Montgomery, Ala.--Share some holiday cheer at Huntingdon College's annual Community Christmas Celebration Thursday, December 4, on the Huntingdon campus. The celebration combines American Christmas traditions of St. Nicholas, caroling, and tree lighting, with one of the famous British Christmas traditions, as follows:
- 6:30 p.m., the Arrival of Saint Nicholas, in front of Flowers Hall;
- 7:00 p.m., Tree-Lighting Ceremony and caroling, in front of Flowers Hall; and
- 7:30 p.m., A Service of Lessons and Carols, this replication of "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols," introduced at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England, in 1918, and broadcast annually since 1928, comes to Montgomery for its fifth year at Huntingdon College. The service includes Biblical readings by members of the Huntingdon community interspersed with music from the College's Concert Choir, and is held in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The service is approximately one hour in length.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Community Relations at (334) 833-4515.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.