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Nov 24th, 2021

HPU Expands Christmas Drive Tradition

This free event will provide 14 nights of complimentary Christmas cheer and the state’s tallest Christmas tree.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2021 – High Point University will once again welcome families to a complimentary Christmas Drive celebration to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to join in the traditions at the drive-through event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19 through Saturday, Jan. 1.

This is a fun, festive way for families to enjoy the holiday decorations and sounds of the season from the comfort of their vehicles.

This year’s drive has expanded to include new decorations and campus facilities. Guests will enter at the University Parkway entrance and exit at Panther Drive onto Lexington Avenue by the new Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center. Located next to the new facility is the state’s tallest Christmas tree at 58 feet.

Throughout campus, families can enjoy views of more than 100,000 Christmas lights, a life-size Nativity scene, 206 nutcrackers and other holiday decorations. Additional new features include more animals and shepherds in the Nativity scene, as well as ornaments that are 10-feet tall, and giant wreaths and garland decorating Qubein Center.

“High Point University is blessed to welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate the Christmas season,” says HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein. “This is a time for families to come together and fellowship in the spirit of Christmas. We want to spread joy and love to all who visit us.”

Last year, HPU welcomed 20,000 people to the Annual Christmas Drive.

Families can find more information on this year’s Christmas Drive and a variety of other holiday events at

New this year, guests will drive by the state’s tallest Christmas tree at 58 feet by the new Qubein Center. This year’s free event will be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 19 to Jan. 1 – a total of 14 nights.Local families were in the holiday spirit when they visited HPU’s campus in 2020 to participate in HPU’s Christmas Drive.