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17th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting
December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate the season IN PERSON with the lighting of the iconic American Tobacco Water Tower on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the American Tobacco Amphitheater.
Come early to shop and dine before the celebration begins. We’ll also have 2,000 light wands to distribute courtesy of our friends at Dominion Energy and NC 811.
This year’s show is packed full of some of the best young talents in Durham and the Triangle!
• Barriskill Dance Theatre School
• Catch 22 Vocal Band
• Empower Dance Studio
• Walltown Children’s Theater Group
Special appearances by: Imagine Circus, Wool E. Bull, Rudolph, Frosty, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus.
After the tower lights, grab a hot cocoa, stroll the river and enjoy post-show music, art, and entertainment. And don’t forget to take that holiday selfie with the illuminated American Tobacco Water Tower in the background! #WRALHolidays #ATCHolidays.
Special thanks to our Tower Lighting Sponsors: Dominion Energy and NC 811.
Event Covid Protocols
• Masks are highly recommended regardless of vaccination status (Complimentary masks will be available).
• The City of Durham requires masks to be worn indoors to include ATC lobby areas and restrooms.
• If you are not feeling well, as a courtesy to others, please stay at home and watch the tower lighting on WRAL and WRAL.com.
Can’t join us in person? Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC), WRAL-TV, American Tobacco Campus, and Rocky Mount Mills, will once again celebrate the 2021 holiday season by lighting the towers at all THREE locations in one very special TV event.
Watch from the comfort of your home Wednesday, December 1 at 7 PM only on WRAL and wral.com!