This great event started back in 1940 when McNeese was known as John McNeese Junior College and the tradition continues to this day.

From the official website:

Founded by Dr. Francis G. Bulber at then John McNeese Junior College in 1940, the annual performance of Handel's Messiah has been a holiday tradition marking the start of the Christmas season in the Lake area on the first Sunday of December for over 70 years.

Sunday, December 7th at 3 p.m.

Admission is FREE

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