November 30, 2017


November 30….Levelland Festival Lights & Christmas on the Square – The annual lighting of the SPC Christmas Trees will kick-off this fun filled evening. Then Santa will lead the annual Lighted Parade North on College Avenue to Houston Street and end at the gazebo on the Courthouse Square. Santa will be available to visit with children as school choirs and the SPC Ballroom Dance Team perform on the Courthouse lawn. 894-9079 for more information. On the square, downtown Levelland; 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m


November 30 and December 1….Michael Martin Murphey: Cowboy Christmas Show
- Michael Martin Murphey’s picturesque Christmas comes decorated by wide open blue skies, rows of snow-dusted pines, a warmly lit log cabin and a flickering campfire. Murphey’s treasured Cowboy Christmas concerts, a tradition now more than two decades strong, explores the humanity and spirituality of the season. It delves into the American heritage of Christmas organically and universally. It strips down the highly commercial holiday to its bare essentials in an effort to present a richer, more rewarding experience for the audience. “What I try to do is encourage people to think of the spirit of giving, charity and forgiving, which is the spirit of Christmas,” Murphey, says “Every culture has its way of celebrating Christmas. Texas has its own Christmas tradition - and America has its own Christmas tradition. We are the most Christmas-loving country in the world.” Ticket info: Limited VIP/pre-show Meet & Greet (arrive early at 6:15 pm) reserved seat tickets located on the first two rows $60; floor rows 3-6 are $40; rows 7-12 are $35; balcony seating $30 and limited balcony box seats $70 (box tickets included concessions). 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


November 30 and December 2….Flatlands Dance Theatre presents: Origin Stories: An Exploration of Ancestry through Dance - Flatlands Dance Theatre's fall 2017 production, Origin Stories, takes audiences
around the world to explore ancestry and diverse cultures. Through dance, the choreographers of FDT explore history, genealogy, family, dynamics, biology, and genetics to tell the stories of their descendants. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online, or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. A cash bar will be made available for each show .For more information visit Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 7:30 p.m.


November 30th - December 3….9th Annual Lubbock Community Nativity Exhibit - Take a moment to enjoy the True Meaning of Christmas at the 9th annual Lubbock Community Nativity Exhibit. Enjoy a series of art exhibits, musical performances, and special presentations celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The Lubbock Nativity is free and open to the public, and people of all faiths are invited to attend. Entitled "Come Let Us Adore Him" in reference to that sacred evening two thousand years ago, the Lubbock Nativity is an opportunity for our community to gather in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. There are hundreds of nativities for public viewing, each one a small recreation of how things may have looked that night in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. This year's Nativity also features a series of concerts and special performances, an exhibit of local artists' work, a live nativity presentation, and plenty of activities for children. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 7014 Frankford Ave; 1-9 p.m. daily.

November 30 – December 3 (Repeats Dec 7-10)….Cinderella -or- Prince Charming Gets the Boot: A West Texas Panto
– This presentation is a ‘panto’, short for ‘pantomime’ which is not a silent show of mime-style acting,
but rather a loud, whimsical, exceptionally fun free-for-all based on a popular family-friendly fairytale–in our case, Cinderella—full of contemporary songs, physical comedy, and audience participation. Its tradition is primarily British, but ours is written specifically for our audience in Lubbock. Filled with Lubbock-isms such as a King named King Kliffsbury, our brand new Lubbock panto is sure to have any Lubbockite of any age, giggling. Furthermore, this production is especially exciting because it’s currently garnering national attention. The playwright and director of our show, Adam Day Howard, recently had the honor of publishing an article entitled “PANTO: Could Britain’s Hottest Holiday Show Draw New Audiences to Your Theatre?” which graced the cover of Southern Theatre Magazine’s fall edition. In it, he mentions our show, the FIRST EVER West Texas Panto premiering here at Lubbock Community Theatre. To reserve tickets visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Thursdays – Saturdays: 7:30 p.m; Sundays at 2 p.m.


