Mission Basilica School

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Traditions » Christmas Program

Christmas Program

Early Childhood Program 

Picture a little Baby Jesus,

Picture His life and words so dear;

Sing praise to Him,

Remember Him,

When you picture Christmas this year.

These words from the song, “Picture a Christmas”, sung by our cherubic looking kindergarten students set the stage each year for the Kindergarten Christmas Program.  Through song and word, the students tell us all of the birth of Baby Jesus and invite us all to believe the simple story they tell.

1st through 8th Grade Christmas Program

Traditions, which abound at Mission Basilica School, are also a huge part of our annual Christmas Program.  Set on the altar steps of our beautiful Basilica, the Christmas Program takes place on a school evening, in mid-December.  The first through eighth graders participate in singing special songs about the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  The 7th grade has the privilege each year to portray the Nativity of our Lord in a musical setting.  The 8th grade angels help to welcome Baby Jesus with a liturgical dance, complete with the “building of a star!” (If you’ve attended our school, you will know what this means).  Beginning in 2011, all Mission Basilica School Alumni were invited to join the students for a grand finale of “Joy to the World.”  Although the theme and songs change from year to year, the story is always about the birth of God’s greatest miracle, His Son, Jesus Christ!