December 21, 2017

~ Our Last Official LFC Postcard ~


December 21 – 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 or follow us on Facebook. Mackenzie Park, 301 N Interstate 27; 6 – 10 p.m. nightly.


December 21 - 24....Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park in Tahoka - Admission is free, donations will be accepted to help keep the lights on. Everyone is invited to stop by and see the lights and Santa (please bring your camera). The park includes four acres of land, thousands of lights, 100 plus wooden cut outs, 15 blow-ups, tons of Christmas trees, and decorated antique car. Lots of new stuff this year. Visitors are able to stay inside their cars or get out and mingle while enjoying a warm fire and hot chocolate and cookies. If you want to make sure Santa will be present please call (806) 891-1291 Or Check Tahoka, TX (30 miles south of Lubbock). Park is located at South 11th and Ave O (use Google map) just off of Hwy 87; Gate opens at 6:30 each night. Lights out at 10 p.m.


December 22 and 23….Bayer Crop Science / FiberMax presents: Classic Cactus Christmas - Celebrate the season with us Cactus style! You'll enjoy old and new holiday classics performed by your favorite Cactus performers all backed by our incredible house band, the Rhythm Machine! Mark your calendars for this must-see show! Performers include longtime Cactus favorites and some new talents, too! For this show, some of the featured performers include Baby Jade, Jason Fellers, Morgan Reatherford, Tiffany Nelson, Mark Paden. Addie Bleu Short and Berklee Timmons. On Friday night, Kenny Maines and Jeff Bailey will also be featured. Tickets $25 for reserved floor; $20 for standard balcony seating; $50 for box seats (includes box ticket and concessions). Discounted tickets for children 12 and under also available for $10 - and these tickets can be ordered online for the first time this year as well by simply clicking on the desired seat and specifying adult or child seat. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

Thanks for 12 Great Years of Readership and Fun!

Our LFC Postcard Farewell

Folks, after a dozen years of serving readers in Lubbock, the South Plains and beyond - the time has come for Lubbock Fun Club owners Darryl and Stephanie to bid farewell to this weekly endeavor. We met through this unique medium and were honored to carry it forward as a team after purchasing it from founder Sandy Parker in 2007. It has been our pleasure to keep you informed about events which make Lubbock and the South Plains a great place to live and raise our families.

From here, we turn our efforts toward furthering our other businesses here in town - and hope to see some of you who we've hopefully been able to connect with us through this weekly postcard these many years. Some of you know - but many do not - that our other business endeavors in town include:

Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe at 3404-34th Street;
Sweeties Bakes Shoppe at 3412-34th Street; and the
Historic Cactus Theater at 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.

We hope to serve you in these busnesses and would like to offer you all the opportunity to follow our major efforts in promoting the Cactus Theater in the many concert and special event programming that we have endeavored to offer since taking the reins of that local treasure on July 1, 2016. We hope you will accept our offer to incorporate your weekly readership of the LFC postcard with our local email which promotes the offerings we feature at the Cactus Theater. It would be our honor to continue reaching you in this way. However, if you choose not to continue receiving the updates from the Cactus, you may certainly opt out at your leisure at any time.

We'd like to thank all of our advertisers through the years....with special note of thanks to James Nesmith and the staff at the Science Spectrum for being our flagship advertiser for the past decade. We sincerely appreciate the support.

Thank you LFC's been our pleasure!

Darryl and Stephanie Holland

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