Annual Moravian Star Lighting Event to be Held Thursday, Dec. 1

November 28, 2016

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Moravian star lighting ceremony from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Since 1992, 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. 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 27 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.

Music will be provided before and during the event by the Medical Center Chorale and a Moravian band, led by the Rev. Nola Reed Knouse, Ph.D., director of the Moravian Music Foundation. There will be a brief worship service and remarks by the Rev. John D. Rights of Konnoak Hills Moravian Church. Hot apple cider and Moravian cookies will be served.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held on Monday, Dec. 5.

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

Note: Photos and video, including time lapse of star being assembled, available for download.

Media Relations

Eryn Johnson:, 336-713-8228

Joe McCloskey:, 336-716-1273