Greetings from the President
Season’s Greetings. Northern Michigan University has held the Lighting Up the Holidays for more than three decades, so we were determined that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to find a way to bring the University and community together for this annual tradition again this year.
We hope the children enjoy the Wildcat Willy coloring pages, directions for homemade ornaments, and virtual tree lighting ceremony. We hope parents enjoy the book coupon and opportunity to craft a Santa photo without putting your children at risk. The Lighting Up the Holidays event is a way for Northern to thank Marquette for its ongoing support.
We look forward to being together in-person next year at this time when we can once again light the big holiday tree outside the Northern Center, eat cookies, dance with Willy and Santa, and have fun. Until then, enjoy your holiday celebrations (but please stay safe while doing so).
Fritz Erickson, NMU President
Send a virtual letter to Santa
NMU's Department of Theatre and Dance is holding its annual "Letters to Santa" event virtually this year. If you submit a letter, you will not only receive a note back from Santa himself, but you'll also receive a promo code for one free ticket to any of the department's shows for the 2020-21 season.
DIY Ornament Kits
Want to make a fun memory while you are at home this holiday season? We've prepared an NMU do-it-yourself ornament kit! Below are the instuctions and template you'll need to create these fun ornaments. Remember to make it your own by adding extra decorations, using your favorite colors, and anything else creative you can think of!