Friends to kick off Christmas season with lighting of clock tower Nov. 28

The illumination of Friends University’s historic clock tower has become one of Wichita’s traditional symbols for the start of the holiday season. Friends University invites the community to join in the Ceremony of Lights scheduled for Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s celebrations will shine a bit brighter with the help of donors Renae and Ron Ryan, Hutton Construction and Even Temp of Wichita Inc., who have made gifts to fund the lighting of the clock tower this year.

Ceremony of Lights activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Davis Administration Building (clock tower building) with the reading of the Christmas story, a holiday skit and caroling. Attendees will move to Rose Window Plaza outside the building at approximately 5:45 p.m. for the official countdown to the lighting of the angels, a group of Christmas trees decorated by various student clubs and organizations, the wreath and the clock tower.

The event is free and open to the public.