November 26, 2015
"Happy Thanksgiving!"


November 27.…Tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Prince and Guns ‘N Roses - The Cactus Theater is known for debuting cutting edge upcoming young singers and musicians as they develop their talents right here in Lubbock. Join newcomers Steven Shedd and Corey Godfrey as they pay tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Prince, and Guns N’ Roses! With this show, these two artists are testaments to the Cactus reputation. With Steven's virtuoso skills on the piano and electrifying vocals, he will only complement the exciting and fine-tuned voice of Corey Godfrey. Dustin Garrett, the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, fabulous lighting, the best acoustics, and even smoke for effect… it’s all LIVE at the coolest concert venue in West Texas!! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


November 27-29 (Repeats Dec. 3-6, 9-13, 15-23, 26)….The Polar Express - The Polar Express™ returns to the West Texas & Lubbock Railway, recreated to match all the sights and sounds of the beloved story. Picture the excitement of children dressed in pajamas with golden tickets clutched in their hands as they board the train and prepare to embark on their journey to the North Pole. The story begins when the Conductors calls “All aboard” and punches children’s golden tickets. Little faces will peer out the train’s windows as we pull out of the station on our way to the North Pole. Each guests will hear the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack as the story reading begins and the book’s characters come to life. Dancing chefs will serve hot cocoa and cookies to all riders in a merry fashion as the doubting hobo wanders through the train. The train stops where children will behold the magic of the North Pole from their warm train seats. With a jolly “Ho, ho, ho” Santa waves to everyone and climbs aboard where he will greet each child and present them with the iconic silver sleigh bell (only believers can hear its ringing). Christmas carols will be sung as we return back to the station after a memorable ride that sets the tone for the whole holiday season. Join us in this annual event sure to become one of your family’s treasured traditions. For complete information or to purchase tickets visit . Wolfforth Depot Station, 103 North Steck Ave, Wolfforth, TX. Departure times: 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. NOTE: Not all departure times occur on each operating day.

November 27 – 29
(Repeats Friday/Saturday/Sunday thru December 20)….Olde Christmas Towne - Christmas town is an exciting new miniature theme park established to bring the magic of Christmas to West Texas. This park celebrates the traditions of Christmas in new and old ways. There will be entertainment all throughout Olde Christmas Town, starting with the trail of lights. The Elves workshop, the Christmas Village, the Christmas Court, The North Pole, the nativity scene and candyland will all play a part in this experience. Olde Christmas Towne will run from November 27th to December 20th, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The park will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets will be $20 for adults and $10 for children. The tickets will be available for purchase online and at the gate. Event Info phone 806-466-3078. 19th & Avenue A.


November 28, 29…..Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents “Beauty and the Beast” - “Be our guest” for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals’ newest Moonlight Broadway production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Featuring music from the immortal Disney film, as well as many new songs, Beauty and the Beast tells a “tale as old as time” of young provincial woman, Belle, and her search to find the love she has only glimpsed amongst pages of her beloved books. Similarly searching, though for vastly different reasons, a spell-bound young prince, now only known as the Beast, must learn the true meanings of love before time runs out and the last petal falls. After more than 5,000 performances on Broadway, vast numbers of international productions, and many tours; Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is very proud to locally produce a professional, Moonlight Broadway presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Following previous Moonlight Broadway productions of Les Misérables in November 2013, CATS in November 2014, and Mary Poppins in May of 2015; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will enchant audiences of all ages. Once again, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals will coordinate this production to coincide with the Junior League of Lubbock’s annual Holiday Happening at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Tickets on sale through Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.Saturday evening; 2 p.m. on Sunday.


December 1….Overton Hotel to Unveil Lubbock’s Largest Gingerbread House - For the 4th consecutive year, The Overton Hotel is building arguably Lubbock’s Largest Gingerbread House in an effort to collect donations for the Texas Boys Ranch this holiday season. There will be an official “unveiling” on Tuesday, December 1st at 2 p.m. in the Overton Hotel Lobby. The house is available for anyone to view between December 1st and December 31st. Donations to the Texas Boys Ranch can be made at the Overton Hotel’s main desk by purchasing either a $5 Train Decoration or a $100 Corporate Sponsorship. Additional donations can be made by purchasing specialty desserts and beverages at the Pecan Grill. This year’s design is a train station 3/12 feet tall and 8 feet wide. It is a custom design with over 5,000 pieces of gingerbread complete with windows, lighting and sound. Our Executive Chef Doug Noxon and Executive Sous Chef Monty Hinton started the design back in September and the Overton team spent about 200 hours completing the design.

December 1….57th Annual Carol of Lights
With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights will illuminate 18 buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway Entrance to the campus during Texas Tech University's Carol of Lights. The Ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Carillon Concert. At 7 p.m., the Masked Rider and Horse, Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional and High Riders will begin at the University Seal at the Broadway Entrance and follow the luminaria lighted route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quadrangle. The Tech Trombone Choir, under the direction of Jim Decker, will accompany the Texas Tech University Combined Choirs. The University Police Department will close off vehicle access to Memorial Circle and the Broadway Entrance for the ceremony Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The lights will be turned on every night from dusk until midnight from December 2, 2015 through January 1, 2016.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

December 3 – 6….7th Annual South Plains Nativity Event
December 4….The North Pole in your Neighborhood
December 4 – 5…Friends of Library Lubbock Kris Kringle Sale
December 4 – 6….Frenship High School Presents; TARZAN
December 5…Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale
December 5…Market of Hope
December 5...Junior Rough Rider Winter Corral:S.J. Dahlstrom
December 5…Pride of West Texas Show Chorus: "Sleigh Ride"
December 6 and 7….BJ Thomas In Concert
Dec. 10…Annual 2015 Ransom Canyon Christmas Home Tour

December 11….New Hope Church Parents Night Out
December 11 - 12…37th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch
December 12…Christmas Craft Fair
December 12…Second Saturday Program
December 12….It is Near to My Heart Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

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