Campus Citizen Advent Calendar

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Campus Citizen staff has put together our very own Advent Calendar to get in the Christmas spirit this year. Follow along and let us know on social media how much of it you get done.


Photo courtesy of VisitIndy

Photo courtesy of VisitIndy

  • Dec. 1 : Watch ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’ You can catch it on ABC at 8 p.m.

  • Dec. 2 : Hang up your Christmas lights. It’s never too early.

  • Dec. 3 : Make a Christmas wish list and send it to Santa in one of the Santa Mailboxes around central Indiana. Get them in before Dec. 11.

  • Dec. 4 : Go see the Circle Of Light Tree in Monument Circle. You may even spot Santa.

  • Dec. 5 : Drink hot chocolate, with some Christmas cookies.

  • Dec. 6 : Make a Christmas playlist, or listen to ours right here.

  • Dec. 7 : Watch ‘Elf.’ You can catch it on Freeform at 7 p.m.

  • Dec. 8 : Burn Christmas scented candles. A surefire way to get in the spirit.

  • Dec. 9 : Drink eggnog and eat some candy canes.

  • Dec. 10 : Watch ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’ Catch it on TBS at 7:30 p.m. Bonus points if you watch the Jim Carrey version too.

  • Dec. 11 : Visit Santa at the mall. You can see him and take pictures at Circle Centre Mall from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Dec. 12 : Donate a toy to Toys For Tots. From 9 a.m. to noon, Alpha Phi Sigma will be hosting a drive at the Campus Center, in front of Taylor Hall, and the library.

  • Dec. 13 : Personalize your Christmas tree by making some homemade ornaments.

  • Dec. 14 : Make a gingerbread house. Bonus points if you make gingerbread cookies too.

  • Dec. 15 : Wear an ugly Christmas sweater. Get your friends to join in and have a party.

  • Dec. 16 : Pet a reindeer at the Indianapolis Zoo. Christmas at the Zoo festivities run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Dec. 17 : Kiss somebody under the mistletoe. With their consent, of course.

  • Dec. 18 : Dress up like Santa and run in the Santa Hustle, a 5K through Indy with music, candy, and charity.

  • Dec. 19 : Go see ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the IRT. There are plenty of discounts available too.

  • Dec. 20 : Volunteer at a soup kitchen. You can see which ones are open around Indy here.

  • Dec. 21 : Give somebody a early gift. It could be funny, sincere, or made by hand.

  • Dec. 22 : Visit Santa Claus, Indiana and see Santa, talk to some of his elves, and check out the light show at the Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.

  • Dec. 23 : Take a drive to look at Christmas lights in your neighborhood.

  • Dec. 24 : Watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ while putting out your cookies for Santa. It’s on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. every year.

  • Dec. 25 : Watch ‘A Christmas Story,’ which plays annually on TBS for 24 hours straight every Christmas.


Have a safe and happy holiday from everyone here at the Campus Citizen!