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Notre Dame College is starting the holiday season with its traditional trio of Christmas events for the campus and Northeast Ohio communities.

The College’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with hot cocoa will take place on Thursday December 5, from 6:15 -6:45 p.m., followed by the Notre Dame Holiday Candlelight Choir Concert at 7 p.m., both in the Administration Building on the College campus. The events are free and open to the public.

The Notre Dame Alumni Association also sponsors a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to noon on the third floor of the Administration Building. The program includes a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, craft tables and a Twinkle Shop for children to purchase gifts. The event is free for children under 1 year old, $10 for youths 1 to 12 years old and $15 for adults. Registration is available online.

The lighting of the College’s 20-foot outdoor Christmas tree in the center of the campus commons can be viewed from the warmth indoors the Administration Building foyer. The space with large doors and windows is decorated with lights, garland, a large nativity and will have popular holiday carols playing.

The Holiday Candlelight Choir Concert featuring secular and sacred music takes place in Christ the King Chapel on the third floor of the Administration Building. The showcase features Notre Dame’s vocal arts programs, which include a variety of vocal ensembles for students, regardless of major.

Ensembles consist of Concert Choir, which is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members; Chamber Singers; Vox Superior; and Glee Club, which is auditioned. They will perform choral music from all genres ranging from early music to contemporary during the holiday concert.

For additional information about the tree lighting, contact Katie Harman, director of student engagement and leadership at the College. To learn more about the choir concert, email

Details on Breakfast with Santa are available online or from Nick Formica, director of alumni relations and annual giving.

November 2019

About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or