Piedmont Arts will usher in the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree lighting in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden on Thursday, December 1. The festivities start at 4 p.m. with holiday music performed by the Martinsville High School Jazz Band, wintery treats like candy canes and hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa. As the sun goes down, the tree will be lit. It will continue to shine through New Year’s Day. Admission is free to the event sponsored by State Farm Agent Chris Wyatt and Press Glass.
This will be the fifth year that Piedmont Arts has hosted a Christmas tree lighting. Like the sculptures in the Art Garden, the tree will be a work of art. Created by Ian Hogg, a local independent IT consultant and light artist, it will include more than 3,000 lights. Hogg is known for his Christmas light displays at his private home and at local events such as Rooster Walk.
Piedmont Arts is located at 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at PiedmontArts.org.
The lighting of the Christmas tree is set for on Thursday, December 1 in Piedmont Arts’ Gravely-Lester Art Garden.