Alverno High School To Host Annual Candlelight Celebration

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.

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,100 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit

Alverno High School will offer eight different opportunities for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls to visit our 13-acre campus in the fall to learn more about Alverno’s academics and programs.

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