Lubbock Campus Brings Christmas to Life

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The 10th annual Christmas festival synchronized light show is on display from Nov. 30 to Jan. 4, 2022, at Wayland Baptist University’s Lubbock campus, 801 N. Quaker (N. Loop 289 and Quaker Ave.). The light show will start at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Friday and Saturday shows run from 6-11 p.m. Once on campus, visitors can tune to 88.7 FM and listen to the music while watching the spectacular light show. It is an 18-minute show programmed to 8 Christmas carols.

Vice President of External Campuses at Wayland, Dr. David Bishop, is excited for the public to see the new additions to the light show that is made available through a generous donation.

“We are deeply indebted to the Mary Mathis estate, which provided the initial funding for this effort,” Bishop said. “We would love to be able to extend this effort for years to come through the generosity of our donor partners.”

Dr. Bishop found inspiration for this show after viewing a similar production in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   “We felt we should have a ‘tradition’ here at our campus and, fortunately, we had someone on our team who could get it done,” Bishop said. That “someone” was information systems administrator Dr. Joseph Marnell, who found an award-winning computer program and made it his own.  

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