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5 1/2 Things to Keep Your Bliss This Holiday Season

Tree Lighting on the Quad, Wall of Gratitude, photo by Priscilla Grover

You’ve come back from a week-long break and have to get back into the routine of school. You may not feel quite mentally ready to jump back into classes, but we want you to be in good spirits, so here’s 5 ½  things you can do to make the most of the next three weeks before the next holiday break.

1) Go to the holiday tree lighting

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to drink hot cocoa with friends and watch the annual tree lighting? On Wednesday, November 29, the huge tree on the Quad lawn will light up with orange and blue. It’s a sight to see. You won’t want to miss this beloved, magical Bronco tradition!

2) Enjoy the winter weather

Not everyone’s a fan of snow and cold weather, but making the most out of it can help you appreciate the winter months a little more. Going to Bogus Basin to ski or snowboard (or even sled) is such a fun way to enjoy the snow. Don’t have snow gear? Not a problem, you can rent snow gear from the Rec Center.

3) Take time to rest

In the midst of final projects and exams, be kind to your brain and recharge yourself by taking some alone time to do things you enjoy. Read a book, go for a walk, listen to music, make yourself a meal, watch a movie, or do something else that brings you relaxation. Sometimes turning off your brain is all you need to do in order to feel replenished. We have suggestions for other ways you can unplug too.

4) Host a holiday get together

Experiencing the holiday season is better when you can spend time with the people you care about. Get your closest friends together for a night of light-hearted fun and have your own little holiday. Organize a gift exchange, watch a holiday movie in pjs, or make a treat…the possibilities are endless.

5) Go ice-skating

A brand new ice skating rink opened in the Grove Plaza. Glide on Grove is a 75 square feet rink of ice surrounding the giant, beautiful Christmas tree in the center of the courtyard.  The best part is it’s free to the public! Bring your friends or go on a solo outing on the ice.

5 ½) Don’t be The Grinch

There are only mere days until semester is officially over.

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