Lipscomb University will host the 15th annual Lighting of the Green, featuring a free outdoor concert with Amy Grant and friends, on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:30 p.m.
In addition to special guest artists singing holiday tunes, the concert will also feature the award-winning student choirs from Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University.
Merry Marketplace, a collection of holiday vendors who donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit Associated Women for Lipscomb scholarships to Lipscomb, is also a traditional feature of Lighting of the Green festivities. The Marketplace will take place in McQuiddy Gym beginning at 4 p.m.
Free pictures with Santa begin at 4:30 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase at Chick Fil A, Blue Coast Burrito, Creekstone Burgers, Papa John’s Pizza, or Starbucks, and the Bison Cafe, all located in the Bennett Campus Center.
The evening will conclude with the lighting of a Christmas tree in the Allen Arena Mall.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the concert. Handicap parking will be available in the Allen Arena parking garage. The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, activities will take place as scheduled inside Lipscomb’s Allen Arena.
Through the past 15 years, the holiday concert has featured a number of popular entertainers including Michael W. Smith, Jordan Smith, Brenda Lee, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Lennon & Maisy from the hit ABC show “Nashville,” Vince Gill, Danny Gokey, Nicole C. Mullen, Mandisa, Melinda Doolittle, Point of Grace, the Fisk Jubliee Singers, Buddy Greene, Ruth McGinnis, Cody Fry, Jon and Valerie Guerra, Dave’s Highway and the Annie Moses Band.