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Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday happenings on the IU campus

Categories: Indiana University, Arts & Culture, Family Fun

Can't believe it is December already . . . . . .but that means holidays festivities are kicking in and there are several opportunities to take advantage of on campus this season.

The IU Ballet Theater is celebrating 50 years of performing The Nutcracker.  Many local children are involved in the production with the first performance being Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m. Additional performances are Saturday December 6 at 8 p.m. and matinee performances Saturday December 6 & Sunday December 7 at 2 p.m.  Performances are held at the Musical Arts Center, which was not yet built  when the ballet theater started performing this Tchaikovsky Christmas ballet.  "Nutcracker Teas" will follow the matinees with cookies and beverages, along with an opportunity for families to greet and take pictures with the cast.

Another favorite is the Chimes of Christmas being held at the                                                                   IU Auditorium, Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.   The IU Singing Hoosiers, whose latest CD release Christmas Time Is Here, will perform along with the IU Wind Ensemble and IU Trombone Choir. This event is great for the whole family.

Enjoy Wylie House by Candlelight as the annual holiday season open house is held on Saturday, December 6, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Guests will be welcomed in the downstairs rooms where there will be live music, readings from Wylie family letters, sacred harp singers, and light refreshments.

As I look at my calendar and start to plan for the month ahead I can see things starting to get crazy.  I am sure this happens to everyone during this busy season, but don't forget to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy  . . . . . . . .

Laura Newton

Laura Newton

A proud Indiana University grad, Laura blogs primarily about IU related events, athletics and other happenings on campus. Laura is the Chief Operations Officer for Visit Bloomington.