Christmas By Candlelight 2017

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Location:  Sams Chapel, Hall of Pioneers

This Little Light of Mine in script above burning candles
Performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Heralded as one of the longest-running traditions at Kansas Wesleyan University, Christmas By Candlelight showcases the vocal and instrumental talents of KWU and local high school students in a magical and spiritual performance celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Please join the Kansas Wesleyan and the Salina community as we begin the Christmas season with a night of joyful song, magic and wonder in our presentation of "This Little Light of Mine."

There will be two performances of KWU's Christmas By Candlelight on Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m., with choirs from three local high schools featured in each concert (SEE BELOW). Concert tickets are free, but reservations are strongly recommended.


There are no floor seats remaining for the 3 p.m. show. There are no handicapped seats available for the 7:30 p.m. show. All tickets should be picked up at will calll, across from Sams Chapel, 90 minutes prior to the show. The doors to Sams Chapel open 30 minutes prior to the show. 

Tickets requests received after Dec. 4 will be processed and available for pickup in the Stanton Conference Room, across from Sams Chapel in the Hall of Pioneers, 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Watch Online

If you cannot make it to a performance, the 3 p.m. concert will be streamed online.

Watch Online

Christmas Dinner 

Our traditional Christmas Dinner will be at 6 p.m. in the Hauptli Student Center (Student Activities Center). Tickets to the dinner are sold out.

Christmas by Candlelight Hotline

Questions can be directed to Linda Baumberger at 785.833.4341. Messages will be returned within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. 

Seating for guests with disabilities

Seating options include a wheelchair seat, plus one guest seat. Please indicate this on the order form. Those who can't maneuver stairs can also indicate this on the form to avoid balcony seat location. 

Choir Performances

The KWU Philharmonic Choir, the Wesleyan Chorale and the KWU String Orchestra will perform in both concerts. 

Also Featuring High School Choirs:

3 p.m. Performance
Salina South  
Salina Central  

7:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart  
Southeast of Saline  
Ellsworth High School