Christmas at Baylor

As a Christian university, we enjoy a wonderful freedom to celebrate Christmas as the hope it represents through the birth of our Savior.

We hope you will join us in our Christmas celebration. Whether through our daily Advent readings, wonderful School of Music performances, or events, activities and personal stories shared throughout the season, let us always remember that the birth of Jesus is the reason we celebrate.

Preparing Our Hearts for Advent
Christmas Day: Christ
December 25

During Advent, Christ-followers anticipate a Lord that has, will, and is come. Luke's Nativity helps us to see and to celebrate the arrival of a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Countdown to Christmas
Starts December 1
As we count down the days until Christmas, the Baylor School of Music offers a musical gift to the Baylor Family — daily musical performances by our remarkable students!
A Baylor Christmas
The combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra join for this award-winning annual concert. Recorded in 2019, this premiere presentation is available online and on Gray Television stations nationwide.
Christmas at Ferrell
Baylor Athletics has teamed up with Toys for Tots for the annual Christmas at Ferrell game as the No. 2 Bears face Texas Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.. All fans are encouraged to bring new toy donations to be distributed around the Waco community this holiday season.
VirtuOSO perform "Carol of the Bells"
VirtuOSO, Baylor’s award-winning pop/a cappella ensemble shares the Christmas spirit with a beautiful performance of “Carol of the Bells” around the Baylor Christmas tree in Bill Daniel Student Center.
Christmas on 5th Street
Enjoy one of our favorite traditions as we share the moments that kick off the Christmas season at Baylor -- the Christmas story told beside a manger scene, the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Quad and more.
Baylor Theatre presents "Shadows of a Christmas Carol"
Presented as a live stream event on Dec. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. CST, and on Dec. 19 and 20 at 2 p.m. CST. Tickets for the performance can be purchased online.
Baylor Athletics Holiday Gift Guide
Make Christmas merry and bright with the fun gift ideas for the Baylor fan in your life. Spread Baylor spirit, while choosing gifts that support the mission of Baylor University and Baylor Athletics vision of Preparing Champions for Life!
Memories: Christmas on 5th Street Gallery - 2019
Revisit the 2019 Christmas on 5th Street marketplace, musical performances, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, live nativity, and pictures with Santa.
Memories: Christmas on 5th Street Video - 2018
This is what Christmas looked like in 2018 on the Baylor campus for the annual kickoff to the holiday season, Christmas on 5th Street.
Memories: A Baylor Christmas - 2018
In 2018, the combined choirs and orchestra of Baylor University heralded the arrival of Christmas in joyful expectation.
Memories: Stille Nacht on Baylor's McLane Carillon
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother, Mother and Child