UE Christmas on Campus Planned for Friday, December 2

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016

The University of Evansville will mark the holidays with Christmas on Campus on Friday, December 2. The celebration will include photos with Purple Santa, reindeer games, ice skating, carriage rides, Candlelight Advent Vespers and the lighting of the University’s Christmas tree.

The public is welcome to any and all events for only $5 per family! Visit UE's Christmas on Campus webpage to fill out the online registration form to save time during the event.

The complete schedule for Christmas on Campus follows:

Photos with Purple Santa

Ridgway University Center

5:00-7:00 p.m.

A special visitor from the North Pole kicks off Christmas on Campus. Everyone is invited to tell Santa what’s on their wish list for Christmas this year, and have their photos taken with him.  Since Santa will be visiting on a Purple Friday, he’ll wear his purple suit to support the Aces.

Reindeer Games

East Terrace Lawn

5:00-10:00 p.m.

Participate in holiday carnival games.

Ice Skating

Rutigliano Plaza

5:00-10:00 p.m.

Enjoy ice skating on artificial ice.

Candlelight Advent Vespers

Neu Chapel

7:30 p.m.

This service will include selections by UE’s choirs and organists, Christmas carol singing by candlelight, and readings from scripture in the beautifully decorated Neu Chapel.

Carriage Rides

Sesquicentennial Oval

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Get in the holiday spirit by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Cookies and Hot Chocolate

Lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Come in from the cold and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies.

Kettle Corn

Bower-Suhrheinrich Library

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Enjoy a snack of kettle corn on the May Studio Theatre plaza.

Photos with Santa

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Near Campus Christmas Tree

Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Caroling

Outside Graves Hall

8:35 p.m.

UE president Thomas A. Kazee will flip the ceremonial 6-foot light switch illuminating the University’s campus Christmas tree. Neu Chapel organist Patrick Ritsch will lead carol singing following the tree lighting.

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