BJU Hosts Annual Christmas Celebration

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 27, 2018) – Bob Jones University invites the Greenville community to the annual Christmas Celebration Friday, Nov. 30, on the BJU campus.

“BJU’s annual Christmas Celebration is one of our most beloved traditions, and we hope many of our friends from the community will join us here on campus as we kick off the Christmas season,” said BJU President Steve Pettit.

Prior to the Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m., the BJU Chamber Singers will present a Christmas concert from 5 – 6 p.m. in War Memorial Chapel. BJU’s Journalism and Mass Communication Department will present a live Christmas radio show in The Den from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., and resume after the lighting ceremony until 9:30 p.m.

The Southside Christian High School choir will perform a pre-lighting concert at 6 p.m. in front of Rodeheaver Auditorium. At 6:30, they will be joined by BJU’s University Singers to lead the crowd in singing well-loved carols and traditional Christmas music as the campus is lit with thousands of lights. President Pettit will read a selection of Scripture featuring the Christmas story and the program will conclude with additional Christmas carols. Amy Ryberg Doyle, Greenville Vice Mayor Pro Tem, will be the guest of honor and officially turn on the campus Christmas lights.

BJU will host a variety of children’s activities from 4 – 6:30 p.m. including Christmas storytelling, gingerbread cookie decorating, face decorating, crafts and a giant snow globe photo spot on front campus. The Bruins intercollegiate athletes will provide interactive games on Gallery Green beside Stratton Hall. Interested individuals can check in at the Welcome Center Desk to participate in the Museum & Gallery scavenger hunt throughout the BJU campus.

Local BJU alumni artisans will host “A Holiday Bazaar” featuring a variety of handcrafted, seasonal items on the second floor of the Welcome Center until 9 p.m. Other items will be available for purchase in Santa’s Gift Shop hosted by the Bruins Shop from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Following the Lighting Ceremony, the Symphonic Wind Band will perform “Masterpiece” featuring concert literature for winds, along with Christmas favorites in Rodeheaver Auditorium.

All of the evening’s events are open to the public. Parking is available in the parking garage behind Rodeheaver Auditorium and on campus streets. Some campus streets will be closed for the event. Schedule is available online, click here.

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