ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wesleyan University hosted its 15th annual Lighting of Wesleyan event on Tuesday, November 17. As with most recent events in 2020, the format of the celebration had to be altered due to COVID-19. In lieu of North Carolina Wesleyan’s typical yearly festivities, the College opted to decorate the campus for students and the community to enjoy in a COVID-appropriate setting.
In years past, the College has held a community event that included a live nativity, Christmas carols, free hayrides, a meet-and-greet with Santa, hot beverages, concessions and ended with the viewing of a Christmas show at The Dunn Center. Guests were also able to stroll through the College commons while enjoying a large collection of Christmas lights and inflatables. The College’s semester is set to end early due to the pandemic. With students leaving campus for Christmas break on November 24, this event was moved up several weeks in order to allow students time to admire the sights. To continue spreading the holiday spirit, the community is invited to drive through Wesleyan’s beautiful campus from November 25-December 11. Guests must remain in their vehicles at all times, as this is a drive-through viewing only. Come out and experience NC Wesleyan’s beautiful campus while kicking off the Christmas season!