Thursday may be Thanksgiving, but the Christmas spirit is already drifting over rooftops like the hooves of Santa’s reindeer.

Next week, the music department at Loyola Marymount University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts presents its annual Gala Christmas Concert. The LMU Choruses — including the university’s Consort Singers, Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir —  combine for two evenings of top-tier Christmas caroling under the leadership of conductor Dr. Mary C. Breden. Stephen Paulus performs on “Three Nativity Cards” and John Rutter on “Gloria.”

LMU’s Gala Christmas Concert engagements are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, and again on Dec. 6 at the Sacred Heart Chapel, 1 Loyola Marymount University Drive, Westchester. Tickets are $15 to $20. Call (310) 338-5466 or visit lmucfa.com.