Barton Prepares for the Christmas Season

(WILSON, N.C.) The Lighting of the Luminaries, a long-standing tradition for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration.

The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan.

At 6 p.m. students will light over 1,500 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus. Students, faculty, staff, friends of the College, and members of the community will gather on center campus for the blessing and lighting of the Christmas tree followed by the Hanging of the Greens and a Christmas Program of Lessons and Carols by the Barton College Choir in Howard Chapel.

For additional information about the Lighting of the Luminaries program, contact Angela Cobos, director of student activities, at 252-399-6372 or email: For additional information about the choir program, contact Mark Peterson, director of music, at 252-399-6535 or email:


Questions? Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: