It’s time to open day 1 of your advent calendar if you haven’t done so, and get into the Christmas spirit!
Today, for the first time ever, Enactus Leicester put on a festive market and an ice-rink right in the middle of campus. It included over 20 stalls of local food, drinks and crafts and it was the perfect way for Christmas festivities to begin. I got the the chance to pop down with the Press Office team I’m working with this week, and I can personally tell you that the hog roast and fruity ciders were fab.
I didn’t get to have a go on the ice rink, but it looked really fun at only £5 for half an hour. Santa’s Grotto received lots of attention from students and there was also lots of Christmas music including a live band, which definitely brightened up the dash to my evening seminar. The best part of all is that it was raising money for the charity, Child Reach.
All around the campus at the moment there are lots of lights and decorations, including a giant Christmas tree!
If you missed today’s events then there’s still lots to look forward to because it was only the start of the Union’s ’12 days of Christmas’ campaign; it’s taking place between today (1st December) and 12th December. Further fun will include a guide dog calendar launch tomorrow, a Christmas film club on Friday, and a Santa fun run in Victoria Park on Sunday.
To find out more about the 12 days of Christmas, check out the Union website here.
I’m a huge fan of Christmas and I’m so excited that the University is getting heavily involved in the celebrations this year. It’s making my final year here (*sobs*) all that bit more special.
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