MAC opens its doors for the annual Cardinal Christmas Celebration

PARK HILLS, Mo. – To celebrate the coming holidays and offer cheer to the community, Mineral Area College is planning the community college’s annual Cardinal Christmas Celebration from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, December 5th, on the Park Hills campus. The event is free and open to the public.



MAC cheerleaders pose at last year’s Cardinal Christmas Celebration. The community is invited to the free annual event at Mineral Area College on Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m., at the college’s Park Hills campus.


Festivities will kick off with an annual tree lighting ceremony in the Arts and Sciences Concourse, but the cheer will be spread throughout campus with four themed areas to enjoy—Candy Cane Lane, Winter Wonderland, The Grinch, and Santa & Mrs. Claus. Each location will have its own special holiday music, food, craft, or activity.


The MAC Early Learning Academy, North County, Farmington, and Central schools, as well as Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy and MAC Music Department, will provide musical entertainment, and an old favorite will return as Santa and Mrs. Claus read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. As always, children who visit can expect a present from the jolly couple!


“We’re excited to continue this holiday tradition and welcome the community to campus,” said MAC President Dr. Joe Gilgour. “With a variety of live music performances, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, crafts, and snacks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!”


Parking will be available in Student Lot A or Faculty Lot 1 at the front of campus. The Technology building entrance will take visitors to Candy Cane Lane. The event is free, but donations of non-perishable food will be accepted for the MAC Food Pantry.


For more information about the Cardinal Christmas Celebration, contact Erin Seiberlich at (573) 518-2370.