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Pacific Lutheran University’s holiday event roundup

Pacific Lutheran University’s holiday event roundup

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Students gather in Red Square for last year's Celebration of Light, an exploration of religious and cultural aspects of the holiday followed by singing and lighting the trees.

Image: Pacific Lutheran University’s Celebration of Light, which explores religious and cultural aspects of the holiday followed by singing and lighting the trees around Red Square, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

November 28, 2017
By Staff
PLU Marketing & Communications

TACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 27, 2017) - Looking to get the festivities started early? Check out this roundup of holiday events held on campus this year.

Dec. 6: Norsk Julegudstjeneste (Norwegian Language Christmas service)

Join the SCC and Nordic Studies for a Christmas service in Norwegian! The service will be be held in the Ness Family Chapel, with traditional Norwegian pastries to follow in the second-floor lobby. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec. 6: Mast Media Holiday Photo Booth

Swing by the UC Grey Area and visit Mast Media’s holiday photo booth. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cookies for  decorating and hot cocoa will be provided!

Dec. 7: BSU Holiday Cookie Making

An informal meet-up for decorating cookies to de-stress before finals week.

The event will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location TBD.


Nov. 29: Celebration of Light

Pacific Lutheran University’s annual Celebration of light, an exploration of religious and cultural aspects of the holiday followed by singing and lighting the trees around Red Square, will begin at the Phillips Center at 4 p.m. Come enjoy this festive and inclusive celebration!

Dec. 1: Dance Team Winter Showcase

An exciting evening of student-produced dance performances by the PLU Dance Team as well as other campus groups.

The performance beings at 7:30 p.m. at KHP Eastvold Auditorium. Call 253-535-7411 to purchase tickets, or buy online. All tickets are $5.

Dec. 1: Sounds of Christmas

Come listen to the Sounds of Christmas, featuring the University Singers and University Men’s Chorus and directed by Dr. Brian Galante.

Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for senior citizens (60+), military and alumni; and free for the PLU community, students and those 18 and under. Tickets are available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253 535-7411) or can be purchased online. The concert will be livestreamed via the following link.

Dec. 3: Sankta Lucia

For more than 60 years Pacific Lutheran University has been celebrating Sankta Lucia. The tradition, most strongly celebrated in Sweden, honors a young woman who stood up for her beliefs and her family in the face of persecution. At PLU, the Lucia is chosen based on an essay and interview process where they show dedication, a sense of service and optimism. The Lucia is recognized with a $500 scholarship and a crown of candles.

This year, the celebration takes place at 2:30 p.m. in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Dec. 4: A PLU Christmas in Seattle

Tacoma tickets for Gloria: A Christmas Celebration may have sold out, but there are still seats available for the Seattle rendition of the concert at Benaroya Hall! Come listen to the beautiful sounds of Pacific Lutheran University’s The Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra as they help us celebrate the glory, hope, and peace of the Christmas season.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased through Benaroya Hall box office at 1-866-833-4747 or on the web.

Dec. 5: Christmas Cookie Class

Want to get into the festive spirit? Come decorate sugar cookies and pick up some handy pointers on how to produce the best holiday treats!

This free class is held at Anderson University Scandinavian Cultural Center Kitchen and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.