Santa at the Rock with the Young Alumni Council

Santa with Rock E. Hawk including a Christmas scene behind them.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
MAC Glynn Alumni Commons/Drive-Up

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Get in the festive spirit with RU.

Rockhurst University's Young Alumni Council invites Rockhurst alumni and friends to visit Santa Claus at our annual Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 4! All ages are welcome, refreshments will be served, and special activities for children will be available. A holiday Alpha Lit KC photo opportunity will be on display, along with a vist from Rock E. Hawk!

NEW this year! This event is in a hybrid format - Santa will be outside on the heated patio waiting to meet his guests. In a rush? We'll have 15 minute reindeer parking spots reserved in front of the MAC for a quick visit and to-go crafts & refreshments! Activities will be held both indoors and outdoors; weather permitting. 

Register TODAY! It is free to attend, but please let us know that you're coming. 

This year, we are partnering with Operation Breakthrough and will be collecting donations for their annual Holiday Store. Check out the list of items to donate HERE. Please bring your items to the event and leave them unwrapped to place in our collection bins.


Make sure to check out the other holiday events happening this weekend on campus!

31st Annual Ceremony of Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 4, 7 p.m.

Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Please join us for Rockhurst University's annual student Christmas concert which features contemporary, classical and traditional seasonal favorites along with scriptural readings of the Christmas story. This event is free and open to all. A holiday reception follows the event. Please bring a non-perishable food item for families in need. These items will be distributed to people in the Saint Francis Xavier parish and surrounding neighborhood. Register HERE.


Musica Sacra Concert: Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols 

Traditional Carols (live program notes at 6:45 p.m.)

Sunday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.

Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Three of the region's premier professional singers--Sarah Tanehill Anderson, Kayleigh Aytes and Kristee Haney--join harpist Wesley Kelly for a magnificent concert. Written in 1942, the music is a delightful setting of medieval carol texts.  The remainder of the concert features traditional carols. Please register here to reserve a seat in the auditorium for this concert HERE.

*Please note: face masks will be required for indoors.


Questions about Santa at the Rock? Contact Hannah Tarwater, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at or 816-501-4888.

Questions about Lessons & Carols or Musica Sacra? Contact Kristy Peterson, Director of the Center of Arts & Letters, at or 816-501-4607.


Santa at the Rock
Rockhurst University
Magis Activity Center (MAC) - Glynn Alumni Commons
5311 Tracy Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
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