Christmas decorations on a mantel

A SAVIOR IS BORN!

Let the candles in the castle windows, the shining Christmas trees and the shimmering lake bear witness to the Nativity of Jesus Christ coming alive on our campus.

As we celebrate The Gift at our annual Christmas at USF tradition, rejoice with us at many activities exploring the awe and wonder of the season.

Tuesday, December 3

Christmas Meditations and Lighting of the Lake

Children looking at a lighted luminary

  • St. Francis Chapel and Mirror Lake
  • 6 p.m.

Learn more about St. Francis’ meditations on the Christmas nativity scene, also known as a creche, with readings, prayer and songs at the St. Francis Chapel. Vigil lights placed around Mirror Lake will be blessed at 6 p.m., beginning in the St. Francis Chapel. For more information, contact Kathy Calvin at 260- 399-8034 or email kcalvin@sf.edu.


Wednesday, December 4

University Singers Christmas Concert

  • USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center
  • 7:30-9 p.m.

The annual free Christmas concert features traditional holiday favorites and sounds of the season, both old and new.


Friday, December 6

Christmas in the Castle

Christmas in the Castle

  • Brookside
  • 4-6 p.m.

See historic Brookside decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Purchase tickets in the North Campus lobby on event days.

Admission: $8 per adult, $6 for children (10 and under)

Free parking at North Campus; shuttles available.


Saturday, December 7

Breakfast with St. Nicholas

three children waiting to talk to St. Nick

  • USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center
  • 10 a.m. to noon

Bring family and friends for food and fun while learning about St. Nicholas. This event features a buffet breakfast, story time, crafts and games. Make sure to get photos with St. Nicholas. Tickets available at usfstnicholas2019.eventbrite.com. Admission: $10 per adult, $6 children ages 2-12. Free parking in USF parking lot across street. Bring ticket in for validation.


Christmas in the Castle

Christmas in the Castle

  • Brookside
  • Noon-5 p.m.

See historic Brookside decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Purchase tickets in the North Campus lobby on event days.

Admission: $8 per adult, $6 for children (10 and under)


Opening reception: Fort Wayne Photographers Club Exhibition

  • Lupke Gallery, USF North Campus
  • 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition features a variety of photos from talented local photographers.


Opening Reception: SOCA Alumni/Faculty Exhibition

  • Weatherhead Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center
  • 6-9 p.m.

This annual exhibition showcases artwork of alumni, graduates and current and retired faculty from the School of Creative Arts.

 

Brookside Parlor

Christmas in the Castle

See historic Brookside decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Purchase tickets in the North Campus lobby on event days.

Admission: $8 per adult, $6 for children (10 and under)

Senior Day Admission: $6 for those 55 and older.

We will not be offering private tours this Christmas season.

For more information, contact Kim Brinneman at 260-399-7700, ext. 6708.

Refer to the schedule on this page for complete days and times for Christmas in the Castle.

Free Parking: USF North Campus, 2702 Spring Street (north of Brookside, just across Spring Street). Shuttles available for mobility needs. For all of our visitors’ safety, there are no strollers permitted in Brookside.

Sunday, December 8

Christmas in the Castle

Christmas in the Castle

  • Brookside
  • Noon-5 p.m.

See historic Brookside decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Purchase tickets in the North Campus lobby on event days.

Admission: $8 per adult, $6 for children (10 and under)

Free parking at North Campus; shuttles available.


Monday, December 9

Christmas in the Castle

Christmas in the Castle

  • Brookside
  • 4-6 p.m.

See historic Brookside decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Purchase tickets in the North Campus lobby on event days.

Admission: $8 per adult, $6 for children (10 and under)

Free parking at North Campus; shuttles available.


Tuesday, December 10

Christmas in the Castle: Senior Day

Christmas in the Castle

  • Brookside
  • Noon-5 p.m.

See historic Brookside decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Purchase tickets in the North Campus lobby on event days. Free parking at North Campus; shuttles available.

Senior Day Admission: $6 for seniors 55 and older. For more information, contact Kim Brinneman at 260-399-7700, ext. 6708.