Here at LCC International University we see Christmas time as the perfect opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Klaipėda community by doing one of our favorite things – hosting!
This year’s program Good News, Great Joy was aimed at combining the best aspects of local culture under one roof for a rich cultural experience. The event opened with a fair, where school groups, social organizations, clubs and local craftsmen were selling their goods. From homemade jam and baked goods to handmade toys and amber jewelry, the fair celebrated local talents. All the money from the fair will be donated to create the Christmas eve dinner table for the residents of Klaipėda shelter. The overall donation during the event was 483.50 Eur.
After the fair, LCC’s creative art and video competition results were announced. For this competition contestants were tasked with communicating how Christmas, the coming of God to Earth as Jesus, is good news or brings great joy. The contest was followed by a Christmas concert. LCC provided the stage for Klaipėdos E. Balsio menų gymnazija children’s choir and boys quartet, Klaipėda Jaunimo Centras’ “Queen Luiza” choir, and children’s jazz studio “Junior City Jazz”. We also had the honour to host Klaipėda Conservatory jazz and popular music ensemble and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre faculty, music pedagogy ensemble.
We thank everyone who came to this event and all of our amazing participants for making this year’s LCC Christmas Program an event that truly brought the Holiday Spirit to our local community.