December 3, 2015


December 3….Junior’s Listening RoomMusic meets wine every Thursday in an intimate environment at Cap*Rock Winery...bringing out some of Lubbock’s talented artists. There will be and local food trucks serving from 6 p.m. on. Cap*Rock will offer wine specials. Please come and be part of a fundraiser for American Cancer Society. Your host Junior Vasquez will perform along with special guest "The Attendings" the Dr. Band. A portion of the cover charge, silent auction items and an "Art In Motion" painting by Glen "Bleep" Garnett which will be auctioned that evening will go to ACS. $5 cover at the door. Cap*Rock Winery, 408 E Woodrow Rd; 6 – 9:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30.

December 3….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner -
Come and enjoy friends and food at Cattle Baron Restaurant. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to: or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419. Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group at Cattle Baron Restaurant, 82nd & Quaker; 6:30 p.m.


December 3 - 6 (Repeats Dec. 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.

December 3 – 6 …. 7th Annual South Plains Nativity Event - Come and hear community musicians perform live music from 1 - 9 p.m. as you view the hundreds of nativities, and original art based on the life of Christ. South plains artists will display their original art in the Artist’s room under the direction of artists David and Sara Lindsay. A new exhibit organized by the Lindsays and created by children from across Texas and New Mexico depicts how they chose to be the Savior’s hands this past year. The international room displays depictions of the Nativity from all over the world. In the Children’s area children can experience Bethlehem, make a craft, play with some unbreakable nativities and families can dress in costumes for a photo in the stable built there. Ponder the meaning of Christmas in the Witnesses of Christ room where you will find expressions of South Plains residents’ faith. For more information go to to
Evening concerts are from 7-8 p.m.
Thursday’s concert includes:
the Lubbock Singing Plainsmen, THU Garza, soloist Dix Densley, and the Nativity Choir and Orchestra.
Friday’s concert features:
The West Texas Children’s Chorus, Bells Gloria, Second Baptist Church, Soloist Keven Goertzen and the Nativity Choir and Orchestra.
Saturday’s concert features:
Moonlight Directions, Youth Ensemble with Ty Burge and Ann Marie Nichols, Texas Tech Opera professor and soloist, Rebecca Hays and the Nativity Orchestra and Choir.
Sunday evening:
A Christmas Sing-A-Long from 6:30- 7 p.m. will conclude with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Broadcast from 7 - 8 p.m.


December 4….The North Pole in your Neighborhood -
Journey to the North Pole with Betenbough Homes for an enchanting Christmas event. Celebrate the best time of year as we share our Christmas cheer! We welcome you and your family to experience the North Pole in your Neighborhood this Christmas season. Enjoy free Santa photos, activities for your children, an outdoor Christmas movie and refreshments for everyone! The North Pole in your Neighborhood is a free event open to the community. Betenbough Homes New Home Center, 6517 82nd St., 5 – 8 p.m.

December 4.…The Purple Hulls - You could easily say these two musicians were born to make music together. Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark of The Purple Hulls were raised on a working family farm in the deep piney woods of East Texas, but that didn’t stop the identical red-headed twins from finding their way to the hills of Tennessee, specifically, Music City, where they began touring with various country artists and writing songs for Nashville’s largest publishing company, Sony ATV. The Purple Hulls are no stranger to road life and are blazing the trail as a dynamic sister duo, showcasing their unique sibling harmonies while ripping the strings off any instrument they can get their hands on. If you’re looking for authentic acoustic driven music delivered at its best, your search is over. Join us as we have one of the greatest upcoming groups in America live on the Cactus stage! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 6 p.m.

December 4….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locationsor pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 - 9 p.m.

December 4….The Lubbock Chorale with LSO: Holiday Pops Concert
Join the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra for this celebration of music and the 40th anniversary of The Lubbock Chorale featuring Handel’s "Messiah." To reserve tickets visit Broadway Church of Christ, located at 1924 Broadway. Event begins at 7:30 p.m.

