UCO WinterGlow set Dec. 6

Christmas lights will be turned on the University of Central Oklahoma during the annual WinterGlow event from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 in Edmond. The evening will feature activities for the whole family.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 27, 2013

University of Central Oklahoma's annual WinterGlow, a celebration of the holiday season, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6.

Everyone in the community is invited for an evening that will feature free, festive activities for the whole family.

Themed “A Central Story,” the evening will begin with the ceremonial lighting of Old North, the older building on campus, along with carols performed by the Young Choirs of Central Oklahoma and comments from UCO President Don Betz and Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb.

To save on electricity, the university used LED lights on Old North and other campus holiday light displays. LED uses 10 percent of the amount of electricity of traditional holiday lights. Now in its sixth year, the initiative is part of the university's campuswide, eco-friendly green efforts.

Following the lighting ceremony, the holiday celebration will continue in Nigh University Center, where guests are invited to take a photograph with Santa in exchange for the donation of a new, unwrapped toy or children's book for Edmond's Hope Center.

Guests also can participate in an array of holiday-themed activities including a “Santa's Workshop” craft area, writing letters to troops with the Blue Star Mothers of America, train rides, face painting, caricature artists, games, photo booths and s'mores.

Winners of the WinterGlow coloring contest for Edmond's third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students will be announced during the evening.

For more information, go to www.uco.edu/winterglow or call, 974-2363.

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