17th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting

Tower Lighting

Join American Tobacco 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.

FREE and open to the public.

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!

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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!

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!