Come Enjoy an "Evening of Christmas"

Join us for a festive evening of music and dance and discover the joy of the season at "Evening of Christmas"!
We use the word “joy” so much during this holiday season. We sing “Joy to the World,” and “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” We bring tidings of “comfort and joy.” But the joy of the Christmas story is contained in the story of a young couple, separated from home and family and forced to deliver their first child in a stable. That is the difference between joy and happiness. Joy isn’t based on circumstance as much as perspective.

Our presentation of “Evening of Christmas” this year explores the true meaning of that word joy through music and dance. Come join us as we usher in the Christmas season with performances by Mixed Ensemble, Maranatha Orchestra, and Dance Company. It will be two evenings filled with the heart and soul of the true “joy” of the season. "Evening of Christmas" takes place on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium. Tickets are available at

Also, prior to the December 7 performance of "Evening of Christmas", Maranatha will host its first annual Tree Lighting Celebration in the Student Center, complete with carols, hot chocolate, and cookies. Come for the evening and explore with us through song and dance the real meaning of the season, and journey with us as we discover that when we focus on the Christ of Christmas the true joy of the season can be experienced all year long.

And if you wish to earn some of your parent hours, the FMA still needs a few volunteers to help with, or donate items for, concessions. See how you can help by visiting their SignUp Genius page HERE.