FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University will host a variety of events to celebrate the holiday season. The programs range from beautifully arranged instrumental and choral concerts to performances for families to enjoy. There is sure to be something for everyone during SHU’s holiday celebration.
West Campus Tree Lighting: Come gather at SHU’s West Campus, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. to watch the lighting of its beautiful Christmas tree. Admission is free.
Happy Holiday: Join all five of SHU’s vocal ensembles on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. at the Edgerton Center for a family-friendly holiday program of popular Christmas favorites, as well as lesser-known gems from holiday traditions around the world. General admission $25.
Home for the Holidays: On Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Edgerton Center, celebrate the season with the SHU band featuring a concert of holiday favorites, a popular audience sing-along, plus a few surprises. General admission $15.
Jack Frost: This show is a wonderful introduction for children to learn about, perhaps not-so-familiar holiday celebrations while having lots of fun. Shows will be in the Edgerton Center from Dec. 13 through 15 at 10:30 a.m. for school groups pre-k through third grade only. Student and chaperone tickets are $9.
A Christmas Carol: A new SHU holiday tradition continues with a sparkling adaptation written by nationally recognized student playwright Grace Curley ’23. This second annual production welcomes back SHU alum John Ratzenberger as Ebenezer Scrooge in this timeless holiday tale. Performances are on Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Edgerton Center. General admission is $25.
Events will take place on SHU’s main campus at 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Tickets for the ticketed events can be purchased online at www.edgertoncenter.org. Contact the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts box office at (203) 371-7908 for additional information.
About Sacred Heart University
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition, and Best Business Schools: 2023 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliate station, WSHU Public Radio, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. www.sacredheart.edu