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Through the holidays

Spread the Christmas spirit with one of our free sustainable holiday e-cards. You can choose from four different designs—and include up to 500 characters in your message to family and friends. Going green (and saving green) has never been so easy. Visit the e-card website for details.

Winter Wonderland light show

Through Jan. 4

Our annual light show has been a holiday tradition for Lake County residents for years. Now is your chance to experience 97 acres of holiday lights and decorations as you drive through the grounds of Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. Times: 6–10 p.m. Cost: $5 a car on Monday–Thursday; $10 a car on Friday–Sunday. Closed Dec. 24 and 25. Go to the Cuneo website to learn more.

Food drive for the Kovler Center

Through Jan. 24

With the holiday season in full swing, the Center for the Human Rights of Children is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the refugees at the Marjorie Kovler Center. Located in Rogers Park, the center is devoted to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by torture. Donation boxes are located around campus. Visit the CHRC website for more information. 

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’

Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22

This stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Performed by the Kirk Players at Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. Call 847.521.6192 or visit the Kirk Players website to buy tickets. Times: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $7 for children (12 and under); $9 for adults and seniors. Go to the Cuneo website to learn more.

Christmas luncheon

Dec. 20

Join Loyola President and CEO Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., as he hosts the annual luncheon for faculty, staff, and retirees. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the holiday season.


 There will be games with prizes, as well as gift drawings for attendees. The festivities begin with a gathering in the Damen Student Center at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon will follow at noon in the Gentile Arena. Learn more on the University calendar.

Midnight Mass

Dec. 24

Celebrate Christmas with a midnight Mass in the Madonna della Strada Chapel. Carols begin at 11:15 p.m. Mass follows at midnight.