WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue Christmas Show and Lafayette Urban Ministry are working together to put smiles on the faces of many kids across Greater Lafayette.
During this year’s Purdue Christmas Show, people will have the opportunity to donate to LUM’s Jubilee Christmas Toy Drive. Chrissy Crawley with Purdue Musical Organization and Joe Micon with LUM stopped by during News 18 at Noon to discuss how you can help others this holiday season.
The Purdue Christmas show has been a tradition for more than 80 years.
“We are very excited to feature special guests,” Crawley said. “The Purdue All-American Marching Band is joining us, and we’re also thrilled to partner with Lafayette Urban Ministries for their annual Jubilee Christmas Toy Drive.”
Volunteers in Santa hats will be outside all entrances of Elliott Hall during Christmas Show performances collecting toy donations. Organizers ask that toys be unwrapped and brand new.
All donations go to help local children and support another Greater Lafayette holiday tradition.
“Jubilee Christmas is a program that is now 35 years old. This year we will be serving 1,900 children from 675 different families,” Micon said. “These are children and parents who wouldn’t have a Christmas otherwise, so this toy collection is very important.”
There are four public performances of the 83rd annual Purdue Christmas Show: Saturday, Dec. 3, Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. matinee.