December 4.…Tribute to The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and the Doobie Brothers
Each one of these groups has sold hundreds of millions of albums throughout the span of their careers - no wonder we all know their music so well! The impeccable vocal performances, magical band and intimate Cactus environment will provide an experience you will long remember! One night only at the Cactus Theater. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 for tickets. Reserved seats. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8:30 p.m.


December 4 – 5….Friends of the Library Lubbock Kris Kringle Sale - We have restocked books, audio books, music, movies, puzzles and art available in every category. Areas are arranged by: fiction sorted into usual categories, large print, children’s, arts and sciences, educational, religious, history, cookbooks, hobbies and games, business and computers and much more. Christmas book and gift items are included. These donated items are new and used at prices from $.25, $.50 and $1 to $10+ in the better and best books sections. Open to the public. Cash and checks only accepted. Mahon Library, 1306 9th St; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


December 4, 5, 6 (Repeats Dec. 11, 13)….CATS: "A Christmas Story"
-Based on the beloved 1983 holiday movie, written by Jean Shepard and Phillip Grecian, the story follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. The show is directed by Lisa Hernandez and Talor Milburn. Tickets can be bought online at or at the theater. Children and Adult's Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th St; Performance dates are December 4th, 5th, and 11th at 7:30 p.m. and December 6th and 13th and 2 p.m.

December 4 – 6
(Repeats Friday/Saturday/Sunday thru December 20)….Olde Christmas Towne - This 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.

December 4 - 6
(Repeats Dec. 11 -13;18 - 24)….Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park - We would love to invite you to stop by and see the lights and Santa and Mrs. Claus (please bring your camera). The park includes four acres of land, 1/2 mile of driving paths, thousands of lights, 100 plus wooden cut outs, 15 blow-ups, tons of Christmas trees, and 3 decorated antique cars. Visitors are able to stay inside their cars or get out and mingle while enjoying a warm fire and some hot chocolate. Admission is free, donations will be accepted to help keep the lights on. 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 Open at 6:30 p.m. Lights out no earlier than 10 p.m.

December 4 - 6
(Repeats Dec. 11-13)….. Lubbock Community Theatre: Coney Island Christmas - Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in this new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. Directed by Alan Winner. Rated G. To purchase tickets visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232-B Boston St; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.


December 5….Hub Performing Arts School's Advanced Performance Team Fundraiser – Please support this fundraiser by bringing your children to the theater mini camp. Drop your kiddos off to play theater games, watch a movie and learn a song and dance from the movie to perform for you at pick up! You can go shop, decorate your house, see your own movie or take a nap! registration on our website: Proceeds will go toward their trip to Dallas to work with Young Performers of America out of New York City.

December 5….Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale - Sponsored by the St. Anna Philoptochos Society, the bake sale includes baklava @ $24 per doz., cigaretta @$15 per doz., baklava crumbles in decorative container $10 each, koulourakia @ $12 per doz., kourabiethes @ $12 per doz., melomacarona @ $14 per doz., karithopita ( 8 x 8 pan) $12, Athenian Ouzo Cake $10, Russian orange marmalade roll-ups @ $12 per doz., and a sampler box with 3 pieces of baklava, 4 koulourakia, 2 melomacarona and 1 cigaretta for $15. Our products are authentic and homemade, using recipes passed down from generation to generation. Pre-Orders are suggested as products sell quickly. St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 81st Street and Homestead Avenue (one block west of Frankford); 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 5….Tahoka Christmas Craft Show - Lots of great booths! Free admission! Contact Amy Preston for more information, 806-759-1690. Life Enrichment Center, 1717 Main Street in Tahoka, TX; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 5….Market of Hope -
Market of Hope is a non-profit open-air Christmas market in Lubbock. With a festive atmosphere that gets you in the holiday spirit, Market of Hope features goods that were handmade by artisans in need from all over the world. The vendors featured at Market of Hope support families and communities in over 20 different countries by providing education, training, financial investment and emotional restoration to victims of human trafficking and economic slavery. Grab a cup of coffee or hot cider, and get a picture of your kids with a few of Santa’s most fun elves! It's guilt-free Christmas splurging! More information at 10306 Indiana Ave; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

December 5….Breakfast with Santa at Maxey - Gather up the kids and grand kids and bring them to Maxey Community Center's Breakfast with Santa. Families will enjoy holiday crafts, a delicious brunch and a visit from Santa! Picture in keepsake frame with magnet also included. Pre-registration and ticket purchase, $10/person, required by Thursday, Dec. 3. Families can register in person at Maxey Community Center, or online at Space is limited to 70 participants. Maxey Community, 4020 30th St; 10 a.m.

