ACKU and The Hague University of Applied Sciences are proudly presenting to you the 14th edition of XXL-MAS. This year’s party is all about Christmas presents and offering a classy Christmas vibe. The biggest FREE student Christmas party in The Hague is coming back bigger and better, so be sure to bring your student ID. Santa and his helpers have done their best to ring in the holidays at the following three locations: Paard, Paard Café and Club LUX. Doors open at 23 h at Paard and Club LUX and at 21 h at Paard Café.
Santa and his happy helpers
We all know that Christmas is the season of giving, spreading love and joy and that is what you can expect from XXL-MAS 2018 – Presents Edition. There are a few surprises, acts as well as giveaways for everyone before the party, so make sure to check out what we have planned.
Cookies & Candy Canes THUAS
With the help of our lovely helpers from Interaccess, students will have the opportunity to put a smile on their friends’ faces by sending them cookies and candy canes. Participate by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Candy & Canes’ for free. Surprise a friend or loved one from The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The cookies & canes will be handed out on the 5th of December by Sinterklaas.
Mistletoe & Kissing Managers
What would XXL-MAS be without a mistletoe kissing spot? Well, in the spirit of spreading love, you have the opportunity to take a nice picture while giving your loved one a kiss underneath the mistletoe! According to the Norse tradition, refusing a kiss underneath the mistletoe is bad luck! You can find the Kissing Spot inside the Atrium of THUAS and of Inholland (see picture).
Do you remember singing Christmas carols as a kid? On Monday, December 17 from 12 – 13 h, we have musical duo Musici, who are members of Royal Conservatoire The Hague. They will sing classic Christmas songs for students at Inholland! Come and listen to your Christmas favorites!
HEBOS and friends
In collaboration with HEBOS there will be carol singing on the 13th of December @ THUAS. Next to the smooth sounds of Joost, HEBOS is going to hand hot drinks, snacks as well as Christmas hats! Make sure to look out for our HEBOS elves between 10 – 13 h.
Christmas Present Tower
Do you remember how excited you were as a child once you saw a pile of wrapped Christmas presents? To help you reminisce and this year’s theme, we will have wrapped Christmas presents in the Atrium of THUAS as well as Inholland, be sure to take a picture and post it with the hashtag #XXLMAS! We hope this season has you wrapped up in happiness!
Take your Christmas Card picture
Sometimes the closest people to you live far away or you won’t be able to return home for the holidays. Don’t worry, you are still able to send them warm wishes by taking a classic Christmas card picture! We have props and Christmas clothes ready for you, so you can personalize your own card!
Inholland – Dec 13, 12-14h, Atrium
THUAS – Dec 14, 12-14h, Atrium
Santa’s Christmas Presents during XXL-MAS
The surprises do not stop! Just like the years before, we will be handing out Christmas hats when you arrive at one of the locations participating during XXL-MAS – be sure to be on time for that! Mr. and Mrs. Santa and their elves as well as Christmas angels are going to give you a warm welcome and find out whether you have been naughty or nice this year! Also, we have a friendly and funny fortuneteller, who is going to let you know what you can expect in 2019.
During Christmas dinner, we all like to look our best, so if you didn’t have the time to get a fresh haircut, be sure to see the guys from Maison, who help you get the right Christmas look! In addition to that, visit The Hague Fraternity Lounge hosted by Intac, HSV and Pelargos to see what surprises they have for you!
XXL-MAS strives to stay current and wants to offer a variety of musical acts and DJs. Santa’s elves have been working hard and booked two of the biggest Dutch DJs: Tony Junior and Johnny 500 together with Massive MC will heat up the stages at Paard to give you the best crossover between EDM, Dance and Urban. They are supported by up and coming DJs Luca Perra and Boyd Janson. In addition to that, ACKU has scouted a talent from The Hague University called Danimal! MC Jonna will make sure you’ll stay on your feet dancing throughout the night. Don’t miss the best mixes you have ever heard! Next to that, you can find The Hague Fraternity Lounge hosted by HSV, INTAC and Pelargos with special guest Bennie Beenham! Check out all surprises they have planned for you!
If you love live music and bands, then Paard Café is the place to be during XXL-MAS. Acts such as James Burki, VXUY, Cassus will give the best Christmas vibes. For all of our Caribbean students, Santa is bringing Caribbean sounds to Club Lux. Island Fusion and Muy Bien are doing their best to make you feel at home: Aruban superstar IR-SAIS and more will make it a night to remember!