High Point's University

2017 Community Christmas

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 20,000 people, and faculty and staff volunteers contributed 2,500 hours to make it possible.

This year’s festivities will include:

  • Santa’s Stable Petting Zoo 
  • Polar Express Train Rides 
  • Readings of the Christmas Story by local ministers
  • 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 & coffee too
  • Christmas decorations
  • Performances by local schools and church choirs
  • North Pole Children’s Playland
  • Arcade games and entertainment
  • Holly Jolly Hot Dog Shoppe in the Millis Center Gym


Parking Information

Free Parking Available : At Oak Hollow Mall (HPU Community Center, formerly JCPenney is the pickup & drop off location), Shuttles to and from campus are provided. Please line up inside the mall to keep warm.

Handicap shuttles will be available as needed at Oak Hollow Mall. 

Pedestrian Entrances

University Parkway & Panther Drive

Centennial St. & International Ave.

Panther Drive & Lexington Ave.

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