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Festival of Lights Set for Dec. 1 in the North Hills

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

La Roche College, the Sisters of Divine Providence and Providence Heights Alpha School will host their annual Festival of Lights holiday event on Friday, Dec. 1.

Sponsored by McCandless Crossing, Festival of Lights will run from 3 to 9 p.m. at La Roche and the neighboring Sisters of Divine Providence campus, including Providence Heights Alpha School. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

“Festival of Lights has become one of the most popular and anticipated events of the year for the North Hills community. It’s a family-friendly atmosphere and a celebration of the holiday season,” said Colleen Ruefle, La Roche’s vice president for student life and dean of students. “We are fortunate to have such a great neighbor, McCandless Crossing, to sponsor the festivities for the second year in a row.”

Festival of Lights will begin with a craft show and conclude with a fireworks display over the La Roche campus. The evening will feature a live nativity and ice sculpting, food trucks, carriage rides, and activities for children including storytelling, cookie decorating, a bounce house and a visit from Santa Claus. The La Roche Dance Team will perform, and there will be a holiday musical presentation in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel.

From 5 to 8 p.m. at the entrance of the Kerr Fitness & Sports Center, the La Roche Student Government Association will accept donations for the Cans for Cocoa food drive. Guests may donate canned goods or other nonperishable food items and receive a cup of cocoa for their generosity.

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