[PHOTOS] Ushering in the holiday spirit at Boar’s Head 2023

The 79th Annual Boar’s Head Celebration on Dec. 1 marked the beginning of the holiday season at Oglethorpe. A timeless and beloved Oglethorpe tradition, this year’s Boar’s Head was filled with holiday spirit and a warm sense of community.

The celebration included the induction of 21 new Omicron Delta Kappa members, the alumni reception that welcomed more than 200 attendees, a bustling crowd at the Conant Performing Arts Center for the concert and the student-centered after-party.

This year’s concert theme was “Winter Wonderland,” and the program featured the traditional Boar’s Head Carol during the processional and a retelling of the legend of the Boar’s Head, as well as number of holiday selections by Oglethorpe University jazz ensemble the Jazzy Petrels, the Oglethorpe University Singers and Chorale and the Oglethorpe University Symphony. The music ensembles were led by Dr. Brent Runnels and Dr. Tom FitzStephens, and Mr. William Shillito was this year’s faculty ODK reader.

The after-party offered music and dancing, food, caricature artists, crafts, mocktails and refreshments to celebrate the holiday season.

See all the photos from this year’s Boar’s Head below:

Boar's Head Celebration & Holiday Party 2023

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