December 1, 2016


December 1….The Village Christmas Premier Event - Enjoy a Festive Evening with live music and special performances by Kenny Maines, area schools and organizations. Dinner with Elsa at Campisi's by reservation, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, and 8:30. Olaf story time will take place at Green Dazzle 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. There will also be pictures with Santa, free nail polish for girls and Elsa braids at Village Hair Salon, Holiday Treats, Gift Ideas, giveaways and much more. For more information visit The Village Shopping Center, 82nd and Quaker; 5 – 7 p.m.

December 1….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner -
Come and enjoy friends and food at Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood Restaurant. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Please RSVP by email to: or call Robbie at 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 Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 8201 Quaker Ave; 6:30 p.m.

December 1….Seth James in Concert – with Full Band -
Born in Fort Worth and raised in the ranch country of West Texas, Seth James has fashioned his own brand of music from a list of influences as diverse as it is long. Stemming from a tall family tree of musicians, Seth's grandfather was a honky tonk piano player from the Texas clubs of the 40's and 50's, while his father carried his gold sparkle Slingerland drums all over the great Lone Star State. There is no doubt the romantic stories of the road played a pivotal role in Seth's decision to make a career out of his passion. He has shared the stage with a wide array of artists such as Percy Sledge, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, and Billy Joe Shaver. Seth released three albums as a solo artist including 2009’s critically acclaimed That Kind of Man before forming The Departed with long time friend, Cody Canada in 2010. After three years and two albums, Seth decided step down as a band member of The Departed and return to his primary passion of playing the blues. With a fresh set of tunes and a great group of musicians, James continues to play for sold out rooms. Reserved seating. VIP Floor seats: First 5 rows receive signed CD with ticket purchase...only $20. Remainder of floor seats $15; balcony $15 Purchase tickets by visiting or call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors at 7 p.m.; show 7:30 pm.


December 2….Holiday Marketplace - Join McPherson Cellars during First Friday Art Trail where you can cross off everyone on your holiday gift list by shopping for unique one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists and vendors, all while you enjoy a glass of wine. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave; 5 -10 p.m.

December 2….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 locations or 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. Event runs from 6 - 9 p.m.

December 2….58th Annual Carol of Lights - This annual event, sponsored by the Texas Tech Residence Halls Association, is attended by over 20,000 Tech students and local residents. The Carol of Lights® is one of Texas Tech's largest and oldest traditions. The event brings together both the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities during its ceremonies. The Carillon Concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. before the ceremony, with the Carol of Lights commencing at 7 p.m. The Masked Rider, Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional, and High Riders will begin the ceremony at the University Seal on Broadway 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 lights will be turned on every night from dusk (approximately 6:30 p.m.) until midnight from December 3, 2016 through January 1, 2017.


December 2 -3….Garden and Arts Center Holiday Craft Fair - Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center (GAC) welcomes patrons to the Holiday Craft Fair. 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; Friday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 2 - 3….Friends of the Library Bargain Book Sale
- Friends of the Library Lubbock has received thousands of donations. We are restocking our shelves and open for a two day sale. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, VHS & LP’s are 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, Computers, Comics and much more. Cash, checks as well as credit cards are now accepted. Friends of the Library (FOL) is a non-profit organization supporting, promoting and benefiting the Lubbock Public Library system and the Lubbock area community. It was incorporated in 1967 and held the first book sale in 1968. Books are also sold online at,, and A Saturday Bookstore is open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For members only, it is a corner of the basement featuring better books in most categories. Surplus books are donated to various non-profit organizations. The work is staffed entirely by over 75 active volunteers. Donations are collected in storage bins at 82nd St and Frankford and 5520 19th St anytime and inside each of the libraries during regular business hours. Mahon Library Basement, 1306 9th St; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


December 2 - 4 (Resumes Dec. 9-11; 16-24)...Santa's Land Drive Thru Park - The park includes four acres of land, thousands of lights, 100 plus wooden cut outs, blow-ups, tons of Christmas trees, and decorated antique cars. Visitors are able to stay inside their cars or get out and mingle while enjoying a warm fire, hot chocolate, cookie and a visit with Santa. Train will be at Santa's Land Drive thru Park on November 24. 25 & 26 from 6:30-8:30. (Opening Weekend) Lights will be on the 25th in honor of Frances Chancy's & Jesus's birthday. Admission is free, donations will be accepted to help keep the lights on. We would love to invite you to stop by and see the lights and Santa (please bring your camera). If you want to make sure Santa will be present please call or text (806) 891-1291 Or check If Santa is present he departs at 9 p.m. Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park is located in Tahoka, Tx (30 miles south of Lubbock). Park is located at South 11th and Ave O (use Google map) just off of Hwy 87. We open at 6:30 p.m. Lights out no earlier than 10 p.m.

December 3….Santa Paws - Have your pets picture taken with Santa Claus! Bring your dog or other pets to Hodges Community Center and get their photo made with Santa, enjoy booths and win door prizes! Cost is $5/picture! Must have proof of current vaccinations. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 9 a.m.

