BJU Invites Greenville Community to Annual Christmas Celebration

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 18, 2016) – Bob Jones University invites the Greenville community to celebrate the holiday season at BJU’s annual Christmas Celebration on the BJU campus Friday, Dec. 2.

“We are looking forward to hosting our friends from the Greenville community for one of our favorite traditions,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the Christmas season with this fun, family-friendly time of Christmas caroling and festivities.”

BJU will host a variety of children’s activities from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Student Center including yuletide storytelling, gingerbread cookie decorating, and reindeer games. Guests can also enjoy live music, a scavenger hunt, and Christmas shopping at the Museum & Gallery.

Prior to the Lighting Ceremony, the BJU Chamber Singers will present a Christmas concert entitled A Babe is Born: A Celebration of Carols from 5-6 p.m. in War Memorial Chapel.

The Bob Jones Academy Concert Choir will kick off the Lighting Ceremony and be joined by the 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.

The Bob Jones Elementary School Choir will perform a concert in the Student Center at 7:00 p.m. The Symphonic Wind Band will perform a concert featuring seasonal favorites as well as selections from Lord of the Rings in Rodeheaver Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

All of the evening’s events are free and 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.