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A Holiday Tradition: Islander Lights Celebration to benefit Toys for Tots

Posted: 8:20 AM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 09:20:04-05

Now in its 13th year, Islander Lights at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi takes place Friday, Nov. 30, and features four activities: the Arts & Crafts Market, Holiday Bash, the Lighting Ceremony and the Music Department’s Sounds of the Season holiday concert.

Stop by the Holiday Bash at University Center between 5:30-7:30 p.m. for free games, crafts, a petting zoo, holiday activities, light refreshments and photos with Santa before heading over to Lee Plaza for the Lighting Ceremony to watch as the entire campus is illuminated in Islander blue, green and white lights.

While on campus, be sure and browse a wide range of handmade art and crafts creations as well as unique gifts offered by local vendors at The Arts & Crafts Market, which runs from 4-7:30 p.m. in University Center.

The event wraps up with the annual Music Department holiday concert, Sounds of the Season, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The Sounds of the Season concert is the biggest concert for the music department. This is the only time of the year that the entire department comes together for a concert. All ticket profits will go straight to student scholarships within the music department.

For the 8th year in a row, Islander Lights Celebration has been benefiting Toys For Tots. The event is free, but everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy. There will also be Islander Lights Celebration T-shirts, and all proceeds from the shirts will go to Toys For Tots. Last years event, they raised over $1,000 and 478 toys for Toys for Tots.

For more information:  islanderlights.tamucc.edu

For tickets to the Sounds of Season, click here.