December 5….Junior Rough Rider Winter Corral with S.J. Dahlstrom - Award-winning children’s book author S.J. Dahlstrom will bring his horse to the Junior Rough Rider Winter Corral at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) to teach children about the working relationship between a cowboy and his ranch horse. Children 12 and under are encouraged to make a reservation to attend the event, which is free to Junior Rough Riders (JRR) and cost $5 for non-members. JRR is the official youth membership organization of the NRHC and meets four times a year. Dahlstrom recently won the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Young Reader Fiction with his book “Texas Grit,” which is the second in a series of four books describing the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Wilder Good, who lives in a fictional southeastern Colorado town where the plains meet the mountains.“The Wilder Good book series takes the reader on outdoor adventures that include hunting, fishing, farms, ranches, mountains and prairies,” said Julie Hodges, Helen DeVitt Jones Director of Education at the NRHC and coordinator of the JRR corrals.“Dahlstrom lives and writes in Lubbock with his wife and children,” said Hodges. “He loves all things outdoors and creative, which makes him a natural fit for working with us to teach children about the ranching lifestyle and heritage.” Dahlstrom will use his horse, Fancy, to help children understand the close relationship between a cowboy and his horse and how the two depend on each other. He also will read some excerpts from his Wilder Good books, all of which draw on Dahlstrom’s experiences as a cowboy, husband and father. The JRR Winter Corral will be limited to 50 participants and include snacks, a take-home craft for every child and a visit with Santa Claus. To make reservations or obtain more information, contact Sarah Baca at (806) 834-7645 or To learn more about Dahlstrom and his book series, visit National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St; 1 – 3 p.m.

December 5….Tech Terrace Holiday Home Tour and Afterglow - Come take a peek inside some of Tech Terrace's unique homes. Ticket sales for the Tech Terrace Holiday Home Tour is the primary fundraiser for the neighborhood, and helps to pay for street sign toppers, garden projects in the parks, and neighborhood events. Ticket Info: Limited number (400) available for $20 at Studio West (2801 26th Street), the Afterglow (street party) is free. Afterglow at The Plaza (26th Street & Boston Ave) follows the Holiday Home Tour from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tech Terrace Plaza Shopping Center. The street party includes music (Caleb Jude Green, Hannah Jackson, and Scott and Amy Farris) and the Celtic Dancing Troupe. Events for kids include pictures with Santa, hot cider, chimenea fireplaces and s'mores, miniature ponies for pictures and petting and other fun crafts . Other events will be available including horse drawn carriage rides down 26th Street, beer sampling and special shopping/dining inside the restaurants and stores of the Plaza Center. The Twisted Texan Food Truck will also be on 26th Street between the Plaza Center and Lowe's providing additional food options. Home Tour is 2 - 5 p.m. and the Afterglow will follow from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Plaza Center at 26th and Boston.

December 5….The Pride of West Texas Show Chorus Annual Christmas show, "Sleigh Ride" - The chorus is Lubbock's Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization for women who sing all a cappella barbershop harmony. Also appearing on the show are the Singing Plainsmen of the Barbershop Harmony Society, as well as quartets Blown Away, Crossfire and Jubi-Latte. Admission is $15 per person and includes dessert at intermission. For info and tickets, call 799-SING (7464). Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 7:00 p.m.

