Christmas at USF to feature several events

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis invites the public to share in the holiday spirit with Christmas at USF from Dec. 1 to 12.

USF will celebrate the beauty and joy of the Christmas season with a variety of events:

University Choir Christmas Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
St. Francis Chapel

The free Christmas concert will feature traditional holiday favorites.

Breakfast with St. Nicholas
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to noon
USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center Ballroom 

USF invites parents to bring their children for a breakfast with St. Nicholas. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children, ages 2-12. Tickets are available at

Lighting of the Lake & Living Nativity
Sunday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
Mirror Lake, patio outside St. Francis Chapel

The Lighting of the Lake features the blessing of luminaries dedicated to people who are special to those at USF. These vigil lights encircle Mirror Lake. The evening starts with a petting zoo at 5:30 p.m., then the Lighting of the Lake and Living Nativity. Cookies and cocoa will be served afterward at Achatz Hall of Science and John and Toni Murray Research Center. Those who wish to honor a loved one or send a wish of hope may purchase a luminary in advance.

Brookside Tours
Friday, Dec. 10, 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11, noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12, noon to 5 p.m.

These docent-led Brookside Mansion tours will guide visitors as they enjoy the featured créches for Christmas. Tours require reservations and USF requests a freewill offering. To reserve a spot, visit

For more information, please contact 260-399-8034 or visit

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the College of Health Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and College of Adult and Distance Education. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.