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Join in the annual Moravian star lighting on top of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Spectators have admired the star during the holidays since 1992.


The hospital’s president says the star represents hope, joy, and light.

Photo courtesy of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

A Moravian star will once again glow atop Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s North Tower this holiday season. It’s been assembled — now the public will help light it on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 5:45 p.m. These ‘star’tistics are pretty stellar:

  • The star measures 31 ft tall
  • It has 27 points
  • Points range from 7 to 11 ft long and weigh 30 to 65 pounds each
  • Each point is illuminated by a 100-watt bulb

The public can attend the 31st annual lighting ceremony on the top level of the Eden Terrace parking deck (off Hawthorne Rd.). The Medical Center Chorale + Moravian band will perform, hot apple cider and Moravian cookies will be served, and a brief worship service will be held. It’s free and no registration is required.
The ceremony will also be streamed online. If it rains on Tuesday, the event will be held Friday, Dec. 8 instead.