Christmas at Baylor

Merry Christmas

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

Week 1: Hope

November 27 - December 3

As Christians, we are likewise called to share the power of hope both within our communities of faith and throughout the surrounding world, dedicating ourselves to the establishment of the Kingdom of God and a Christ-like compassion for one another.


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Celebrate Christmas with the School of Music

From the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and choirs to handbells and A Cappella and chamber singers, Baylor School of Music students perform an array of Christmas concerts across campus.

Celebrate With Us

Advent Service
December 1 at 3:30pm

Join the Chapel team and Spiritual Life Department for a special start to the Advent season. This year's Advent Service will feature special music from St. Peter Catholic Center Choir and a message preached by Rev. Tish Harrison-Warren.

Christmas on 5th Street
December 1 at 5pm

Christmas on 5th Street is the official opening of the holiday season at Baylor University -- featuring everything from a live nativity to carriage rides, from photos with Santa to the official KOT Christmas Tree Lighting. 

A Baylor Christmas
December 1, 2, and 4

The combined Baylor University Choirs and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra present sacred hymns and popular Christmas favorites, as well as a candle-lit procession and an audience sing-along of familiar carols. Tickets are on sale now for Dec. 1, 2 and 4.

Caroling at the Carillon
December 5 at 5pm

Bring a friend and come out to the McLane Carillon at Pat Neff Hall to sing Christmas carols as University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary performs.

Chamber Singers Christmas Concert
December 5 at 7:30pm

Some of Baylor University's finest vocalists bring the Christmas spirit alive in the visually and aurally resplendent McLean Foyer of Meditation.

Traditions Ornaments
Give by December 9

The Baylor Traditions Ornaments offer an opportunity each year for Baylor Bears everywhere to show off their school spirit and commemorate the special place that the Christmas season holds in the hearts of the Baylor Family.

Lift Up Your Hearts
December 8 at 11am

Please join us for a service of prayer and worship with the Baylor family as we bring the semester to an end. The "Lift Up Your Hearts" worship service will begin at 11:00 am in the Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.

Christmas Lights in the Village
December 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, & 18

The thousands of lights illuminating the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village are sure to create unforgettable memories. Also included are a petting zoo, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food for purchase, and more!