Festival of Holiday Lights

Tuesday, December 3
(Rain Date – Thursday, December 5)
Scott Plaza, 6:30 p.m.

Lights and luminaries, hot chocolate, cider and merriment mark Elon’s annual holiday festival.  The evening features many talented Elon musicians, various cultural and religious celebrations of winter and a formal lighting of campus decorations. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.  No ticket is required.


A Celebration of Light

Tuesday, December 3
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Stephen Futrell; Narrated by Don A. Grady; W. Thomas Jones, organ

The Elon University Camerata, performs a concert of a cappella works from centuries of choral art in celebration of the holiday spirit. This year’s narrated script features writings from the collected works of T.S. Eliot. Holiday decorations, candlelight processional and Camerata’s singing will warm your heart. This unique, reflective celebration of the season will be the fourteenth installment of this highly acclaimed program that is now an annual part of our community’s anticipation of the season of light. Sponsored by the Department of Music.  No ticket is required.


Elon Music Ambassadors, “American Road Trip:
Coast to Coast”

Wednesday, December 4
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Director Virginia Novine-Whittaker and the EMA will arrange a program inspired by our great cities, mountains and plains as well as the varied cultures of our American people this musical trip across the USA. Sponsored by the Department of Music.  No ticket is required.


Gershwin and Friends

Thursday, December 5
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Elon’s vocal jazz ensemble, élan, presents music from noted songwriters from Tin Pan Alley. Kern, Cahn, Carmichael, Harburg, Porter, Rodgers, Hammerstein, many others , and of course, the Gershwin brothers. Student soloists with rhythm section. Sponsored by the Department of Music.  No ticket is required.


Tectonic Plates – Alamance County’s Science Café: “Intro to the human genome”

Tuesday, December 10
Fat Frogg Bar & Grill, 7 p.m.

Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through May). In December, Alfred Simkin, in Elon’s Biology Department, will discuss the human genome.

Information is available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe.