Free and open to all ages, HPU’s Community Christmas Celebration has grown into the premier complimentary Christmas celebration in the Piedmont Triad. Last year, the university welcomed 25,000 people, and faculty and staff volunteers contributed 3,500 hours to make it possible.
This year’s festivities will include:
- Performances by local schools and church choirs, including:
- Dec. 12 – High Point Central High School Marching Band
- Dec. 13 – T.W. Andrews High School Marching Band
- Green Street Baptist Choir and homily by Worship Pastor Mark Loy
- Mount Zion Baptist Church Choir with homily by Pastor Dr. Frank K. Thomas
- High Point University Chapel Band
- Redeeming Love Word Ministries with homily by Greater High Point Food Alliance Executive Director Carl Vierling
- Santa’s Stable Petting Zoo
- Polar Express Train Rides
- Life-size Nativity scene and photo station
- Photo and gift for children who visit Santa in the Slane Center
- “Falling Snow” Winter Wonderland Experience with hot cocoa and coffee
- Christmas decorations
- North Pole Playland
- Candy Cane Lane Laboratory
- Arcade games and entertainment
- Crafty Elf Lego Workshop in the R.G. Wanek Center to include Lego Robotics Paint by Robot, Lego Photo Op and Christmas Craft
- Holly Jolly Hot Dog Shoppe in the Millis Center Gym
- HPU Mobile Lab Community Lab Experiments
Free Parking Available :
Parking and shuttles will be available at Oak Hollow Mall. Pickup & drop off for the event is located at the old JCPenney location. Please line up inside the mall to keep warm.
Please note the last shuttle departs at 8:00pm from Oak Hollow Mall.
Handicap shuttles will be available as needed at Oak Hollow Mall.
University Parkway & Panther Drive
Centennial St. & International Ave.
Panther Drive & Lexington Ave.