Christmas at Uplands
Christmas at Upland’s is an alternative way of celebrating Christmas which has taken place at the Nation since 1969. The celebrations started as an alternative for students who could not travel home over the holidays. The celebrations have changed since then and is now open for everyone. The event is free of charge, open for everyone and completely free of drugs and alcohol. It is financed through donations. The food mostly comes from restaurant in and around Uppsala. The Nation is open on Christmas eve and Christmas day, 12 – 22 both days. During these days we usually get 1 500 – 2 000 visitors as well as 150 – 200 volunteers.
The work is lead by the Nations Christmas hosts and includes everything from contacting companies and activities that might want to contribute to making schedules for the volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Christmas host you can send an email to [email protected]. If you would like to volunteer the preparations usually start during the autumn. There is also a group on Facebook for volunteers: Jul på Uplands volunteers. It is free for everyone to join and the group is also used as a discussion forum.