Bison Hill celebrates the Christmas season with campus events

OBU officially kicks off the Christmas season on campus Nov. 30 with numerous holiday-themed activities and events leading up to Christmas break. Pictured: Lights on the Oval in 2020.

Oklahoma Baptist University officially kicked off the Christmas season on campus this week, with numerous holiday-themed activities and events that have already taken place this week and others filling the end of the semester with festive cheer.

“Christmas in the Caf” will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Café on the Hill in the upper level of the Geiger Center. The event includes a Christmas meal, along with some fun activities and live music. Students and employees can use a meal swipe or pay at the door.

Later that evening (Saturday, Dec. 4), the University will host the 83rd annual Hanging of the Green Christmas program. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. The event is free and the entire OBU community is invited to attend the spectacular holiday celebration. Combined choirs will perform Handel’s “Messiah,” accompanied by an orchestra. During the evening, a group of 20 outstanding seniors will also be recognized.

“Christmas at Cargill” is a new event this year, taking place Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Activities will be held outside the Cargill Advancement and Alumni Center, located on the north side of MacArthur just east of Taylor Residence Center, as well as indoors on the first floor of Cargill. All students and employees are invited to attend the free come-and-go celebration. The event will feature Christmas music, lawn games, hot cocoa, apple cider, cookies, cookie decorating, karaoke, Christmas ornament coloring, holiday lights, photo spots and more. Santa and Shaz will each be making a special appearance at the event. Christmas at Cargill is designed to give students a fun, festive break from finals week and to bless all employees and students alike with a fun time of Christmas cheer as a Bison Hill community.

A special donation drive will be held during Christmas at Cargill, benefiting numerous local charities. The following items for each charity are being sought during the drive: canned goods for the Good Things Food Pantry, diapers for Legacy Parenting, non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army, school supplies for Mission Shawnee, and home and personal care items for Project Safe. Those wishing to donate may either drop their items off from their car near the entrance to the Cargill Center off of MacArthur or may carry them in if attending the Christmas at Cargill event.

Numerous other clubs, organizations and academic units will also be hosting other events during the three weeks leading up to Christmas break. Follow @obucampuslife on Instagram for updates.

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