Christmas Camels: A walk through Baylor’s Christmas on 5th

by Olivia Bragg | December 7, 2019

Photos and video by Olivia Bragg

Besides Christmas on 5th finally falling on the 5th of December, this annual event hosted on Baylor’s campus was a continuation of tradition.

Christmas on 5th is more than an excuse for couples to walk around campus under the string lights.

It’s a platform for cultural unity – from Swahili Christmas carols to “Christmas around the world” in the SUB.

It’s a boost for local businesses in Waco like Nightlight Donuts and Captain Billy Whizzbang’s to sell to hungry families after they waited 45 minutes for the horse-drawn carriage ride down fountain mall or the petting zoo.

It’s an excuse to forget about finals or busyness and celebrate Christmas early. (Even though we just had Thanksgiving.)

Even better – Christmas on 5th is a reminder that tradition still stands on Baylor’s campus. From the tree lighting to the nativity scene with huge camels, some things never change – and that’s a good thing.