Ceremony. Throughout the weeks following, there is carol-singing, Crèche blessings, a pancake breakfast with Santa, Jazz Band Christmas Performances, Lessons and Carols, and University Christmas Parties. Festivities abound, Best College Reviews continually rates Seton Hall as #1 for our holiday spirit.

Upcoming Events

University Center Render

University Center Ribbon Cutting

November 28, 2022
Students, donors, guests, faculty and staff are invited to attend the blessing and ribbon cutting of the newly refurbished Bishop Dougherty University Center. Please join us on the front steps of the Center after 5 p.m. mass on November 28. The event will be followed by Christmas at the Hall.

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The Eucharist and the Campus: Daily Advent Meditations

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DOVE Toy Drive

Young female wrapping a giftDuring the  Christmas season, DOVE provides gifts to several schools and agencies in Newark, the Maplewood South Orange School District, and the Don Bosco Youth Center. Each year, members of our Seton Hall network donate upwards of 1,500 toys for children in need. We then sort, wrap, and load the gifts into the DOVE vans. It's your generosity that makes this all possible. Please consider making a gift or donating a toy for a child in need.  Thank you for continuing to be a part of this Christmas miracle.

Rock the Socks

Rock the SocksThe socks are back! When you choose to give to Seton Hall, you give an education and experience unlike any other. Make your gift to the area of campus that means the most to you by December 31, and as our way of saying thank you, donors will receive a pair of limited-edition Pirate socks not available anywhere else (while supplies last).


Alumni Webinar and Podcast Celebrates Christmas

Woman sitting on couch with laptop during ChristmasOn Monday, December 12, Alumni Engagement hosted a webinar on how to host a very merry Christmas! The webinar covered décor, food, drinks, and more! Topics included: planning your menu & pre-party prepping, how to stock your home bar for a holiday party, and an additional 2 large-format style recipes provided for webinar attendees with recipe cards and measurements! Watch a recording of this fun and festive webinar.

Best College Reviews recognized Seton Hall as the best college in America for "Holiday Events." But have you ever wondered how we got here? In this very festive episode, Viannca sits down with Alan Delozier, Humanities Librarian, to discuss the history of Christmas here at Seton Hall. Listen to out very merry Christmas podcast, Pirate's Eye on Christmas at the Hall.

Young Adult working on a laptop at Christmastime.Christmas Toolkit

Click here to download personalized Seton Hall coloring pages to work on and apply fun holiday themed Microsoft Teams backgrounds for when you log onto class or meetings! Grab some hot cocoa, curl up on the couch, & relax to the sounds of the holidays by listening to Seton Hall's official Christmas Playlist. #HallChristmas