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Upcoming Holiday Events & Activities at Southern Illinois University

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes the hustle and bustle of shopping, visiting family, and enjoying the special events that only happen during the holidays. Check out some of these fantastic upcoming events & activities at Southern Illinois University:

Holiday Craft Sale

Presented by the Student Center Craft Shop

12/3 and 12/4, 10am-5pm; 12/5 9am-4pm

Student Center Renaissance Room

Start your holiday shopping at the Holiday Craft Sale. Featuring over 70 craftspeople and a variety of jewelry vendors, you are sure to find unique gifts and holiday decorations.


Holiday Jazz

Presented by the School of Music

12/3 7:30pm-9:30pm

Shryock Auditorium Room 105

Ticket prices: Adults, $20.00; Students, $8.00

Celebrate the holidays with a fun night filled with jazz music featuring the musical talents of the Southern Illinois Symphony, vocal soloists, and the Studio Jazz Orchestra. Come early for a pre-concert wine and cheese reception in the balcony lobby ($30.00).


Operation Sargent Santa Registration

Presented by Public Relations Student Society of America and SIU Police Department

12/3 4:30pm-9pm

Student Center Corker Lounge

Registration opens for those wishing to participate in Operation Sargent Santa. The Public Relations Student Society teams up with the SIU Police Department to provide a unique holiday shopping experience for the children of SIU students. Children are partnered with a police officer for a memorable shopping trip. Last year, donations from the community and Kohl’s helped provide each child with $100 to spend on holiday gifts.


SIU Choral Union/Concert Choir: Carols & Lullabies of the Season

Presented by the School of Music

12/8 7:30pm-9pm

Shryock Auditorium Room 105

Enjoy a relaxing evening with SIU Choral Union’s fall concert, featuring carols accompanied by the harp.


Gifts of Peace, Love, and Joy

Presented by the Southern Illinois Children’s Choir

12/12 3pm-5pm

Off-campus at Epiphany Lutheran Church

Enjoy a visit to this off-campus concert presented by the Southern Illinois Children’s Choir, featuring a beautiful medley of holiday classics performed by talented young vocalists.


Monty Jackson: Songs for the Season

Presented by The Gathering Place

12/12 6pm-11pm

(Doors open: 6pm, Dinner: 6:30pm, Show: 7:30pm)

Touch of Nature Camp II Friends Room

Ticket prices: General admission, $40; VIP package, $55

Recording artist Monty Jackson performs an evening of holiday classics – tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.


Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the holiday happenings at SIU.