OC invites community to Winter Wonderland Week

OC invites community to Winter Wonderland Week

Oklahoma Christian University invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with its sixth-annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons on Dec. 3.

The free family event includes pictures with Santa Claus, live music and horse-drawn carriage rides from 6 to 8 p.m. near the McGraw Pavilion at Lawson Commons.

The holiday theme will continue Dec. 5 with OC’s 37th-annual gift to the community, “Cocoa and Carols,” at 7 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. This free performance features a masterwork for chorus and orchestra, followed by a selection of beloved holiday music. Hot cocoa and cider will be served during intermission.

Later that evening, OC’s women’s basketball team will hold its third-annual Dunks for Diapers, a diaper drive for Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care. Anyone bringing diapers, wipes or new baby items for babies age 0-24 will gain free admission to the 7 p.m. game. Lilyfield’s executive director, Holly Towers, is an OC alumna who has visited campus a number of times to champion foster care and adoption.

Finally, OC’s fifth-annual Holiday Hustle 5K run will be Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. on the new Eagle Trail. A kids’ run will begin a 9:50 a.m. Register and pay for either run, which features a USA Track and Field-certified course, at www.oc.edu/holidayhustle or on the day of the race from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Prize money will be awarded to the top finishers, and a pancake breakfast will be served following the race at 9:30 a.m.

About Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Christian, recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies.

For the last three years, the cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students has stayed the same, making Oklahoma Christian the only university in the state and the only reporting member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that did not raise its total price. More information is available at www.oc.edu/value.