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Salem Christmas Candlelight Service

Salem Academy and College to Host Christmas Candlelight Service

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (NOV. 14, 2023)—Salem Academy and College will host its annual Christmas Candlelight Service on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 4:15 p.m.  The service, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Salem’s campus in the Elberson Fine Arts Center’s Hanes Auditorium.  The Elberson Fine Arts Center is located at 412 Rams Drive off East Salem Avenue in Winston-Salem.

The Christmas Candlelight Service will feature Salem Academy and College students, faculty, and staff, who will deliver inspiring words for the season, along with student readers who will share the Christmas story. The Salem College Choirs will provide seasonal singing and music, and the Christmas Candlelight Service will end with the lighting of Moravian candles.

“Salem looks forward to hosting the Christmas Candlelight Service each holiday season.  It’s a cherished and longstanding tradition for our community and is part of the fabric of Salem’s campus life,” Salem Academy and College President Summer J. McGee, Ph.D. said.  “The Christmas Candlelight Service is a moving experience, great to attend with family and friends to get everyone in the true holiday spirit.”

No registration is required to attend the Christmas Candlelight Service.  Free parking is available adjacent to the Elberson Fine Arts Center.

About Salem Academy and College

Salem Academy and College is the nation’s oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. Salem Academy is intentionally focused on STEAM to transform students’ education through the holistic integration of rigorous academic and co-curricular experiences that build character and leadership. Salem College provides women a liberal arts education with a distinctive focus on health and leadership ensuring our graduates understand the power, importance, and complexity of health in our society. Salem College prepares students for a range of career paths to lead in making the world a better, healthier, more equitable place and is the only national liberal arts college exclusively focused on developing the health leaders of tomorrow.

For more than 250 years, Salem Academy and College has empowered and prepared girls and women from all around the world to effect change, shatter expectations and lead. Salem Academy and College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant educational community known for arts and innovation. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit For more information about Salem College, please visit

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