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[Photo Story] Arboretum Christmas Lights 2022

The Arboretum is lit, folks!

In preparation for finals week and the holiday break, the Arboretum is now decked out in lights throughout its gardens. The main Christmas tree towers over the entrance to the gardens where the fountain flows during the warmer months.

Our photographers set out on a cold, December night to take some pictures of the beautiful lights.

The tall tree at the entrance to the Arboretum can be seen by many places on campus, from East Halls to the Business Building.

The tree that stands at the entrance of the Pollinator and Bird Garden is full of hidden gems. Bird feeders are hung as ornaments on the tree, pinecones are rolled in birdseed, and orange peels have some inside, too.

Inside the glass house is a stunning Christmas tree topped with a star. Fun lighting fixtures surround the tree and give a unique look with the reflections in the glass.

Beautiful wreaths are also placed around the Arboretum that are wrapped with ribbon, lights, and even have some animal statues perched on branches. A snake statue in Childhoods Gate is also made festive with a red ribbon.

Finally, at the back of the Arboretum stand multiple trees, all lit up. Touches of red berry branches are scattered around for a touch of red coloring amongst all of the green. Even the fireplace wood is wrapped in lights.

As students start to depart home for the end of the semester, remember the beauty behind the holidays. One of the most beautiful spots on campus is scattered with lights. If you need to destress from finals, go take walk over to the Arboretum.

Enjoy the holidays, Penn Staters!

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Sarah Lynn DeCarlo

Sarah Lynn is a senior (sad) Onward State photographer studying data science. Sarah Lynn is from North Jersey and loves to hear people hate on New Jersey. She loves Yankees baseball, music, and spending time down the shore. You can follow Sarah Lynn on Instagram @sarahlynn.decarlo.

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