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College tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa Claus set for Nov. 28

SWTJC offices will be closed for Winter Break beginning at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

College tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa Claus set for Nov. 28

 

Christmas at the College

Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde Campus, will host the fourth annual “Christmas At the College” event on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus, while choirs from local schools will provide entertainment. The college will have free hot chocolate, pan dulce, and cookies.

New this year is a 15 ft Giant Snow Globe, where parents and their children can go in and take photos.

According to College President, Dr. Hector Gonzales, planning is well underway. “We are extremely excited about providing our community with a wonderful array of Christmas light displays, which is sure to please children of all ages,” said Gonzales. "We invite the entire community to bring their children to take free pictures with Santa and enjoy some wonderful music from children in the community.”

Del Rio and Eagle Pass campuses are hosting their “Christmas at The College” event on the same date. 

In Uvalde, the ceremony takes place in front of the Rodolfo R. & Dolores Flores Student Services Building.

During the event, the countdown for lighting the 20-foot Christmas tree along with the arrival of Santa Clause is set to begin at shortly after 6 p.m.

In addition, the SWTJC Uvalde Catholic Club will host its annual Las Posadas. A posada is a traditional Hispanic celebration depicting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem. The posada begins in front of the Rodolfo R. & Dolores Flores Student Services Building.

Following the posada, there will be food, drinks, singing and a piñata for the children in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom.