Lindenwood gets ready for Christmas Walk

Photo by Christie Blecher
Lindenwood's campus is filled with candles for the Christmas Walk in 2012

Photo by Christie Blecher Lindenwood’s campus is filled with candles for the Christmas Walk in 2012

Photo by Christie Blecher Lindenwood's campus is filled with candles for the Christmas Walk in 2012
Photo by Christie Blecher
Lindenwood’s campus is filled with candles for the Christmas Walk in 2012

Lucie Bochon | Reporter
Nov. 24, 2015; 2:49 p.m.

Santa Claus returns to Lindenwood for the annual Christmas Walk on Nov. 29.

Started in 1983 by President James Spainhower, the Christmas Walk has grown over the years and is attended by students and members of the community.

Michelle Giessman, the interim director of Alumni Relations, organizes the event every year.

“It has occurred annually, except for a few years in the early 2000’s when the students’ finals schedule interfered with the scheduling,” Giessman said.“It is one tradition that really brings the St. Charles and Lindenwood communities together. I know how great our students are and how pretty this campus is, and I want St. Charles residents to see it the same way.”

Diverse activities will be offered on old campus, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“There will be a cool free gift this year for all students who attend…but that’s a secret,” Giessman said.

 

Young Hall

  • Santa Magic Keys from Campus YMCA
  • Delta Zeta invites students to make their own ornament.
  • Bob Kramer will play a marionettes show at 5 p.m. in Young auditorium     

 

Butler Library

  • The French Club will sing Christmas carols in the front of the Library from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Psi Chi invites students to decorate a Christmas stocking.
  • Reindeer Food with Kappa Delta Pi.

 

Roemer Hall

  • Lindenwood University Alumni Association Board will greet guests.
  • Charles Alumni Club will distribute Christmas ornaments.

 

Ayres Hall

  • Hot chocolate will be offered around a fire pit.

 

Pavilion

  • The Black Student Union and Active Minds invite each member of the community to hang an ornament on the Community Tree, in order to bring attention to college mental health awareness.
  • Wrap a Bottom diaper donation Chaplain’s office
  • The Lindenwood University Resident Director Association will provide fresh-baked cookies to decorate.
  • The National Broadcasting Society will organize an activity.
  • Advertisers Desiring Success will play holiday music.
  • Mulled cider and hot chocolate will be offered around a fire pit.

 

Sibley Chapel

  • Lutheran Student Union will sing Christmas carols from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sibley Parlor

  • The Campus Board Activity will offer a coloring activity for the youngest.

 

Niccolls Porch

  • The Catholic Student Union will offer hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies.

 

Parker Hall

  • S’mores will be offered around a fire pit.

 

Quad Gazebo

  • Hot chocolate will be offered around a fire pit.

 

McCluer Hall

  • Santa, Jule Bug, the Executive Elf, Santa’s sleigh and Jingles the Reindeer will join students and members of the community from 4.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Elf Yourself with Tri Sigma photo booth.
  • Cookies and punch will be offered to the persons visiting Santa.