FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS! What better way to celebrate First Friday than a kick-off to the holiday season?! The festival of lights has been a holiday tradition for more than 30 years. This year the festival will include all of the holiday favorites including the community sing, lighting of the community tree in Center City Park, and of course carolers and acoustic performances along Elm Street. You can find Santa in Hamburger Square and roast marshmallows too! Warm your hands at the warming stations and get your group holiday photo in the social photo booth! You’ll find plenty of delicious treats throughout downtown and don’t forget – finalize your shopping at one of the many downtown merchants who will be open late for Festival of Lights! Click here for a complete listing of events and performers. | 6:00-9:00 PM
The following are Downtown Businesses open late during the Festival of Lights:
Antlers and Astronauts | 534 S. Elm St.
ArtMongerz | 601 S. Elm St.
Aspen Boutique | 227 S. Elm St.
Baked Downtown | 221 S. Elm St.
Beer Thirty | 505 N. Greene St.
BoHo Blu | 323 S. Elm St.
Center for Visual Arts | 200 N. Davie St.
GreenHill | 200 N. Davie St.
Greensboro Day Spa | 229 S. Elm St.
Greensboro Distilling | 115 W. Lewis St.
Hudson’s Hill | 527 S. Elm St.
Just Be | 352 S. Elm St.
Lee|Wrangler Hometown Studio | 300 S. Elm St.
Meraki Handmade | 230A S. Elm St.
Mindful Supply | 335 S. Davie St.
Polish and Threads | 236 S. Elm St.
ReAligned | 115 E. Lewis St.
Sonder Mind & Body | 515 S. Elm St.
UNC Greensboro Pop-Up Store | 300 S. Elm St.
Vintage to Vogue | 530 S. Elm St.
Vivid Interiors | 513 S. Elm St.
White and Wood | 215 S. Elm St.
Zeto Wines | 335 Battleground Ave.
In addition to the Festival of Lights, enjoy the following events on First Friday:
The Market at the Festival of Lights | LeBauer Park | 5:00 PM
International Civil Rights Center & Museum | Choral Performances | 6-8:30 PM
Cageless Birds: A Carolina Worship | Carolina Theatre | 7:00 PM
Anniversary party and holiday sale | Mindful Supply | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Remax Champions Realty Ribbon Cutting | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Dave Moran | Beerthirty | 7:00 PM
Greensboro Day Spa Grand Opening | 4:30-9:00 PM
Baked Downtown Grand Opening | 4:00-10:00 PM
UNC Greensboro Pop-Up Grand Opening