By Molly Cunha
Hillwood is usually buzzing throughout the day, especially during common hour, but recently it has gotten even more exciting.
The Campus Life staff and student workers spent a day decorating Hillwood Commons for the holidays. The lights, holiday decorations, activities, and Christmas tree add some spirit for Post students in a popular social spot on campus as they are getting swamped with the end of the semester school work.
Holidays at Hillwood, a popular holiday event, will be held this year on Thursday, Dec. 7. The night will be kicked off with the annual lighting of the mansion, with activities in Hillwood to follow.
Some of this year’s activities will include fan favorites, such as an ice skating rink (inside Hillwood), Build- A- Bear stuffing, and personalized holiday cards, Matthew Blanar, assistant director of campus life, said. Donations will also be collected for Toys for Tots, to give to children in need for the holiday season.
“Holidays at Hillwood is always my favorite event, I look forward to the joy that the holidays bring and watching everyone try and ice skate in the fishbowl!” Blanar said.
This event held the past few years is popular for students, and is a good way to get involved. “I look forward to this event every year. It’s not often that there are events like this on campus. It’s the one event that I stay on campus for,” Danielle Edwards, a junior digital game design major and commuter, said. It is a good opportunity to meet new people and for those away from home, celebrate the holidays with friends.
The mansion lighting will be held at 4:45 pm, and the Holidays in Hillwood will begin at 5 pm on Dec. 7.