December 3….Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale -
Their products are authentic and homemade, using recipes passed down from generation to generation. Pre-orders are suggested as products sell quickly. Call 795-7765 for information on pre-orders. St.Anna Philoptochos Society of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 81st Street and Homestead Avenue (one block west of Frankford); 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 3….Market of Hope 2nd Annual Charity Market - Non-profit Market of Hope fights extreme poverty with its second annual charity market. The booths at the market represent poverty-alleviating organizations from 20+ countries. The organization will give shoppers an opportunity to shop while providing long-term aide to people combating extreme poverty and human trafficking, both in the United States and abroad. Items sold at Market of Hope include handcrafted jewelry, hand sewn bags and wallets, fair trade Ugandan coffee, organic home textiles, hand-poured natural body care products, African kitchen items, and children’s toys from many parts of the globe. One of the most unique items sold at Market of Hope is a collection of wallets and coin purses hand-painted by a survivor of human trafficking. This year’s event will feature twice the selection of last year’s event, and coffee, cider, and baked goods will be for sale to enjoy as you shop, as well as some activities for children. The market will be held from 9am to 3pm. Free parking is available at the church. For more information about Market of Hope and its events, visit Aldersgate Church, 10306 Indiana Ave; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

December 3….2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar -
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will host their 2nd annual Christmas Bazaar. The community is invited to get started on their Christmas shopping from homemade baked goodies to arts and crafts or stop by and grab a bite to eat. There is still space for vendors, if interested please email for more information. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church hall, 3111 Erskine Street; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

December 3….Breakfast with Santa - Gather up the kids and grandkids and bring them to Maxey Community Center's Breakfast with Santa. Families will enjoy holiday crafts, a delicious brunch and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pre-registration and ticket purchase is required. Call 806-767–3796. Space is limited. $10/person. All Ages. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th St; 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

December 3….The Roundtable presents: Shelia Patterson Harris- Lubbock Councilwoman - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting Format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about 11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address:

December 3….Junior Rough Riders Winter Corral - Join us as we celebrate a pioneer Christmas! Children ages 5 to 12 will learn about pioneer traditions, make crafts and visit with Santa. RSVP to or 806-834-1225. Cost: free to RHA members, $5 for non-members. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St.; 1 – 3 p.m

December 3….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra with The Lubbock Chorale: Holiday Pops - Let the jingle bells ring as Maestro Cho invites you to the LSO’s festive Holiday Pops. This one-night-only event will feature some of the most popular seasonal works of all time such as The Night Before Christmas and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker performed in the exquisite Broadway Church of Christ hall. The program will include Twas the Night Before Christmas (Simeone) and Feast of Carols (Randol Bass). You won't wont to miss the most popular holiday concert of the year with seasonal favorites perfect for the whole family! To purchase tickets visit Broadway Church of Christ, 1924 Broadway Ave; 7:30 p.m.

ecember 3 – 4….Discover the Dinosaurs: Unleashed - Learn, discover and venture back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. From close-up encounters with life-like dinosaurs including the T-Rex, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor to a Jr. Paleontologist scavenger hunt, fossil digging, cretaceous crafts, and more, it's family fun of prehistoric proportions! Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

December 4….Carol of Lights Run - 5K or 1 Mile - Enjoy the spirit of the season with an evening run on the campus of Texas Tech University. This family-friendly event will have you amazed at the more than 25,000 colored lights that illuminate many buildings on campus. The longer course (5K) will have runners enjoying a lap through Jones AT&T Stadium. Carolers will entertain the runners along the course. After crossing the finish line, all runners will enjoy hot chocolate that will provide a warm treat on a cold winter’s night. To register visit Tech Campus; 6:45 p.m.
This Week's Trivia Contest!

For this contest, the winner will receive 2 tickets to see Celebrity Attractions: Broadway Christmas Wonderland on Friday night, December 16th.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" as your subject title. Please be sure you can attend tonight's performance before entering....thanks!

The Question: On which ‘feast’ did Good King Wenceslas step out, according to the well-known hymn?

The deadline for this contest is Monday at noon and the winners will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please provide a daytime phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

December 8….Gingerbread House Decorating
December 8…...Annual Ransom Canyon Christmas Tour
December 8, 9, 10, 11….Ballet Lubbock: The Nutcracker
December 9….Messiah Singalong

December 9-10….38th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch
December 9, 16, 17, 23…Cactus Family Christmas Celebration

December 10….The Roundtable: Michael San Francisco
December 10….2016 Miracles Parade: “Lights Fantastic”

December 10 - 23….Santa Land
December 11....Flying J Wranglers: White Mountain Christmas
December 13....Tommy Emmanuel: Classics & Christmas

December 16 - 17…Celebrity: Broadway Christmas Wonderland
December 18 - 19….Cactus Kids Christmas Celebration
December 20….Senior Link Magazine: Christmas at the Cactus

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