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December 5 – 31….Gingerbread House Display - This year’s theme is Polar Express! New this year we are the official mail stop for your Santa letters. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and photo ops with the train daily. We will have Santa letters available for kids to write and mail, or kids are welcome to bring them from home. Guests are encouraged to make a small donation and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Texas Boys Ranch. The Gingerbread Display will be available to visit from December 5th – 31st Sundays with Santa Dec. 10 and 17, 3pm-5pm. Come out to see the Gingerbread display and enjoy a visit with Santa. This event is free and open to the public however guests must bring their own cameras. Overton Hotel and Conference Center 2322 Mac Davis Lane.
December 10 – 23….Santa Land - Bring your children and grandchildren to Mackenzie Park and enjoy a 60-year Lubbock tradition! Children from Lubbock and surrounding communities are invited to Santa Land’s Opening Ceremony on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Lubbock City Council members will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, turn on the Christmas lights in this winter village, and officially open Santa Land. Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for the past 60 years, and admission for all ages is free. Santa Land is open every evening from December 10-23, 2017, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. nightly. Approximately 50,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each evening at 6:00 p.m. during this 14-night event, a sleigh with tiny reindeer bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to Santa Land to hear the Christmas wishes of area children. Don’t forget to look for Bo, Santa Land’s very own Elf on the Shelf, each night and message your pictures of him to our Parks and Recreation Facebook page to enter a chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate from Academy Sports + Outdoors. Families will enjoy live entertainment most evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Hot chocolate and other refreshments are available for sale at the concession stand. Parents are welcome to bring cameras to take photos of their children with Santa at no charge. For those who forget their cameras, keepsake digital photos may be purchased for $5 each. The entrance to Santa Land is located off of the East Broadway entrance into Mackenzie Park east of Avenue A and the South Plains Fairgrounds. For more information, contact Lubbock Parks and Recreation at (806) 775-2673 or (806) 775-2687, visit our website at www.playlubbock.com or follow us on Facebook. Mackenzie Park, 301 N Interstate 27; 6 – 10 p.m. nightly.
December 14….33rd Annual Ransom Canyon Chapel Christmas Tour of Homes 2017 – Start the season off right with this beautiful tour of homes. Ticket are $12.50/ea or 5 tickets for $50 at the following locations:
* Ransom Canyon
City Hall 24 Lee Kitchens Dr 806-829-2470
also be purchased after 5:30pm the night of the event for $15 at
the Ransom Canyon Fire Department at 1 Ridge Road. If you are not
able to get to any of the ticket locations, call or email Allison
@ 806-829-2609/Allison.firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be reserved
for you to be picked up at the Fire Department the night of the
tour. Maps and directions will be available at the Fire Department.
For additional information please contact Carol Farris @ 806-829-2637.
Featured homes in the Canyon include Don & Mari Barron: A Traditional
Christmas in a New Home, Mike & Alice Cunningham: A Sentimental
Christmas on the Lake, Dayne & Penny Golightly: A True Country
& Western Christmas and a Country & Western Christmas in
the Golightly's and Brandt & Christie Underwood: The Louisiana-Texas
Line House. Welcome to the Canyon Memorial Chapel for hot apple
cider, homemade cookies and Christmas music by the Gospel Brass.
A shuttle service will be provided for those who choose to ride
up to the Chapel rather than walk the garden pathway. The theme
this year is: Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord!!!
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