Celebrate end of classes at Light Up the Night 2019

April 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm


McMaster University Alumni Association and the McMaster Students Union, along with numerous other campus partners, have partnered to celebrate the end of classes with the fifth annual year-end block party on April 9, 2019. Light Up the Night will feature a variety of events and activities, thousands of lights strung on campus, carnivalesque rides and games, free food vendors, and live musical performances.

The main stage will feature headlining musical act, The Beaches, with special guest, Poesy, from 7 PM - 11 PM. The annual Last Lecture will take place in LR Wilson Hall (Concert Hall) from 4:30 PM - 6 PM, hosted Dr. Samantha Nutt, an award-winning humanitarian and bestselling author. The Last Lecture is free, but registration is required.

There will be multiple rides, including a ferris wheel and Gravitron, various midway games, and complimentary traditional carnival food, such as cotton candy, churros, and caramel corn. Those interested in witnessing an interactive culinary cook-off with free food samples can attend the Hungry Games: Food for Thought with Liana Bontempo, a registered dietitian within Hospitality Services, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM in Celebration Hall. This event is free, but requires registration.

In addition, students and attendees can take part in headphone disco, an open mic in Convocation Hall, and ESports in MUSC, featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a Super Smash Bros. tournament. Everything at Light Up the Night is is free and all McMaster students and alumni are welcome to attend. However, a McMaster University student card will be required to gain access to the free food vendors and rides.

Additional details regarding Light Up the Night can be found on macblockparty.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Kathleen Cassidy
Programming Coordinator, Campus Events

905-525-9140 ext. 23868


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