Western Washington University Youth Programs will host a Holiday “Funtivities” celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Western’s campus.
The event is free and open to community members of all ages.
Children may be dropped off any time during the event allowing parents an opportunity to finish holiday shopping, while their children enjoy holiday crafts, games, snacks and movies under the supervision of Western’s Youth Programs staff. Parents are also welcome to stay and enjoy the program with their child.
Activities will include face painting, origami ornaments, Kwanzaa mkeka mats, Hanukkah tissue paper sun catchers, handprint paper wreaths, cookie decorating, board games, Santa storytelling and more.
In addition to holiday festivities, parents will have the opportunity to complete their shopping through a “Dollars for Scholars” silent auction with gifts donated from local businesses. All proceeds will benefit Western’s Youth Programs’ scholarships for students in need.
Western Youth Programs have encouraged youth to experience the joy of learning and to consider pursuing opportunities in higher education for 32 years.