Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter celebrates it’s 71st annual Festival of St. Lucia this (THU) morning. The Festival of St. Lucia begins the Christmas season in Swedish custom. At Gustavus, the St. Lucia Court traditionally sings carols in the College’s residence halls during the early morning on the day of the festival, which begins at 10am today in Christ Chapel and is open to the public. Five sophomore women are on the St. Lucia Court this year. They are chosen based on courageous leadership, strength of character, service to others, and compassion. The new Lucia is then chosen through a campus community vote taking place today and Friday.