Monroe College to Host 26th Annual Holiday Celebration for Students and Families on December 7

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Bronx Campus Will Transform Into Winter Wonderland For Popular Yearly Event

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it will host its 26th annual Holiday Celebration on December 7, from 10:00 am to noon in King Hall at its Bronx campus. The event, which is open to Monroe students and their families, will provide children the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and his elves, in addition to receiving gifts.

Each year, Monroe transforms the entirety of its King Hall building into a Winter Wonderland filled with festive decorations – including lights, artificial snow and Christmas trees – baked goods, cookies and candy, as well as holiday cartoon characters who provide lively entertainment for children. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend, including Monroe College students, faculty and staff. Each child will receive a gift from Santa.

“We truly look forward to hosting the particularly special event each year for our students and faculty and, of course, their families, ” said Stephen Jerome, President of Monroe College. “It is absolutely heartwarming to see the delight on children’s faces as they pass through the spectacle of our Winter Wonderland and get caught up in the magic of the season. I know of no better way to ring in the season than to witness their sheer excitement at seeing Santa, receiving a gift, and taking pictures with him.”

The event is organized by Monroe College faculty and staff, who are committed to ensuring a festive, fun holiday celebration for students and their children.


Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.
Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. The institution was listed in the fall of 2013 by U.S. News & World Report as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit

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