Christmas at The Valley

Presented the first weekend in December, Christmas at The Valley is the College’s traditional gift to the local community. The program includes seasonal readings, carols by Lebanon Valley College choirs, sing-a-long hymns, instrumental music from various ensembles, and a candle-lighting service. Due to the current worldwide pandemic, Christmas at The Valley was recorded and can be enjoyed from the safety of your home. View it at starting Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.

Christmas at The Valley first took place in 1954 under the leadership of Bishop Maynard W. Sparks ’27, Ed.M., the first to hold the title Chaplain of the College. That first service provided prayers and scripture reading prior to the LVC Concert Choir presentation of Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Christmas Oratorio” directed by Reynaldo Rovers, longtime professor of voice. Professor Robert Smith led the combined choirs and congregation in the singing of Christmas carols, beginning what is now a holiday tradition at The Valley.