Santa, carols and gingerbread enhance Christmas season

December 5, 2019   |   5:15 pm @ Tusculum University

Bringing further excitement and wonder to the holiday season,Tusculum Universityis inviting the community to rejoice in song and experience the beauty of the Greeneville campus at night with a progressive Christmas tour.

The university holds “Follow Me Through Tusculum’s Path” Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5:15 p.m. This event enables participants to sing carols, see decorated gingerbread houses and provides children an opportunity to share their wish lists with Santa Claus.

The event kicks off at Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center, where people enjoyhot chocolate and listen to Marilyn duBrisk, Tusculum’s artist-in-residence, and a team of carolers delight the audience with a selection of inspiring songs. Afterward, participants walk by Virginia and McCormick halls, two of Tusculum’s oldest buildings, on lighted paths as they join the carolers in a variety of Christmas songs.

The group then heads to the Scott M. Niswonger Commons, where Santa is seated by the fireplace to visit with children who want to tell him what they would like for Christmas. Attendees can also view gingerbread houses that have been decoratedby Tusculum students.

The eventconcludes at 6:30 p.m. with a return to Annie Hogan Byrd, where the university will light Tusculum’s official Christmas tree in front of the building. Then, guests can head inside Annie Hogan Byrd to enjoy finger foods and additional conversation. That will lead into the Tusculum Band’s annual Christmas concert for those interested in attending. The concert starts at 7 p.m. in the building’s theater.

All activities, including the concert, are free.

For more information, contact Rader at 423-636-7300, extension 5681,

Category: Music