There are so many events for Stags to enjoy this holiday season
19th Annual Teddy Bears with Love Program
Now entering its 19th year, the Teddy Bears with Love Program has collected nearly 20,000 bears and stuffed animals— thanks to the generosity of thousands of alumni, families, students, employees, and friends of Fairfield University— which have been donated to dozens of charities in Connecticut and across the country in cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Manhattan, Newark, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Please consider donating a new, unused teddy bear or stuffed animal to the drive by Friday, December 8. Donations are accepted at local collection points listed on fairfield.edu/teddybears or at the Office of Alumni Relations. For more information, please visit fairfield.edu/teddybears.
A Glee Filled Christmas Concert with Festival Orchestra
Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts.
The Fairfield University Glee Club presents its annual holiday concert, “A Glee Filled Christmas,” on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The Glee Club will sing a variety of songs ranging from“Sleigh Ride” to “Ave Maria” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The concert, conducted by Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M, includes brass and percussion, as well as members in a variety of collaborations. Also performing are Sweet Harmony, an all-female ensemble of chamber singers, The Bensonians, an all-male a cappella group, and the Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Maxwell. Tickets are $10 general admission and $6 for students. Contact the box office at 203-254-4010 or 877-278-7396 or at quickcenter.com.
Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival
Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 4 at Burr Homestead
Visit the annual Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival and the Fairfield University decorated room! A perfect place for gift shopping and holiday decorating inspiration. All proceeds benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival is held at the Burr Homestead at 739 Old Post Road in Fairfield.
Open Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts
Back by popular demand after performing to a sold-out theatre last season, audience favorite John Pizzarelli returns to the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, alongside wife and Broadway star Jessica Molaskey, for a special holiday performance. The duo will take the stage with his acclaimed Trio to perform holiday classics and favorites from the Great American Songbook at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.
This concert event is sponsored by Abbey Tent & Party Rentals, Dan Perkins Subaru, Honda of Westport, and the Westport Inn. Tickets range from $50 to $60, and are $38 for Quick Center Members. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.
IRHA Annual Lighting of the Lounges
Sunday, December 3 - Thursday, December 7, All Residence Halls & Commuter Lounge
Student Only Event
IRHA is very excited to announce information for Lighting of the Lounges for 2017! The ultimate goal of this event is to bring the community together through a fun and creative study break.
Countdown to the Lighting! Come Join Us for the Annual Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at the Egan Chapel Patio
Mark your calendar for the Annual Tree Lighting at the large tree by the Chapel Patio. Holiday remarks will be delivered by President Mark R. Nemec, PhD. Acapella groups, The Bensonians and Sweet Harmony, will perform Christmas carols. This event will be filmed as part of the CBS Christmas Special.
Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at LLBCC
University Community Event
Come and enjoy Santa's Workshop after the tree lighting! You will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa, as well as decorate your own stockings and Santa hats while enjoying some holiday treats.
Fairfield Holiday Shop & Stroll
Thursday, December 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the Fairfield University Downtown Bookstore
Participating shops in downtown Fairfield will extend business hours and welcome shoppers with complimentary refreshments, and local restaurants will feature dinner or drink specials. Traveling carolers and musicians from local schools will fill the sidewalks with holiday cheer.
Advent/Christmas Candlelight Mass with the Lord’s Chords
Sunday, December 10 at 5 p.m. at the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Mass will be presided by Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Campus Ministry reception to immediately follow Mass in McGrath Commons.
Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 10 p.m at BCC Barone Dining Room
Student Only Event
Midnight Breakfast is a tradition during which students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration come together to celebrate the end of a successful semester and to spread holiday cheer. Students can purchase tickets on tickets.fairfield.edu.
The Met: Live in HD Hansel and Gretel
Tuesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts
In celebration of the holidays, the Quick Center for the Arts presents The Met: Live in HD broadcast of Engelbert Humperdinck's fantastical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts.
Richard Jones’ spectacular adaptation of the nearly 125-year-old opera, Hansel & Gretel, features delightful scenery and a stellar cast. According to the Met, "the drama moves from the real, through the obscure, and into the unreal and fantastical." Originally conceived as an entertaining small-scale vocal performance for children, darker features present in the Brothers Grimm version of the familiar folktale persist, yet Humperdinck presents them with charm, grace, and humor. Jones walks Humperdinck's line, exaggerating the playfulness of the folklore with storybook scenery and masterful direction.
A special holiday luncheon at 12:15 p.m. will precede the Hansel and Gretel performance, to be screened in HD.
Tickets are $40, which includes the luncheon and screening. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.
Diocese of Bridgeport C4Y Arise and Shine Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 17 at 7 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts
What better way to celebrate the Advent Season than in song? The Diocese of Bridgeport Youth Choir, C4Y, is hosting its third annual Christmas concert at the Quick Center for the Arts on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. C4Y is comprised of young people from over 40 parishes and schools. The concert will feature some of your favorite traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns, as well as prayers and scripture readings.
Tickets are $20. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.