Holiday Village

Islander Lights will be taking place this year on Friday, November 22nd starting at 5:30 PM. Register your Student Organization/University Department to participate in our Holiday Village to promote your organization and host a holiday craft or activity appropriate for the general community (including small children).

The tables will be set up in a "Holiday Wonderland Village" style, so we encourage you to decorate your table and go big! Tables can follow a theme of the holiday season or just be adorable. We hope that people will wander through the village getting to know each organization, enjoying crafts, and seeing our Islander spirit!

Here are some examples for the Holiday Village!

Gingerbread House Photo of a gingerbread man cutout
Photo of a tropical holiday set Photo of a craft holiday wreath


Please register your Student Organization/University Department no later than Friday, November 15th at midnight in order to secure a table at this event. In order to provide a wide array of activities for Islander Lights guests, we will not allow duplicate activities. Register early as activities will be allocated on a first request basis (i.e. gingerbread house making, reindeer hat creation, etc.).  


Set up will began at 3 PM and judging will take place at 5 PM. Five points will be deducted from tables that are not ready to be judged at 5 PM.

Prizes will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of activity and potential for engagement
  • Holiday themed 
  • Creativity/ Craftsmanship
  • Overall presentation 
  • Preference will be given to set ups following the village theme with 3D designs**

First Place prize for University Departments: Catering credit with a value up to $200. 

First Place prize for Student Organizations: Catering credit with a value up to $200 to be used at a meeting/event.   

Or whatever you come up with; be creative! If you need assistance with an activity or crafts, check out our Pinterest board here, and if you need inspiration for decorations, check out this Pinterest board!

Image of a Pinterest board