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Big Blue Santa is coming to town

The annual Big Blue Santa event will benefit the Kentucky Children's Hospital and take place 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the King Alumni House.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2023) — Join the University of Kentucky Alumni Association for a day full of laughter and good cheer at the 2023 Big Blue Santa event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the King Alumni House, located at 400 Rose St. in Lexington.  

Families can deck the halls with holiday crafts, join in reindeer games and enjoy a merry morsel or two from the treat table. Good little Wildcats will be able to visit with Big Blue Santa and pick up a gift from his workshop.  

Families are asked to bring a new toy or gift to benefit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s Winter Wonderland 

Due to limited space for the event, at least one guest must be an Active or Life Member of the UK Alumni Association. Registration is $10 for children 12 and younger and free for adults. Click here for more information and to register.  

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

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