The annual lighting ceremony for Woodburn Hall initiates the holiday season at WVU. This tradition, which dates back to the 1987-88 academic year, is typically held during the first week of December. Over the past few years, local high school bands and choirs have been invited to perform holiday songs at the event.
In 2011, the University updated the lighting of Woodburn Hall to make it more energy efficient and economical.
This tradition is not currently active, although there has been some members of the public that would like to see it reinstated.