UD’s Christmas on Campus to return to full in-person tradition

The University of Dayton 59th Christmas on Campus is set to take place on Thursday, marking the return of the full event, the spokesperson with University of Dayton said in a media release shared with News Center 7.

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The theme for this years event is “Miracle on UD Street,” takes place on December 8th beginning at 5:30 p.m., the spokesperson said.

More than 1,000 Dayton Public School students will be paired with UD undergraduate students to visit Santa, enjoy live Nativity, crafts and more, the spokesperson said. This event is open to the public to enjoy the festivities.

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A tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. will kick off the event that lasts until 8 p.m., the spokesperson said. At 9:30 p.m., a mass celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will take place at the UD chapel.

“The Christmas on Campus committee worked throughout the pandemic to keep the tradition of the event alive while making sure that the Dayton children still felt the magic of Christmas on Campus,” co-chair of the event, Julia Mills, said. “Many UD students have never experienced the event or do not know about Christmas on Campus. Returning to a full in-person event will allow the tradition to live on and the Dayton youth to share in the joy and celebration with the community.”