Annual Moravian Star Lighting Event to be Held Tuesday, Dec. 2

November 26, 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Moravian star lighting ceremony from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Wake Forest Baptist has shared its holiday spirit with the Winston-Salem community through the 31-foot Moravian star atop the Medical Center’s North Tower since 1992. The one-of-a-kind star has 27 points that range in length from 7 to 11 feet and weigh from 30 to 65 pounds each. Each of the points is illuminated by a 100-watt bulb.

The event, which is open to the public free of charge, will be held on the top level of Wake Forest Baptist’s Eden Terrace parking deck off Hawthorne Road.

The ceremony will feature performances by the Medical Center Chorale and a local Moravian band as well as a brief worship service. Hot apple cider and Moravian cookies will be served.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4.

For additional information about the Moravian star lighting ceremony, call Wake Forest Baptist’s Division of Faith and Health Ministries at 336-716-3409.

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Shannon Putnam:, 336-713-4587

Erin Harris:, 336-713-4587