28 Nov

WVU Tech is partnering with the City of Montgomery in celebration of the upcoming holiday season with special festivities on Friday, December 7. The celebration will include the annual city parade at 7:00 pm and conclude with the fourth annual WVU Tech Light Up Old Main event at 8:00 p.m. All of the events are free and open to the entire Tech campus and the greater Montgomery community.

The City of Montgomery will be hosting Santa at City Hall for pictures from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. WVU Tech is sponsoring a parade watch party in the David S. Long Alumni House beginning at 6:30 pm. The City’s annual parade will begin at 7:00 pm and run along Third Avenue. The WVU Tech Light Up Old Main celebration will begin at 8:00 pm, with shuttles to campus available immediately following the parade.

“Our Light Up Old Main event has quickly become a university tradition. We’re pleased to be partnering with the City in celebration of the upcoming holidays,” explained WVU Tech CEO Carolyn Long.

The University’s Light Up Old Main event will feature the official lighting of Old Main, as well as many other holiday traditions such as hot cocoa, s’mores, cookie decorating, and pictures with Santa and Elf Monty in the Tech Center Ballroom. In addition, Tech will be hosting a coffeehouse highlighting talents from across the University.

The Light Up Old Main event also features a gingerbread house competition with entries on display in the Tech Ballroom. The judging panel will include individuals from on and off campus. Official results will be announced at the event. A “Peoples’ Choice” category will also be open for the general public’s feedback.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Monika Becker, WVU Tech senior graphic design student. “I love the atmosphere on campus with the holiday lights. It may be cold outside, but it’s still nice and cozy.”

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