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Get (Your Non-Sectarian Decorations) Lit This Holiday Season

Missing these events would be as much of a crime as these sweaters

Missing these events would be as much of a crime as these sweaters

Instead of a Bucket List, Finn Klauber presents to you some holiday-themed opportunities for procrastination.

Have you glanced up from the mountain of term papers, theses, notes, and final projects to make holiday plans yet? If you’re like us, you probably fell asleep on those very same term papers, theses, notes, and final projects instead. Regardless, just like the Butler staff during finals season, we pass no judgement. We made this list of holiday celebrations around MoHi so you can destress and get out of Butler. Consider it Bwog’s Hanukkah present to you.

To start off, the Order of Omega and the Columbia Inter-Greek Council are hosting the first annual Greek Games at Bernheim and Schwartz this Wednesday, December 9th, at 9:30 pm. The winning sorority or fraternity team will receive a donation to their national philanthropy.

Following that, Sig Nu and Camp Kesem are hosting a holiday party at The Heights at 11 pm on Thursday, December 10th. A $5 dollar donation will be required at the door, but the money will be going to Camp Kesem Columbia.

Also on Thursday, December 10th, Mel’s is having an ugly Christmas sweater-themed night. Come out at 10:30 pm with your favourite (ugly) sweater and a whole lot of holiday cheer.

This entire Hanukkah week, Barnard-Columbia Hillel is hosting numerous events around campus. On Thursday, December 10th, there will be a Hanukkah Bar Night at Bernheim and Schwartz. On Friday, December 11th, there will be a Hanukkah-style shabbat dinner at the Kraft Center.

Also on Friday, December 11th, WBAR Radio is hosting its annual Winter Formal: Home on the Rave. It’s at the Diana Event Oval at 7 pm, and will include performances by Cakes da Killa, Container, Guerilla Toss, and Tygapaw. And guess what? It’s free!

Over the weekend, Columbia University’s BSO is hosting the Black Candle Ball: A Tribute to Kwanzaa. On Saturday, December 12th at 7 pm, come out for a cocktail hour, soul food dinner, student performances, and a keynote speaker. You can get a ticket here.

While not strictly Holiday related, at 6:30 pm on Monday, December 14th, Barnard Library is having a silkscreen party to commemorate Lehman Hall. There will be commemorative patches (different from those at the Paint Night), snacks, and hot beverages.

Typical Night At Mel’s via Shutterstock

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