By Kelly McKeon, Class of 2020
Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! Luckily for many of us, Clemson is home. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of gift-giving and party-attending, there are plenty of fun activities to do here for the holidays. Here is a list of the top five things to do in Clemson during the holiday season:
Looking for a great place to take your Christmas card picture? Hoping to spread some fun holiday cheer? Look no further – bring your friends, family, or a mix of both to the Clemson Alumni Center to take a photo! Whether you are working toward your ring, have your ring, or are helping students get their rings, the giant ring in front of the Clemson Alumni Center is a great backdrop for holiday pictures! Be sure to tag @ClemsonAlumni and @InsideClemson if you post pictures on Social Media.
While you are partaking in an on-campus photoshoot, you may as well head over to Littlejohn Coliseum and take a picture with the iconic Tiger statue! Arguably the best Tiger statue on campus, the Littlejohn Tiger is a great prop for photos. Tag @InsideClemson if you post any pictures with the Tiger!
3. Attend a basketball game.
If you are already at Littlejohn, you should stop in for a game! The men and women’s basketball seasons are continuing through the holiday season. The men’s team will be playing Dec. 15, 18 and 30 and the women’s team will be playing Dec. 16, 18 and 21. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a Tiger win? For ticketing information, visit http://clemsontigers.com/tickets/
If you’re looking for quality holiday entertainment, don’t miss the opportunity to see The Nutcracker performed by the Foothills Dance Conservatory at The Brooks Center. The classic holiday ballet will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16. Tickets are $20 per adult and $15 per child. Celebrate the holidays with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. For ticketing information, visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1472807
Looking for a gift for the Clemson fan who has everything? If you are in the Greenville area, check out the newly renovated Experience Clemson center in Downtown Greenville. You can check out their exclusive Clemson-branded swag, get up close and personal with a replica of Howard’s Rock and learn about all things new at Clemson. Experience Clemson is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information: http://www.clemson.edu/visit/experience-clemson/