Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas at BYU-Idaho, in part due to the Ornament Extravaganza. It is a week of Christmas and a month of decorations contributing to the Christmas spirit.
Student Alexander Chao tells us more, “ The first day was we had Santa pictures and families from all around came. We had around 400 people show which is pretty good. But yeah, its just to like welcome in the Christmas Spirit and get people social and it will usually take place in the MC and its just a good meeting spot.”
Other events ranged from a gingerbread Dr. Who Tardis building to a white elephant gift exchange and a scavenger hunt. The MC also hosts another portion of the extravaganza, the ornaments themselves on themed Christmas trees.
Student Sydney Schlosser tells us more, “ So each night of the week we had a different event as well as the whole week and the whole month of December we will have trees throughout all the MC. There are ten trees. You have a music tree, there’s a candy tree, there’s a tree about BYU-Idaho Spirit and its really cool because all the people on campus, whether it be students, faculty, even the community are invited to make an ornament and put it on the tree.”
Other trees include missionary themes, Christ themes, and even a Women’s Equality tree. Sydney also mentioned that these events are all free so there is no need to worry, just come have fun and enjoy the great opportunity. If you want to contribute an ornament to any of the themed trees around the MC you have until the end of the month to do so. Reporting from the MC, I’m Zarina Leiva, Scroll TV News.