Don't miss out on Ball State, Muncie community holiday events
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Ball State and the Muncie community are filled with events to get you and your friends in the holiday spirit. Here are some of the holiday activities taking place this month.
5-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at Cardinal Greenways
Polar Express is an evening of old-fashioned fun and holiday celebration. Merriment abounds as young and old alike enjoy listening to carols, sipping hot cocoa and visiting with family and friends in the restored 1901 depot. Every child receives a present from Santa, and if you like, you can make a card for military men and women before you tell Santa your wishes. Everyone is welcome to this free event.
The Christmas Star
Multiple days and times at Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Over the years, many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed at this free event.
Enchanted Luminaria Walk
6-9 p.m. Dec 2. and Dec. 3 at Minnetrista
Kick off the holidays with sweet treats, winter games and crafts, live theater performances, carriage rides and holiday music. Embrace the sounds and spirit of the holidays at this free community event.
Hillel Hanukkah Party
4-6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Multicultural Center
Ball State Hillel is hosting the annual university Hanukkah Party. There will be traditional Hanukkah food, games and other activities. Feel free to wear your favorite onesie. The Multicultural Center is asking for participants to bring an item like socks, hygiene products, candy, mini games and letters to be placed into a holiday care package for service members.
Angel Tree Gift Wrapping
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Room 136 in the SVS office
Join Student Voluntary Services as they wrap the gifts collected for the Angel Tree Project. Feel free to bring tape, scissors and/or wrapping paper, although there will be some provided. Sign up here.
5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom
Kwanzaa is a traditional African-American cultural holiday celebrated in December. Attend the event to learn more about the principles of Kwanzaa, and enjoy a traditional meal to celebrate.
There's Snow Place Like Late Nite
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 10-11 at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center
Winter is coming ... celebrate with Late Nite. Take a break from the hectic pre-finals rush and hang out with Late Nite for fun, food and prizes.
Gingerbread Family Workshop
2-4 p.m. Dec. 11 at Minnetrista
Create a gingerbread masterpiece with the whole family. Decorate a personal gingerbread home with colorful candies, enjoy cookies and holiday music, meet Gingy the gingerbread man and explore a magical castle.
Ball State Holiday Choral Concerts
3-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at Sursa Performance Hall
The Ball State choral ensembles will be presenting two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays. The concert will feature well-known seasonal favorites.
The ensembles include the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, University Singers, Statesmen, Women’s Chorus and University Choral Union. General admissions tickets are $5 but students can get a free ticket in advance through the Emens Box Office, currently located in Sursa Hall due to construction.