Frist festival celebrates winter holidays from around the world

Dec. 14, 2004 10:59 a.m.
Frist Winter Holiday celebration

Sophomore Alexandra Svoronos (left) and freshman Madeleine Walsh of the University Orchestra play a holiday duet.

A celebration of holidays from around the world, hosted by the Frist Campus Center, offered a warm send-off for students about to leave for winter recess.

In addition to a diverse collection of winter holiday desserts and drinks, the Dec. 8 festival included a community knitting project and live music.

Two members of the Princeton University Orchestra, sophomore Alexandra Svoronos on violin and freshman Madeleine Walsh on viola, played a number of holiday duets. The Klezmocrats, a student klezmer group, also performed.

An interfaith holiday display showcased artifacts from numerous traditional winter holidays around the globe including Christmas, Chanukah, Diwali and Ramadan. The artifacts will be on display for public viewing through Dec.10.

The Winter Holiday Festival was sponsored by the Frist Campus Center/Center Stage, Religious Life Council, Pace Center for Community Service, Athletes in Action, International Center and Community Based Learning Initiative.