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Ball State’s Integrated Cultural Committee will kick-off the holiday season on Saturday, December 3rd with events, holiday productions, demos, a Luminaria Walk, and more. A shuttle will travel between campus and Minnetrista throughout the night, with stops near the Glick Glass Center and the Orchard Shop lot (on St. Joseph Street). 

Please note that each venue may have different hours throughout the evening. Holiday Arts & Culture Night campus events and activities include: 

Charles W. Brown Planetarium: "The Solar System For Kids" at 3:30 p.m., "We Are Astronomers" at 5:00 p.m., and "The Christmas Star” at 6:30 p.m.

David Owsley Museum of ArtHoliday Open House from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with treats, music, and art activities for all ages

Marilyn K. Glick Center of the School of Art: Glass demos in the hot shop and and a sale of student work from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

John R. Emens AuditoriumOrchestra Indiana: Christmas Celebration at 6:00 p.m.

School of Music: Sursa Hall hosts a High School Honor Band concert, featuring a performance by the Ball State Wind Ensemble, at 7:30 p.m.

Rinard Orchid Greenhouse & the Environmental Education CenterHoliday in Bloom from 6:00-9:00 p.m. will include guided flashlight tours, activities, and music.

The holiday fun does not stop there: seasonal activities of choral concerts, continued planetarium shows, athletic events, and special exhibitions continue through December 22. Enjoy the holiday season with Ball State’s Cultural Corridor!

Additional Events:

Ball State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony
Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sursa Hall

School of Art Senior BFA exhibition opening reception
Dec. 6 at 4:00 p.m., Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery, Art & Journalism Building

Morgy Craig Memorial Jazz Ensembles concert
Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Sursa Hall

The Christmas Star - additional dates
Dec. 2, 9, 10 at 6:30 p.m., at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium

The Nutcracker presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance featuring live music by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Emens Auditorium

Holiday Choral Concert
Dec. 11 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Sursa Hall

Regionalism, Surrealism, and Climate Change: Recent Loans and Acquisitions at the David Owsley Museum of Art
Exhibition on view through Dec. 22 at DOMA