Baylor Welcomes the Holidays with Christmas Festivities on Campus

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Dec. 1, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2015) – It’s about that time of year to break out the warm scarves and sweaters for a few magical winter nights on Baylor’s campus.

Christmas at Baylor will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, with Christmas on 5th Street. The time-honored tradition hopes to bring to life a quote by W.T. Ellis, “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” Festivities will take place on Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza and in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, pictures with Santa, Carols from Around the World, a petting zoo, pony rides, a live nativity scene, Baylor Religious Hour Choir Concerts, a Christmas tree farm, the Christmas Marketplace and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

At 9:45 p.m., Relient K and opener Andrew Ripp will perform at Waco Hall to celebrate the 50th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Admission is free to students and $10 to the public. Tickets are available here.

For a full schedule of Christmas on 5th events, click here.

The series of Christmas concerts will begin with the Baylor University Choir and Baylor Symphony Orchestra’s “Christmas at Baylor University” performances. Shows will take place at 7:30 Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4, at Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

The Baylor University Chamber Singers will present “Carols of Christmas” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, and Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library. Tickets are $15 and are available here.

All Christmas festivities are open to the public. The Bill Daniel Student Center is located at 1311 S. Fifth St., Glennis McCrary Music Building is located at 110 Baylor Ave and Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight Ave.

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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