A little over a year ago Trinity Western University unveiled plans for a community-wide event entitled The Spirit of Christmas. Then last December the first-ever free community event entitled The Spirit of Christmas was hosted by TWU and included concerts by local and professional musicians, a living nativity, a petting zoo, theatrical presentations by Theatre at TWU and dramatic light displays.
The hugely successful event drew over 4000 people from all areas of the Fraser Valley. Attendees enjoyed the two day festival that was serendipitously complimented with a huge dump of white snow, transforming the already twinkling university campus into a winter wonderland.
Says Spirit of Christmas Producer Michael Wipf, "Going into our 2nd year we really want to make the Spirit of Christmas a holiday destination for families in the Lower Mainland. Through our partners and sponsors we are aiming to increase the talent that will be performing this year and raise an even greater awareness for the Salvation Army, an organization that needs a great amount of support during the holidays."
Plans are now well underway for the 2nd annual Spirit of Christmas, which will run from November 29 until December 1st, adding an additional day to the festivities. The additional day means that there will be more events for attendees to enjoy, including a kick off concert to the Spirit of Christmas featuring accomplished musicians and more family oriented events spread over the course of the three days. Christmas trees will also be made available for purchase and the campus will double its amount of festive Christmas lights.
All proceeds from the Spirit of Christmas will go towards the Salvation Army. More information about the Spirit of Christmas can be found by visiting www.twu.ca/christmas or by contacting the event's Producer Michael Wipf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music to business, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 15 graduate degrees include such areas as counseling psychology, business, theology, administrative leadership and interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history.
Last Updated: 2007-10-11