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Idaho State University Tree Lighting Festival set Nov. 29

November 15, 2016
Scarlett Smith

POCATELLO — The sixth annual Idaho State University Tree Lighting Festival, presented by the Union Program Council, will be held 7-9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Pond Student Union.

Festivities include entertainment from ISU choral singers, hot chocolate, arts and crafts, an interactive ice sculpture and special guest Santa Claus.

The first 200 guests will receive an ISU ornament.

“In general it should be a light-hearted, fun way to kick off the holiday season,” said Heidi Oliver, program coordinator for ISU scheduling and events. “We encourage everyone to come out.”

The idea of the Tree Lighting Festival started a few years ago when a group of students wanted to start decorating campus for the holidays. The Union Program Council has been putting on the event for the past six years.

“We wanted to give ISU a home feel especially for those students who weren’t going home for the holiday,” Oliver said. “We thought we would bring the living room onto the campus.”

The event is free to everyone.

For more information visit isu.edu/union/upc