Rocky Mount Mills to Host Tower Lighting Dec. 7

Rocky Mount Mills announces that its 2nd Annual Tower Lighting presented by Bailey’s Fine Jewelry will take place on Saturday, December 7. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m and features a wide array of family-friendly entertainment to kick off the holiday season. WRAL Anchor Jeff Hogan will serve as emcee for the evening festivities.

“We are excited to be a part of Capitol Broadcasting Company’s tower lighting tradition again this year alongside WRAL Studios in Raleigh and American Tobacco Campus in Durham,” said Julie Baggett, Event Services and Marketing Manager at Rocky Mount Mills. “It will be a night full of carols and horse carriage rides, plus a visit from Santa and more holiday fun following the lighting of the water tower.”

To mark the occasion, all five of the breweries at Rocky Mount Mills collaborated on a special ‘festbier’ that will be released and served as part of the evening festivities. ‘Tower Lighting Lager’ is an amber beer brewed in the German ‘Festbier/Maerzen’ tradition that’s designed to please a crowd. “It’s a malt-forward beer that’s balanced and well-rounded,” said Sebastian Wolfrum, Executive Brewmaster at Rocky Mount Mills. “It should pair perfectly with a heartwarming choir singing under the brightly-lit tower.”

Schedule of Events:

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.     Horse and carriage rides around Campus

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.     All Campus Breweries tap ‘Tower Lighting Lager’

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.    Tower Lighting Event with Local school bands, choral performances & dance routines by Rocky Mount High School Marching Band; Englewood Elementary Choral; Empower Dance Studio (dance); West Edgecombe Middle School; Nash Central High School (dance); North Carolina Wesleyan Choral Group

6:45 – 8:00 p.m.     Pictures with Santa in the Main Mill

6:45 – 8:00 p.m.     Music by Stray Local in the Beer Garden