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Christmas Parties

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Break out your ugliest Christmas sweater (or your prettiest one) and join us for an Ambrosian Christmas.  We work with generous alumni to host parties in various areas of the country whenever possible (past favorites have included parties in Naples, Florida, and New York City).  If you are interested in hosting a holiday event, please contact the Alumni Office.  Make sure to get the announcement by updating your contact information with us here.

Children's Christmas Party

Dec. 3, 2016
3 p.m. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley production in the Galvin Fine Arts Center
4 - 6 p.m. Alumni Children's Christmas Party

Welcoming all alumni and their families for the Theatre Department's Children's Show, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley and the Children's Christmas Party in the Rogalski Center Ballroom following the show.  This event is free for alumni and their families.  This yearly event is made possible by a partnership between the Galvin Fine Arts Center and the Alumni Office. 

To reserve tickets, contact the Galvin box office at 563/333-6251.  Groups of 10+ need to contact the Alumni Office first at 563/333-6057.  Make sure you mention you are an SAU alumnus to receive complimentary tickets.  Following the show, head over to the Rogalski Center for games, crafts, Christmas music and cookie decorating.  We will also have the cast of Flat Stanley and Santa Claus present.  This is a complimentary event for SAU alumni families (no tickets/reservations needed for the party).  If you can't make it to the show, you can still attend the party!

FAQs regarding this event

  • How long is the production?  The show is 1 hour.
  • What should I wear to the event?  Wear whatever makes you comfortable.  Some people dress up and others wear jeans.
  • Where should I park?  It depends on when and how far you want to walk.  The show is in the Galvin Fine Arts Center, and parking is available in all of the lots west of Gaines Street.  The party is in the Rogalski Center and parking is available in the lot on the corner of Lombard and Ripley.  You are welcome to move your car between the show and the party, or you can choose to take a short walk across campus.

Phoenix Volunteer Day

Dec. 3, 2016
9 a.m. - noon: Volunteer Opportunity
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Donation Center & Clothing Closet (230 S. 12th Ave., Phoenix)
12 noon: Informal Holiday Luncheon
Ocotillo (3243 N. 3rd St., Phonix)

Volunteers will sort and organize clothing and other items, as well as assist with other needs of CASS, the largest emergency homeless shelter in Arizona which serves over 5,500 individuals a year.  Families are welcome to volunteer, but children must be 16 years of age or older to participate at CASS.  All volunteers will get a t-shirt.  Individual checks will be arranged at Ocotillo. 
RSVP by Nov. 28 to Heidi Rodriguez at or 602-256-6945, ext. 1018.

Alumni of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s

Dec. 7, 2016
11:30 a.m.

Angelo's (247 N. York Rd., just south of North Ave.) in Elmhurst, IL.

Celebrate the holidays with fellow St. Ambrose alumni, hear campus updates, and learn how you can support the Building Our Future Campaign at the annual Holiday Luncheon.
$20 (tax and tip included), Cash bar, free parking.
RSVP by Dec. 1 at 563/333-6290 or or register online for the event.

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Send us an email or call 563/333-6290. Ready to get in the Christmas spirit right now?Take a minute to check out our 2015 Christmas greeting video.