26th Annual Moravian Star Lighting Event to be Held Tonight

November 26, 2018

Moravian Star at nightWake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Moravian star lighting ceremony at 5:45 this evening, Monday, Nov. 26.

Wake Forest Baptist has celebrated 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 feet 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 free and open to the public, 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 Donna Rothrock, Ed.D., assistant professor of music education at Salem College. There also will be a brief worship service led by the Rev. Ginny Hege Tobiassen of Home Moravian Church. 

Hot apple cider and Moravian cookies will be served.

Note: Photos and video, including drone footage, are available for download.

Media contacts
Eryn Johnson: eryjohns@wakehealth.edu, 336-713-8228

Joe McCloskey: jmcclosk@wakehealth.edu, 336-716-1273