The first weekend in December is a special time in Greensboro. Tonight is First Friday, downtown, and it coincides with the Festival of Lights. This is always the busiest First Friday of the year. From 6:00- 9:00 pm, there will be lights, performers, and lots of holiday cheer. Tonight's marks the 28th Festival of Lights. Greensboro is so lucky to have these community traditions. See the list of amazing performers for this (free) event, here.
Also, today (and tomorrow), the First Moravian Church of Greensboro will host their candlelight tea. As part of the festivities, the church, located on Elam Avenue, will also feature a Christmas Bazaar. The Putz will be assembled on stage for everyone's viewing. In the above photo, church members are assembling Moravian stars to sell to the public. They have quite a range of sizes and you can purchase them unassembled or, for a small fee, you can get one that is already assembled. This is the time of the year, light is precious. This is a great opportunity to get to know more about a religion that has been in North Carolina since 1753.
Another great event is a Marimba Concert tonight, as part of the OPUS Music Series, held at Trinity Church on Friendly Avenue. They request you bring a unwrapped, new toy.
* see link, here.