52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Help to Make the Season Bright

If you’ve been to campus this month, you know the feeling of “walking in a winter wonderland.” Campus is beautiful all year round, but especially during the holiday season. If you haven’t had the chance to visit this month, let us show you some HPU holiday traditions and cherished decorations that make us #HighPointHappy.

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Hayworth Fine Arts Center is decked out for a number of holiday performances, including the NC Symphony, a holiday choral concert, band concerts and good fashioned caroling.

 

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The Slane Student Center is adorned with twinkle lights and hanging ornaments floating from the ceilings.

 

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There are eight magnificent Christmas trees around campus — this one is in Wilson School of Commerce.

 

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HPU’s Jewish student population celebrates Hanukkah with an annual dinner with traditional food, the story of Hanukkah and a Hebrew prayer.

 

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Carriages are drawn by Clydesdale horses for students and community members alike — and don’t forget the hot chocolate for your ride!

 

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The Dream Big Chairs are made just a little more “homey” for the Holiday season.

 

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The life-sized nativity scene is the newest decoration on campus — and already a favorite!

 

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The beloved nutcrackers are a campus favorite — our students and visitors look for them to line the Kester International Promenade each year. (They are also used quite often for “selfies.”)

 

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Roberts Hall is decked with holly, garland, candles and all the marking on traditional Christmas.

 

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The Wanek Center is home to much of the Community Christmas event — Christmas movies, cookies, activities and even Santa himself!

 

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Santa Claus takes time from his busy December calendar to pay a visit to High Point University during the Community Christmas Event, to be held on Dec. 18-19.
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He also takes time for some live story telling — what a treat!

 

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The Hayworth Park is a splendor to behold with lights, wreaths, bows and all things festive.

 

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Who says it doesn’t snow in North Carolina? Wanek Center is beautifully lit as campus turns into a true winter wonderland.

 

Family traditions are what the holiday season is made of, and High Point University is an extension of your home. Watch our video to see some of our other time-honored and family-favorite traditions here at HPU. If you are local or live in the area, please join us for our Community Christmas event on Dec. 18-19 and bring your family. We would love to have you, and you won’t be disappointed!