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Gifts, music, and Spartan spirit at Greensboro’s Festival of Lights

Photo of the horn choir at the festival of lightsOne of Greensboro’s most enduring holiday traditions will again light up downtown this Friday, as the Festival of Lights brings holiday cheer to the city. And, as always, Spartans play a big role.

The UNCG Pop Up Shop will hold its grand opening during the festival. Come find discounted UNCG merch just in time for holiday gift-giving, and enjoy appearances by Spiro, the UNCG spirit squad, and the UNCG Chariots a capella group.

Once you’re done at the shop, make sure to stick around for the variety of Spartan musicians who will be performing at the festival. The UNCG Horn Choir and Tuba Band will play LeBauer Park and the UNCG Sapphires, the women’s a capella group, can be found throughout the festival performing as a strolling group.

As well, a variety of UNCG alumni will bring their talents to the Elm Street Musical Stroll. Catch UNCG Old Time Ensemble alumni in The Zinc Kings and The Gate City Railbenders for some lively fiddling and folk at 308 and 527 S. Elm respectively. Then, find Laura Jane Vincent ‘04 at the corner of Elm and Washington for a set of rousing ballads. Finally, end your stroll with a wide repertoire of jazz and pop classics, delivered by alumna Jessica Mashburn, near Gate City Boulevard.

For a list of all Pop Up Shop events, see here. For a map and full schedule of the Festival of Lights, see the event page here.