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Lighting of the Green

Join us for the 18th Annual Lighting of the Green on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 inside Allen Arena.

Presented by FirstBank

The Lipscomb University community is celebrating the 18th anniversary of its traditional start to the holiday season with beloved Nashville entertainer Amy Grant and special friends at the annual Lighting of the Green presented by FirstBank. This year’s edition is set for Tuesday, Nov. 29, inside Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the FREE concert to follow at 6 p.m. 

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Joining Grant this year will be special surprise musical guests along with Lipscomb’s ensemble Sanctuary and Gospel Choir and choirs from Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University. The event will take place inside Allen Arena and seating will be first come, first served. For those unable to attend the event, join us virtually by live streaming the event. Watch the live stream here. 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Lipscomb Dining Services in the concession stands in Allen Arena and in Lipscomb’s Bennett Campus Center (Chick-Fil-A, Creekstone Burgers, Pie on the Fly Pizza, Starbucks and the Bison Café) and Student Activities Center (Freshens).

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Merry Marketplace

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 on the Gold Level East Concourse beginning at 4 p.m. FREE pictures with Santa begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room located in the North Lobby of Allen Arena. The evening will conclude with the lighting of a Christmas tree in the Allen Arena Mall. Activities will take place as scheduled inside Lipscomb’s Allen Arena. 

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Shuttle Services & Parking

Shuttles will run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Woodmont Hills Church (3710 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204) to provide ample parking for our community and our guests who will join us for this festive evening!

Surface parking in the Shinn Center lot and University Park Drive will be blocked off from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Overflow parking will be available in the Stokes lot and Lipscomb Academy football field lots. Handicap parking will be available in the Allen Arena parking garage. 

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