HPU to host community Christmas celebration
High Point University’s traditional purple and white will give way to some red and green next week when the school hosts its annual two-day Christmas celebration for the community.
The event, featuring Christmas music, refreshments and visits with Santa Claus, will take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings at HPU’s festively decorated Kester International Promenade on campus.
“We just wanted to open the doors of the university and create an opportunity on campus for our community to come spend some time together during the Christmas season,” said Don Scarborough, HPU’s vice president for community relations. “We did our first one last year, and the people just loved it. Everybody had a great time.”
Choirs from local churches and schools will perform Christmas music in Hayworth Memorial Chapel throughout both evenings, as will a number of HPU student musicians.
Santa will be on hand with gifts for all children in eighth grade or younger, and hot chocolate and cookies will be available for all guests. There will also be large inflatables for children to play on, according to Scarborough.
“We look forward to sharing the Christmas spirit with our many neighbors and Triad friends,” he said. “There is something for everyone to enjoy.”
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High Point University’s annual holiday celebration for the community will be held Wednesday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Kester International Promenade on campus.
Community choirs will sing in Hayworth Chapel at the following times:
•Wednesday: Joyful Sounds band of Christ United Methodist Church (5 p.m.), Penn-Griffin School for the Arts Choir (5:30 p.m.), Wheatmore High School Choir (6 p.m.), and New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries (7:30 p.m.).
•Thursday: Northwood Elementary School Notables (5:30 p.m.), Joyful Sounds band of Christ United Methodist Church (6 p.m.), High Point Central High School Chorus (6:30 p.m.), New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries (7:30 p.m.), and Greenwood Hills Wesleyan Church (8 p.m.).
The event is free and open to the public.