The event is free and open to the community.
Children enjoy making crafts at last year's Holly Day.
The California Borough Recreation Authority and Cal U welcome everyone to California Holly Day, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Natali Student Center.
The free community event includes performances from Buddy the Elf, roving carolers and an Elf The Musical performance from students in Cal U’s Department of Music and Theatre, and the Cal U choir.
Santa Claus is expected to arrive by 4:30 p.m., when there will be a photo opportunity as well as cookies, hot chocolate and treat bags for the first 100 children who attend. Blaze, the Vulcan mascot, will also again be part of the holiday tradition.
During the two-hour Holly Day, A Charlie Brown Christmas will be shown in Vulcan Theatre.
There will also be a holiday craft fair in the Performance Center featuring local artists & handmade gifts.The craft fair is hosted by the Office of Academic Success and benefits Cal U scholarships.
The Cal U Bookstore will also be open and local business, churches and Cal U student organizations will have activity tables throughout the building.
Free parking is available in the lots behind the Student Center.
LaRae Dillon ´01 plans to bring her young children, Kroy and Danica, to Holly Day again this year.
“There’s a lot of things to do and see, and they love it,” she said. “It’s exciting and a very nice event that brings together the town and University.
“It’s definitely become one of our holiday traditions.”
For more information, email Melissa Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.