MPB releases Festival of Lights television schedule

Mississippi Public Broadcasting television audiences will see the 2018 Festival of Lights production on the Clinton campus beginning in late December.

MPB partnered with Mississippi College for the third consecutive year to air the program taped at Provine Chapel. Led by performances of the MC Singers, the Festival of Lights spreads the message of Jesus Christ through scriptures, prayers and songs.

The thirty-third annual Festival of Lights broadcast dates are December 20 and December 22 at 7 p.m. The final sixty-minute broadcast is set for MPB stations starting at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day, December 25.

MPB operates eight TV stations in the Magnolia State, including Jackson’s WMPN (channel 29), Meridian’s WMAW (Channel 14), Oxford’s WMAV (Channel 18), Biloxi’s WMAH (Channel 19) and Mississippi State’s WMAB (Channel 2). Other MPB stations are located in Bude, Booneville and Greenwood.

The 2018 Festival of Lights featured a number of traditional Christmas selections as well as the Russian piece “Salvation is Created.” Mississippi College choral music director Mark Nabholz serves as conductor of the award-winning MC Singers.

For more information on the schedule, visit

Dec-20-2018 7:00 pm - Dec-22-2018 8:00 pm