TAMIU shines bright during tree lighting ceremony

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Many kids are waking up with a smile on their face after they received a visit from Santa Monday night.

TAMIU commemorated the start of the holiday season with its annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

After the tree was lit, Jolly old Saint Nick was ready to greet and meet all the kids.

The night was filled with plenty of activities such as a candy cane toss, writing letters to Santa and of course hot chocolate and cookies.

Local resident Luis de la Cruz says it’s a perfect event to get into the holiday spirit and build community togetherness.

TAMIU also offered free screenings of the holiday-themed movie, “Let it Snow” at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium.