December 15, 2016


December 16 - 17….Celebrity Attractions: Broadway Christmas Wonderland - One of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever! This wonderful Christmas celebration features glittering costumes, gorgeous Christmas songs and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole! The Magic of Christmas unfolds as Santa and his special elves take you on a journey of must see Christmas Cheer! Songs include "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" and many many more! It's perfect for the entire family and will be a magical, colorful Winter Wonderland like no other! To purchase tickets click here. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday : 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

December 16 - 17 (Repeats Dec. 23)….Cactus Family Christmas Celebration - Continuing in the longstanding Cactus Theater tradition, we are proud to once again present the "Cactus Family Christmas Celebration" concerts in 2016. Join your favorite Cactus performers for a nostalgic night of music and heartfelt Christmas joy as new memories are made in this most wonderful time of the year. Join hosts Kurt Kiser and Amber Pennington along with many of your Cactus favorites - inlcuding Bethany Longoria, Jason Fellers, Baby Jade, Jeff Bailey, Addie Bleu, Haley Simpson, Avery Guyear, Ryan Garza and more surprise guests - as they're backed by the rock solid Rhythm Machine. These special concerts are always highly-anticipated by the community, so get your tickets early so you don't miss the magic and fun that awaits! Reserved floor and standard balcony tickets are $25. Note: If you are also wanting to purchase tickets for kids 9 and under, we are offering specially priced $15 tickets for this age group if purchased through the box office by phone (806-762-3233) or in person (1812 Buddy Holly Ave) between the hours of 3:00 - 5:30 pm daily. Don't miss this timeless Lubbock tradition! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors at 7 p.m.; show 7:30 pm.

FRIDAY through Christmas Eve

December 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 17….City of Lubbock Cemetery to Host Ceremony on National Wreaths Across America Day - The Historic City of Lubbock Cemetery will host a wreath-laying ceremony, joining more than 1,000 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Coordinated and led by local volunteers, 296 wreaths will be placed on the headstones of our fallen service members. There are 2,000+ veterans interred at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. This annual event seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor and Teach. Opening remarks will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 and the official start time, which will coincide with the National Wreaths Across America event will begin at 11:00 a.m. A Color Guard will present our nation’s colors and the national anthem will be performed. Comments from the local Civil Air Patrol commander, Capt Jim Preidis will also be delivered. Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition was started by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization's mission - Remember, Honor, Teach - is carried out each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington National Cemetery and numerous cemeteries throughout the United States. The Lubbock squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is a non-profit organization that is an auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The squadron has been located in Lubbock, Texas since 1972. For additional questions, please contact Captain Tammy Preidis at 806-429-2033.

December 18….Brunch with Santa - Santa is making a special stop to Pecan Grill at Overton Hotel and Conference Center for a Sunday Brunch. Don’t forget your camera when you bring the family over to enjoy all their breakfast favorites. Sunday Brunch features made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib, a waffle station, homemade breakfast pastries and desserts. For reservations, call (806) 776-7010. $19.95 – Adults, $7.95 – Children 12 & Under, and Complimentary for 4 and under. Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Ln; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

ecember 18….Mommy and Me Princess Tea - Hats, bows, crowns and pearls~beautiful things for all the girls. Which princess would you like to be at Her Legacy' Mommy & Me Christmas Princess Tea! Ticket Cost: $25 per person (no age limit) Princess Children Age considered 0-12 yrs. Purchase tickets at All Proceeds Benefiting Her Legacy's - Legacy In the City (Outreach programs for Foster Children, Foster Teens, Nursing Homes, Childrens Hospital & Single Mothers). Choose from 2 sessions: A 1:30-3:00 or B 4:30-6:00. Sheila's Secret Garden Tea Room, (located inside KK Craft & Mall) 6409 Indiana Ave.

December 18 - 19….Cactus Kids Christmas Celebration - Bring your entire family for a wonderful night for a "Cactus Kids Christmas Celebration." This show will run for two nights - but get your tickets early - this is traditionally one of our most popular Christmas shows! If you have never seen a Cactus Kids Christmas Concert, you are in for a real treat! This is not just your average kids show - these are the BEST OF THE BEST from the Terri Caldwell Music program. Kids from this program have appeared on national television programs such as “America's Got Talent” and “X Factor.” You will be blown away by the talent as they are backed by our own stellar house band - The Rhythm Machine - in this full-blown, professional show! Reserved floor and standard balcony tickets are $25. Note: If you are also wanting to purchase tickets for kids 9 and under, we are offering specially priced $15 tickets for this age group if purchased through the box office by phone (806-762-3233) or in person (1812 Buddy Holly Ave) between the hours of 3:00 - 5:30 pm daily. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors at 7 p.m.; show 7:30 pm.

December 20….Senior Link Magazine presents: Christmas at the Cactus - Senior Link Magazine presents a special matinee event especially for grandparents and their grandkids to enjoy a special afternoon together at the Cactus Theater. There will be live MUSIC, HUMOR, DOOR PRIZES and FAMILY FUN! Musical performers include Tom and Sherry Green and select students from Caldwell Kids Entertainment. Speakers include Jody Boudreaux Wilson and Jess Peterson. Tickets only $10 - and this special price INCLUDES small popcorn and drink, too! Purchase tickets through the Cactus Theater website or through Senior Link Magazine (call 806-441-3955). Additional sponsors include Calvert Home Health Care and Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe. Event takes place at the Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winner!

The Question: In which author's novel is it "always winter but never Christmas" ???
Answer: C. S. Lewis – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Winner: Len M., Emerson T. both of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest!

For this contest, 2 winners will receive a family 5-pack to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Sing a Song of Christmas" as your subject title. Please be sure you can attend tonight's performance before entering....thanks!

Two-part Question: What is the best selling Christmas song ever...and who recorded it ???

The deadline for this contest is Friday 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
Community Spotlight
Check Out These Annual Holiday-Themed Events!

December 2 – 31….5th Annual Overton Hotel Gingerbread House - For the 5th consecutive year, The Overton Hotel has built another spectacular Gingerbread House in an effort to collect donations for the Texas Boys Ranch this holiday season. The house is available for anyone to view through December 31st. Donations to the Texas Boys Ranch can be made at the Overton Hotel’s main desk by purchasing either a $5 Decoration or a $100 Corporate Sponsorship. Additional donations can be made through purchases at Pecan Grill. Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Lane.

December 10 - 23….Santa Land - Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for two weeks in December for over 50 years! Between 38,000 to 41,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Concessions available. Admission to this family classic is free! Mackenzie Park - use the East Broadway entrance just east of Avenue A and the South Plains fairgrounds; 6-10 p.m. nightly.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

December 31….New Year's Eve: The Caldwell Family Concert
January 6.....First Friday Art Trail
January 7.....Elvis Birthday Tribute
January 20...Daryle Singletary Live in Concert
January 28....Western Swing Saturday Night!
February 3....The Day the Music Died: Tribute to Buddy Holly

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