Alverno High School will host its annual Candlelight Celebration on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Villa del Sol d’Oro on the Alverno High School campus. Candlelight Celebration, an annual Christmas tradition at Alverno, celebrates the Christmas story through a live reenactment beginning with the Annunciation and concluding with the Birth of Christ.
Upon arriving on campus, guests will be provided with a candle and led to south side of the Villa where the procession will begin at 7:00 p.m. Following an introduction by the President and Vice-President of the Alverno Student Union, guests will be led around the Villa making several stops on their own journey to “Bethlehem.” Each stop signifies an important part of the Christmas story and guests are invited to join in Christmas carols led by the Alverno choir at this time.
Once guests have reached “Bethlehem” on the north side of the Villa, they will be able to enjoy a performance from Alverno’s dance students before being invited into the Villa for a final choral performance by both students and alumnae.
A festive reception in the Villa will immediately follow the procession and performances. Alverno would like to invite all members of the local community to join them for this beloved and time-honored Christmas tradition. Guests are encouraged to dress warmly as the event will happen rain or shine.
Alverno High School is located at 200 North Michillinda Avenue in Sierra Madre.