70th Feast of Lights At The University of Redlands
The event is a traditionally integral part of launching the holiday season
Redlands, California – The University of Redlands will present the Feast of Lights, one of its most anticipated and respected traditions of the holiday season, now in its 70th year, Dec. 1-4, 2017 in the historic Memorial Chapel on the University of Redlands campus.
The Feast of Lights is a nationally-acclaimed event and a traditionally integral part of launching the holiday season in the Redlands communities. As part of the annual tradition since 2009, the public is encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items to the Feast of Lights, which is collected by the Family Service Association of Redlands and distributed to low-income and homeless families in the community.
The Feast of Lights service of worship celebrates in spoken word, tableaux, song and instrumental offering the birth of Jesus. Although presentations have differed slightly from year to year, the basic theme has remained constant: the story of the birth of Christ and the symbolic message of the star of Bethlehem as it led the Wise Men to the stable. At the service’s conclusion, the traditional Ceremony of Candles symbolizes the spreading of the light of Christ’s message.
The Feast of Lights is directed by School of Music Choral Conductor Nicholle Andrews and includes the talents of students from the School of Music, Choral Conductor Joseph Modica, Chaplain John Walsh, Organist Frederick Swann, Orchestral Conductor Co Nguyen and Stage Director Marco Schindelmann.
- WHERE: Historic Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, Calif. 92373. Free parking is available near and adjacent to the Chapel.
- WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec.1; Saturday, Dec. 2 and Monday, Dec.4;
- 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. University of Redlands Town & Gown invites patrons to celebrate opening night of the Feast of Lights with a festive holiday dinner prior to the show, in the Casa Loma Room at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 1, 2017. More information.
- TICKETS: On campus at the ticket office in the Hunsaker University Center, open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at http://www.redlands.edu/events/feastoflights with a debit or credit card. Call 909-748-8116 for more information.