Songs of the Season, a traditional holiday event at The University of Texas at Austin, will bring together students, faculty and staff at noon on Dec. 3, to celebrate the holiday season and the generosity of people who have contributed to the university's Orange Santa gift program.
Songs of the Season features choral organizations from the Butler School of Music and the Tower Singers, a staff organization. Orange Santa also will make an appearance at the event.
The annual program concludes the Orange Santa donation drive. In preparation for the Holiday Store, Orange Santa and many volunteers will be present to accept donations and fill a replica of the university Tower with toys.
Orange Santa began in 1994 as a program to foster a more caring university environment by providing help for members of the university community who have special needs during the holiday season. In December 2009 Orange Santa served 485 families, including 1,779 children.