What to expect at the Christmas Dance

Seniors Maddie Wickers, Abbey Alexander, Rachel Chung, and Kaela Liddle pose before the 2016 shrek-themed Christmas dance.

Courtesy of Abbey Alexander '19.

Seniors Maddie Wickers, Abbey Alexander, Rachel Chung, and Kaela Liddle pose before the 2016 shrek-themed Christmas dance.

Abbey Alexander, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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On Dec. 15, 2018, the Xavier campus will be transformed into its very own winter wonderland. In the past, Xavier’s annual Christmas Dance has been universally considered as just another formal dance comparable to prom. This year, however, the buzz around this ball is much greater. In an attempt to give some long-overdue credit to the historically underrated Christmas dance, Xavier’s Student Council is going full speed ahead on creating what has been promised to be “the best night of your life.”

We have seen the Yule Ball (inspired by Harry Potter), a shrek-themed masterpiece, a mysterious masquerade, and now we are being brought a magical nutcracker-esque evening, filled with dancing and holiday spirit. Not only will the Christmas dance have a wonderful theme this year, but the line-up of activities and extra perks is a work of art itself. As always, we have been promised the beloved Karaoke machine and yummy delicacies to enjoy during the dance. While past years’ dances have featured Krispy Kreme and Hava Java, this year guests are in for even more treats.

Senior and Executive Board member Katie Donaldson says “The best night of anyone’s life (the Christmas dance) will have lasers, the coolest dance floor, karaoke, a human nutcracker and for food: Hava Java, Krispy Kreme, Edible cookie dough, and Mexican food.” Donaldson also stressed that if you have never been to the dance before, this is the year to go!

The dance is open to all, whether you have a date or not. So grab a group of friends, a formal dress, and dance the night away at the nutcracker extravaganza!

Tickets are $35 on the Xavier website. The last day to buy tickets is the day before the dance, Dec. 14.

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