Holiday Events Abound at American Tobacco
The American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham is getting into the spirit of the holidays with several upcoming events. From lighting the Lucky Strike Tower to collecting coats for kids, the 16-acre campus is the place to be this festive season.
LIGHT UP DURHAM:
LUCKY STRIKE TOWER LIGHTING
Friday, November 30th
Light Up Durham has “The brightest lights in town!,” so be part of a magical night sure to become a family tradition. American Tobacco will flip the switch to turn the Lucky Strike Tower into a shining holiday beacon in the Bull City.
Enjoy live performances by Creekside Elementary Children’s Choir, Carrington Middle School Chorus, and Northern High School’s Chorus featuring KnightSound! Ken Smith of WRAL TV will serve as host and there will be a few special surprises awaiting all who attend. The first 500 people on the lawn will receive a souvenir light wand, so get there early!
TALENT ALL OVER TOWN
Saturday, December 1st
9am – 1pm
The American Tobacco stage under the Lucky Strike Tower will be one of the four downtown Durham venues where 2,000 youth will perform on one spectacular day.
Click here for the full schedule of performances.
The festive event will culminate with the City of Durham’s Annual Holiday Parade. The floats, marching bands, and other crowd-pleasing entries will kick off at 4pm on the corner of Blackwell and Jackie Robinson Streets, the corner of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and American Tobacco.
CBC, American Tobacco, FOX 50, Durham Bulls, WRAL-TV & MIX 101.5 are all sponsors of Light Up Durham.
WRAL’s COATS FOR THE CHILDREN:
COATS FOR THE CHILDREN TELETHON
Friday, December 14th
American Tobacco will host a LIVE broadcast of WRAL’s Coats for the Children Telethon from the Crowe Building Lobby. American Tobacco will be collecting coats the entire length of the daylong event.
From Nov. 17 through Dec. 31, WRAL and its community sponsors, Jiffy Lube and Capital Bank, invite the public to donate new or gently used coats at any of their participating locations
On Friday, Dec.14, WRAL will broadcast a day-long “Coats For The Children Telethon” and two half-hour specials. Phone lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the 7 p.m. program to take extra calls and pledges.