Holiday Traditions Carry Us Into Winter Break

Four traditions and one variation fill the week
Thacher has lots of traditions and many are concentrated into the holiday season. Here’s a glimpse at what the week leading up to the winter break looked like.

The final Open House of December was the Holiday Open House. The Pidduck’s home was decorated with festive lights and attendees enjoyed cookie baking, card making, and karaoke carolling. The following Friday, everyone gathered for the Holiday Banquet with the presentation of the boar’s head. In a twist on tradition, the faculty rather than the freshman sang the boar’s head song, which they did with gusto. Once again, the  talented kitchen crew created a culinary work of art to represent the boar’s head. After dinner, everyone ambled over to the Milligan Center, where several ensembles entertained the School in the Holiday Concert. We saw performances by the Jazz Band, Chamber Singers, Dance Ensemble, and the Orchestra. The final event was the Winter Formal. Students dressed in their holiday finery, let the trimester slip from their minds, and just had fun.

On Saturday, buses and shuttles carried students to airports and to the San Francisco Bay area for time with families. Our community is geographically dispersed for the next few weeks, but we know when we come back together in January, we’ll be refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the school year.

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