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Winter Holiday Festival set at Frist, Dec. 14

The Frist Campus Center's yearlong fifth anniversary celebration will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 14, with the Winter Holiday Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy live music, a variety of holiday desserts and beverages and classic holiday films, as well as take advantage of the opportunity to learn about winter holidays from around the world. Visitors also may pick up a free commemorative Frist fifth anniversary travel mug on the 100 level.

Holiday cookie, gingerbread house and ornament decorating will take place at 3 p.m. in the east TV lounge. Both east and west TV lounges will be showing classic holiday films throughout the festival.

Knitters of all skill levels are invited to stop by on the 100 level to participate in a knitting circle. A representative from Pins and Needles, a local knitting and needlepoint store, will be on hand to provide instruction and advice to novice and experienced knitters.

The Chinese Students Association and Akwaaba, the African students association, will be hosting regional holiday exhibits that showcase their respective cultures and how they celebrate the winter holidays. Members of the Religious Life Council will staff the Interfaith Holiday Table and be on hand to answer questions regarding various faiths and holiday traditions.

Live music will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the 100 level with a West African drumming demonstration in which audience participation will be encouraged. A string quartet of Princeton University Orchestra members will perform at 5 p.m., followed by a Klezmer quartet featuring members of the Klez Dispensers at 5:30 p.m.

A presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life" will take place in the west TV lounge at 8 p.m. Desserts and hot beverages will be served.

Members of the University also can donate new or gently used winter coats for the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. The drop-off location is near the Mazo Family Game Room on the 100 level of Frist between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 15.

The Winter Holiday Festival is sponsored by the Frist Campus Center, Athletes in Action, Dining Services, Fields Center, International Center, Pace Center and Religious Life Council.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit the Frist Campus Center Web site.

The Winter Holiday Festival is part of a yearlong celebration commemorating the Frist Campus Center's completion of five years of service to the campus community. The celebration will continue with every Frist Center Stage program and culminate with Fristfest Weekend at the end of the spring semester.

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