MARQUETTE Ã‚– The annual Ã‚“Lighting up the HolidaysÃ‚” event at Northern Michigan University will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the University Center.
Hayrides will be offered from 4-8 p.m. A brief tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on the university lawn with Interim President Mike Roy and ASNMU President Kyle Ortiz. Santa will arrive at about the same time.
A reception in the Peter White Lounge after the tree lighting will feature free pictures with Santa and free books for children under 8 years old, caroling by the Mortar Board, free cookies and hot chocolate, and dancing by New Attitudes Dance Studio. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food for the TV6 Can-A-Thon.
The NMU Bookstore will also hold a holiday sale in conjunction with the event, staying open until 8 p.m.
Ã‚“Lighting up the HolidaysÃ‚” is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha, Copper Country PRIDE, Golden Z Club, Mortar Board, NMU public safety, auxiliary services and on-campus apartments.