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MU invites North Manchester to Dec. 3 holiday celebration

Manchester University is inviting the neighbors over to join students, faculty and staff in celebrating the season of giving with its Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, in front of the Jo Young Switzer Center.

The Manchester Junior High School Choir performs at 6 p.m., with the tree-lighting by President Dave McFadden at 6:25 p.m. Santa will arrive on a firetruck at 6:30 p.m.

There will be refreshments, photos with Santa, and a selfie station with the president and Manny, the new MU mascot. The festival of trees will be on the upper level of the Jo Young Switzer Center. All festivities are free and open to the public.

The center is on East Street, on the east side of the North Manchester campus. That section of East Street is scheduled to close for the event is order for participants to walk safely. Visitor parking is on the north side of the center and at the lower PERC lot.

Manchester is a tobacco-free campus.

For holiday concerts, presentations, one-act plays and other events the first week of December, click here.

November 4, 2015