Friday’s wet conditions failed to dampen the spirit of a longtime UVA tradition that annually succeeds in its mission, ringing in the holiday season with a celebration of joy and community.
This year’s Lighting of the Lawn theme was “Disglow.” Early attendees were treated to free glow sticks, and all attendees were encouraged to dress in disco-themed costumes. The University’s various performance groups entertained the crowd.
Kimora Bryant is a second-year student and member of the Harmonious Hoos. The a cappella group, while wearing festive onesie pajamas, covered the Boyz II Men version of “Let It Snow.”
Bryant was a spectator at the event last year, but on Friday she donned a penguin onesie and candy cane earrings at the base of the Rotunda in front of a Lawn full of her classmates and others.