Holiday parties bring in the season

UCSC staff and faculty are invited to a pair of holiday parties to celebrate the season.

Santa Cruz Hillel will host a Hanukkah party from 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 10, at Stevenson Event Center. The party is open to all campus staff and faculty and their families. There will be live music, a play area for kids, and a light buffet featuring latkes. Last year 100 people attended the event; this year organizers hope for 125 or more, according to Rick Zinman, Santa Cruz Hillel executive director. The event is funded by donations to Hillel from UCSC staff and faculty.

Chancellor Blumenthal invites all faculty and staff to the annual campus celebration from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, at the University Center. The event will include light refreshments. Parking at University Center is limited; organizers urge attendees to consider walking, shuttling, or carpooling to the party. Overflow parking may be found at the Crown/Merrill Parking Lot or at the Core West Parking Structure.