December 5.…Cactus Family Christmas -
Continuing our Cactus tradition, we are proud to once again present our "Cactus Family Christmas". Join the Cactus stars, along with our newest faces from 2015, as they "don" the stage for a spectacular Christmas celebration presenting traditional holiday classics as well as contemporary favorites. These concerts always sell out, so get your tickets early! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


December 5 - 6 ….GAC Holiday Craft Fair - Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center (GAC) welcomes patrons to the Holiday Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday. This free event is perfect for your one-stop holiday shopping! Artists, craftspeople and GAC instructors will have a variety of handmade items that make perfect gifts for your family and friends. Many gifts are priced below $50.00. Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; December 4: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and December 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


December 6….West Texas Endurance 4th Annual Carol of Lights Run - Enjoy the spirit of the season with an evening run beginning at 6:45 pm. There will be 2 distances offered, including a “family friendly” course of 1 mile that will take you through the more than 25,000 colored lights that illuminate the many buildings on campus, while being entertained with carolers and a band along the course. A 5K (3.1 miles) course will additionally have the participants running a lap through Jones AT&T Stadium with great photo opportunities available. After crossing the finish line, all runners will enjoy Santa’s cookies and milk that will provide a warm treat on a cold winter’s night. Toys and books will be collected and donated to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Over the 58 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 351 million toys for 166 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. Ainsley Nelson, Principal of West Texas Endurance said “The Carol of Lights Run is a wonderful holiday tradition that unites the Texas Tech family with the entire Lubbock community. What better way to usher in the holiday season than to join more than 1,000 participants for this fun, family-friendly race. Participants will have the opportunity to dash through the illuminated campus\while enjoying the unique sights and sounds of the Christmas season. New for 2015 will have the participants ‘catching the Christmas spirit’ in the Jones!” Participants can pick up their race packets on Friday, December 4 at Cardinal’s Sport Center, 6524 Slide Road, from 4– 6 p.m. or Saturday, December 5 from 1– 3 p.m.. Race packets include a long-sleeved t-shirt and much more.It’s not too late to register by going online at or by visiting Cardinal’s Fitness on Friday, December 4 or Saturday, December 5 during packet pick up. Race day registration is also available on Sunday, December 6 from 5– 6 p.m. at the northeast corner of the Chemistry Building on the campus of Texas Tech University.

December 6….Tuba Christmas – Come and enjoy the season with this Texas Tech University School of Music Christmas tuba concert. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 2 p.m.

December 6….Painting with a Twist Fundraiser - Make a wonderful holiday piece of art and help Hub Performing Arts School all at the same time! For ages 8 and up. Register online at . Painting with a Twist, 6816 Slide Rd, Ste #6, There will be two seatings- 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.


December 6 and 7….B.J. Thomas In ConcertCome join this celebrity classic at the Lubbock Country Club performing his unplugged acoustic show. B.J. Thomas is a true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them. He is a 5 time Grammy and 2 time Dove Award winner and has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in the Billboard’s top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years. From “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry” to “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”, “I Just Can’t Help Believing”, “Rock and Roll Lullaby”, “Hooked on a Feeling”, “Don’t Worry Baby”, “Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love”, “Mama”, “Most of All” plus “Amazing Grace”, “Home Where I Belong, “You Gave Me Love (when nobody gave me a prayer)” Just to name a few. Ticket includes cocktails and dinner. Call Debbie at 806.762.0414 or email at for more information and/or reservations. Grand Ballroom, Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Rd. Cocktails at 6 p.m; dinner at 7 p.m.; show at 8:30.


his week, 2 winners will be chosen to receive a Family 4-pack to ride the Polar Express!

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase "Ticket To Ride 2015"

Be sure to include your DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or the surrounding area so please include your hometown info.

Deadline for this contest is Sunday evening and the winners will be notified Monday by noon.

The question: In the motion picture "The Polar Express", what word did the conductor punch into the "know-it-all's" ticket?

Good luck to all!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

Dec. 10…Annual 2015 Ransom Canyon Christmas Home Tour

December 10 - 23….Santa Land
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
December 12….Holiday Wonderland at the Sience Spectrum
December 12….2015 Miracles Christmas Parade

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