Holiday Central 2017 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Holiday Central at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

This December, the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (6163 University Boulevard, UBC’s Vancouver campus) will become Holiday Central. The holiday season kicks off on December 1st for a day of festive fun in support of the UBC community. This year we are supporting the AMS Food Bank and all guests are asked to please bring a non-perishable item or cash donation as entry for the day’s events.

Our doors will open at 7:30 am, when all members of the UBC community are invited to drop in for coffee and tea, listen to holiday music by the fire, and cast a vote in our annual holiday tree decorating contest. Coffee and tea will be available until 10:30 am, though donations will gladly be accepted at any time that day.

Starting at 4:00 pm that same day, guests are again welcome to join us by the fire, this time for our 2nd annual Cocktails and Carols.

The festivities will continue from December 2-23rd with a Christmas Tree Competition, with trees decorated by teams made up of members of the campus community.

Throughout the month, we invite you to visit and vote for your favorite UBC tree, drop off a monetary gift, personal hygiene item, or non-perishable food donation for the UBC food bank and get into the Christmas spirit.

Cocktails and Carols

December 1, 4:00 pm

A party not to be missed! Complimentary passed appetizers and seasonal drink specials are available from Loafe Café, carolers will be singing holiday classics, and a photo booth, courtesy of TD Insurance, will be on-site to provide take home souvenirs of the evening.

RSVPs are required. To confirm your attendance for Cocktails and Carols, please visit our sign-up page here.

RSVP Online

Christmas Tree Competition

Runs from December 2-23rd

Come vote on-site and support your favourite UBC team’s tree (see the full participant list below). All voters will be put into a draw to win a selection of gift certificates.

Take a picture of your favourite tree and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #UBCTREES

Participating Teams

AHVA alumni UBC UBC Faculty of Applied Science
Beaty Biodiversity Museum UBC Botanical Garden Campus and Community Planning
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts UBC Faculty of Dentistry e@UBC
UBC Faculty of Forestry Loafe Cafe UBC Longhouse
UBC Faculty of Medicine Sauder School of Business UBC School of Music
United Way Wesbrook Village


Monday-Friday – 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
Closed December 24-January 2


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