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Upcoming holiday events

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    Holiday cheer  Students sing during last year's Yule Log event. This year's Yule Log ceremony will take place on Dec. 15.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas
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As the weather turns chillier and festive wreaths appear across campus, William & Mary’s departments and student groups have announced a myriad of holiday events taking place throughout the month. For information on additional upcoming W&M events, visit the events calendar.

Richmond Yule Log Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 5
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va.
Enjoy the holidays with W&M alumni and friends featuring W&M's own Cleftomaniacs a capella group and Business School Dean Larry Pulley '74.

'Twas the Night Before LDOC
Thursday, Dec. 6
6-8 p.m.
Crim Dell Meadow
Join the Development Ambassadors in celebrating the end of classes. Stop by for some free hot chocolate and some festive holiday music. Don't forget to pick up your free mug!

Wind Symphony Winter Concert
Thursday, Dec. 6
8 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Hall
Join us for an evening of classic wind repertoire and seasonal favorites at the Wind Symphony Winter Concert.

Discovery Lab - Special Holiday Edition
Tuesday, Dec. 6
6 p.m.
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Discovery Lab: Join VIMS educators to make fun, marine-science-themed crafts for yourself or to give as holiday gifts.

Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

Friday, Dec. 7
Sadler Center
This program will feature presentations and performances from members of the William & Mary community. Various cultural organizations will do readings, skits, and musical renditions representing the seven principles of Kwanzaa. The evening will end with a family-style dinner featuring Afro-Caribbean cuisine. This event is FREE and open to the community!

W&M Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Friday, Dec. 7
8 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Hall
“Burn right through the Bone” is the theme; Simon LaPoint on violin starring.

Winter Choral Concert
Saturday, Dec. 8
2 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Hall
Winter combined choirs concert, featuring the W&M Choir, under the direction of James Armstrong and the Women's Chorus and Botetourt Chamber Singers, under the direction of Jamie Bartlett.

Winter Graduates Reception
Saturday, Dec. 15
3 p.m.
Sadler Center, Chesapeake Rooms
The Office of Student Affairs, the Senior Class and the Graduate Council sponsor a reception and recognition ceremony honoring graduate and undergraduate students completing their degrees in December/January.

Yule Log Ceremony
Saturday, Dec. 15
6-8 p.m.
Wren Courtyard
Come enjoy this annual tradition that includes holiday music and a special Dr. Seuss reading. Then, cast a holly sprig into the Yule log fire for good luck.