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    Lipscomb kicks off the holiday season with 19th annual Lighting of the Green

    Lipscomb president Dr. Candice McQueen on stage with Amy Grant at Lighting of the Green in 2023

    Lipscomb continued a popular community tradition Tuesday night with the 19th annual Lighting of the Green. Amy Grant made an appearance once again and led the event with “Tennessee Christmas,” “Rockin’  Around the Christmas Tree,” “Heirlooms” and “Emmanuel.”  Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University choirs also performed on the stage outside of Allen Arena. “It’s another way to put Jesus into the Christmas season,” said Kalissa Finn, a Gospel Choir member. “That’s the main reason why I love bringing the Gospel Choir out here for the Lighting of the Green.” Inside Allen Arena was the Merry Marketplace, where local vendors set up shop to sell crafts and other wares. Rachel Risley,…

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    Lipscomb’s “Gift to Nashville”

    Lighting of the Green is an annual Lipscomb event marking the start of the Christmas season. It has been a popular tradition at Lipscomb for 18 years, extending its reach not only to those affiliated with Lipscomb but also citizens of the Nashville area. Lighting of the Green has always been a free event where all are welcomed with open arms. It includes festivities for all ages such as family pictures with Santa, Merry Marketplace, and performances from Amy Grant, Lipscomb choirs, and other special guests. “The Lighting of the Green is Lipscomb’s gift to Nashville,” Dr. Jimmy McCollum, Lipscomb alum and Professor of Communication, said. Michael Tait of Newsboys…

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    Lighting of the Green returns to kick off the holiday season

    If you’re new to campus, there’s a special holiday tradition coming that you won’t want to miss. Lighting of the Green is an annual event here at Lipscomb, and it’s returning for its 18th year. Held on campus, Lighting of the Green features different festivities and a concert to share holiday cheer.  Preparation has already began. From building the stage to stringing the lights, campus is almost ready for the special event. Merry Marketplace will take place in McQuiddy Gym starting at 4 p.m. with free pictures with Santa at 4:30 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors who donate a portion of their proceeds to Associated Women for…