All through December, North­eastern showed off its hol­iday spirit with dec­o­ra­tions, events, par­ties and com­mu­nity ser­vice. Here are some photos that cap­tured the scene on campus this month. Photos by Mary Knox Mer­rill, Casey Bayer and Mike Mazzanti.

Christmas trees and wreaths adorned Krentzman Quad, vis­ible from Hunt­ington Avenue.

Stu­dents Arthur Maser­jian and Tamara Bursztyn lit the menorah on Krentzman Quad to cel­e­brate the first day of Hanukkah on Dec. 20.

Dec­o­ra­tions and dis­plays on campus include a Nativity scene, located in Krentzman Quad out­side Dodge Hall.

Sixty-​​five teams of stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the 11th-​​annual Gin­ger­bread Con­struc­tion Con­test on Dec. 8. Stu­dents’ gin­ger­bread houses were donated to local home­less shel­ters by North­eastern Dining Ser­vices. Check out a video fea­turing the event, held in the Stetson East dining hall.

Mean­while, a group of engi­neering stu­dents sub­jected their candy cre­ations to earth­quake forces, attempting to tear down the hol­iday houses.

The Latino/​a Stu­dent Cul­tural Center (above) and the Northeastern’s Office of City and Com­mu­nity Affairs held toy drives on campus to help dis­ad­van­taged fam­i­lies and chil­dren in and around Boston.

Stu­dent and alumni entre­pre­neurs sold their prod­ucts and pro­moted their busi­nesses at the first-​​annual Hol­iday Entre­pre­neurs Fair, held in the Curry Stu­dent Center on Dec. 9.

Don­ning a fes­tive hat, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun greeted fac­ulty and staff during the annual faculty/​staff hol­iday party, held in Inter­na­tional Vil­lage on Dec. 16.

During the party, Pres­i­dent Aoun took the stage and joined stu­dent musical groups for a few hol­iday tunes.