Christmas First Night, an Anderson University tradition, features the best instrumental and vocal music, dance, and theatre from the South Carolina School of the Arts, all with an emphasis on the joy of the Christmas season. It takes place December 3 at 7 pm in the Henderson Auditorium of the Rainey Fine Arts Center. It is a free event, but tickets are required. Call (864) 231-2080 to get tickets. The event typically “sells out” so guests are encouraged to call early.
The official beginning of the holiday season for hundreds in the Anderson, South Carolina, community as well as the students, faculty and staff of the university, First Night features lively and heart-warming selections from groups and ensembles, ending with the traditional lighting of the Yule log on the lawn outside the Rainey Fine Arts Center.
A special collection will be taken at the event for the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, a South Carolina Baptist home for children based in Greenwood, South Carolina. Those unable to attend but wishing to donate to the Children’s Home are asked to send donations to Anderson University Campus Ministries at 316 Boulevard, Anderson University, 29621, specifying that the donation is for Connie Maxwell Children’s Home.