Idea for Philip: Do the tree lighting the 28th, and after the tree lighting will be the normal all-night breakfast for the students .. and we tout the event in the community as the “Start of the Christmas Season in Athens.“. CALL NOTES. Philip was pretty positive about the idea of the 28th. They are just trying to find a place where the community AND the students can get involved. He said he was going to talk with members of their committee for this event and then will get back with us.