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GatorNights Events

Cozy up with us at our final GatorNights of the season! Listen and sing along to merry holiday tunes at the Falala Capella Winter Concert in the Grand Ballroom at 8:30 PM.  Grab a warm drink from our Hot Chocolate Bar and head down to the Amphitheatre for our movie showing of The Polar Express at 8:00 PM.  Create a festive masterpiece at our final Painting Class of the semester with a brand new, seasonal design.  Get into a jolly mood by making your own Sock Snowman, DIY Holiday Ornament, and Mini Yarn Hat Craft, and by being featured in your own Photo Snow Globe.  Hit the slopes in our Snowboard Simulator. Belt out more wintry songs at Midnight Munchies Karaoke in the Food Court. Give thanks to our veterans and active military members during this holiday season by writing thank you cards in Global Coffeehouse.  As always, there will be free Bowling and Billiards in the Game Room, and Pizza at Midnight Munchies to finish off the night.

GatorNights is Always Friday, Always Free for UF students with their Gator1 Card at the Reitz Union from 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM. Attendees must be current students to participate and are allowed to bring a maximum of one guest to the event.

Event Time Location
Check-In 7:30 PM - 1:00 AM Level 1, Information Desk
Sock Snowmen 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Lower Level, Arts & Crafts Center
Global Coffeehouse Holiday Service Project 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Ground Level, G310
Movie: The Polar Express 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ground Level, Amphitheatre
Free Bowling & Billiards 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Ground Level, Game Room
Snowboard Simulator 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Level 1, Outdoor Tabling Area
Photo Snow Globes 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Level 1, Outdoor Tabling Area
Falala Capella Winter Concert 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Level 2, Grand Ballroom
Hot Chocolate Bar 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Level 2, Grand Ballroom
DIY Holiday Ornaments 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Level 2, Grand Ballroom
Mini Yarn Hat Craft 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Level 2, Grand Ballroom
Painting Class (First 100 Students, Sign-Up Begins at 7:30 PM) 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Level 3, 3315
Midnight Munchies Karaoke Midnight Level 1, Food Court
Midnight Munchies: Pizza Midnight Level 1, Food Court

Showtimes: 8:00 PM 

Location: Reitz Union Amphitheatre

Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Rating: G

"Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film." - Rotten Tomatoes description

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