LA MIRADA, CALIF. — On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Biola University students, faculty, and alumni will gather for an annual Christmas tree lighting celebration. The event will take place from 5:45 p.m – 8 p.m. and will include a Christmas fair with various festivities before the ceremony begins.

The Christmas Fair will include a complimentary ornament making station, cookie decorating and holiday music. Hot drinks will be sold for $1 each. The Christmas fair will also feature a hand bells performance by the Conservatory of Music.

The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and will be free for all to attend with no registration required. During the ceremony, a Biola worship band will perform Christmas carols and will be supported by a performance from the Biola Dance Crew.

Biola alumni, faculty, and students are involved throughout the ceremony. Biola President Barry H. Corey will welcome the audience with a prayer to start the event, and Rick Bee, senior director of alumni and parent relations, will conclude the ceremony.

Those who can’t be at the ceremony in person can watch a livestream of the event through Biola’s website. Last year, 594 viewers watched the livestream of the tree lighting event from approximately 10 different countries.

Written by Erin Wilson, public relations intern. For more information, contact Jenna Loumagne, media relations specialist, at (562) 777-4061 or