Holiday cheer at Homewood
The 19th annual Lighting of the Quads celebrates the end of the semester with a fireworks show and light display
By Hub staff report/ Published Dec 7, 2023
On Tuesday night, the Hopkins community gathered on Keyser Quad for the 19th annual Lighting of the Quads, where students celebrated the end of the semester and the beginning of the holiday season with hot cocoa and baked treats as the campus transformed into a winter wonderland.
The gathering also featured craft stations, games, a fireworks show, fire dancers, musical performances, and remarks from President Ron Daniels.
"This year, I want to take a moment, with all of us together as a community—however we come to be here right now—to remind us that there is a reason that we are lighting the quads," Daniels said. "Across cultures and countries, in times of sadness and of joy, light is a sign of resilience, a sign of renewal, a sign of hope."
Daniels then asked everyone to take out their phones, turn on their flashlights, and shine their lights toward the sky as he thanked them for "bringing so much light and energy to Hopkins."
Hopkins students, faculty, and staff in search of more holiday fun can visit the Johns Hopkins ice rink, which opens on Jan. 13.