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Herd Holiday

Herd Holiday 2023

Thank you for joining us at Herd Holiday!

Santa-Marco photos are now available for free download. Be sure to tag @MarshallU and #HerdHoliday when sharing your photos on social media.

Additional images from the 2023 event are also available online.

Herd Holiday

Tree Lighting

Join President Brad D. Smith and First Lady Alys Smith along with Mr. & Ms. Marshall for a fun and festive lighting of the Memorial Student Center Plaza. The tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the MSC Plaza.

The program will include performances by:

  • Marshall University Early Education STEAM Center
  • True Impact Dance and Performing Arts

Indoor Activities

After the tree lighting, festivities move inside the student center. Guests can enjoy refreshments by the fireplace, shop the bookstore, decorate ornaments, have a picture made with Santa-Marco and more from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28!

First Floor Activities

  • Enjoy cookies, s’mores, hot chocolate and punch by the fireplace
  • Holiday cookie decorating with Marshall University Alumni Association
  • Listen to holiday story time at 6:30 p.m. in the bookstore
  • Create a Bison Ornament with Marshall University Student Affairs
  • Build-a-Bison ($10 for students, faculty & Staff; $20 for community members. Proceeds benefit the Campus Activities Board)
  • Shop the Marshall Bookstore and take advantage of a special discount offer and more!

Second Floor Activities

  • Have fun with our Holiday Photo Booth
  • Don’t miss the opportunity for a holiday photo with Santa-Marco!
  • Students will be on-hand to help children write a mail letters to Santa
  • Children can color a Marshall picture while waiting for their photo
  • Stuff a stocking with items from Marshall Health and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • Make reindeer bait with Marshall’s School of Pharmacy
  • Enjoy a holiday experience with Marshall’s Early Education STEAM Center
  • Learn more about our Jean Harless Center and the Imagination Library
  • Have a holiday gift tag made by our Marshall University International Students
  • Watch our student organizations compete in a Gingerbread House Building Contest
  • Holiday Music by Marshall’s WMUL

Marco’s Favorite Things

Marco is celebrating the holiday season by sharing a few of his favorite things! Follow @MarshallU on Facebook and Instagram Dec. 1- 24 to find out how you can win #‎MarcosFavoriteThings‬!

Recipes from Past Marco’s Favorite Things