December 1….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. The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District 6 to 9 p.m.

December 1….59th Annual Carol of Lights -
With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights 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 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 2, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

December 1…Pride of West Texas Presents: “Calling all Elves” -
Start you holiday season with a Christmas Dessert Show featuring holiday music. A cappella music is featured by the Pride of West Texas Show Chorus, the Singing Plainsmen, and the LISD Talkington Jewel Tones! Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by calling 806-799-Sing. Broadview Baptist Church, 1302 North Frankford, 7 p.m


December 1 - 2….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; December 1: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and December 2: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

December 1 - 2
(Repeats Dec. 8, 10, 15, 16)….Children and Adults Theatrical Studios Presents: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" - A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program made its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965. In the special, lead character Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a neighborhood Christmas play, but his best efforts are ignored and mocked by his peers. After Linus tells Charlie Brown about the true meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown cheers up, and the Peanuts gang unites to celebrate the Christmas season. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Charles M. Schulz, directed by Pat Price. Tickets are $12.00. Go to for reservations. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th Street; House opens at 7 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m.


December 1 - 3 (Repeats December 8 - 10; 15 - 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 inflatables, 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 & cookies. Opening Night is Thanksgiving The train will be available opening weekend only. It will be at Santa's Land Drive thru Park November 23,24 &25 (Thursday-Saturday). It is free to everyone and all ages may ride. Lights will be on the 25th. If Santa is present he arrives at 6:30 and departs at 9 p.m. Lights out at 10 p.m. If you want to make sure Santa will be present call (806) 891-1291 or see Tahoka, TX (30 miles south of Lubbock). Park is located at South 11th &Ave O (use Google map) just off of Hwy 87. Gate opens 6:30 nightly; lights out 10 p.m

December 1 - 3….Frenship High School Presents: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
- Nine-time Dallas Summer Musical nominated Frenship theater department proudly announces their debut of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a fun twist on the beloved classic. No ordinary fairytale, this modern spin on the epic classic takes the audience into a world where a stepsister could be kind, where the most insane people can be the most magical, and where the lines of society will be broken. With every step of this journey there will not only be excitement and unexpected events, but there will also be lessons of what ordinary kindness can do for the world. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. The show is expected to sell out so the public is encouraged to secure seats today. Adult: 15.00 Student/Senior: 10.00. Learn more and secure your tickets today at: Frenship High School Performing Arts Center, 902 Dowden Rd; Show times are: Friday, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2ndat 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.


December 2….Santa Paws - Santa wants to meet your furry friend! Bring your pet to get his or her picture taken with Santa! Dog chipping, vendors, and prizes will be offered! Great for all ages! $5 per picture! Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 9 a.m.

December 2….Friends of the Library Lubbock Kris Kringle Sale - Friends of Lubbock Libraries will open the basement of Mahon Library for their Kris Kringle sale. They have restocked Books, AudioBooks, 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 books 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, checks, credit and debit cards accepted. Mahon Library, 1306 9th S; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

December 2….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. All ages but space is limited! $10 per ticket! Call 806-767-3796 to register. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

December 2….Holiday Wonderland – Everyone is invited to the Science Spectrum for a Christmas themed family event that has become a favorite Holiday tradition.

Enjoy These Activities:

• Free photos with Santa Claus. B.Y.O.C. (Camera)
• Make your own Scientific Holiday crafts
• Visit the Science Spectrum’s Holiday Train display,
giant Christmas Tree, and other festive decorations.
• Decorate and eat your own Holiday Cookies.
• Sip Hot Cocoa and Spiced Cider
• Enjoy “Cool” Holiday Science Experiments and Demonstrations
• Participate in hands-on Holiday themed Engineering activities with Alpha Omega Epsilon students from Texas Tech.

Holiday Wonderland is geared for families with children ages 3 to 12. All event activities are Free and located in the Exhibit Hall. Standard admission ticket rates will apply for the OMNI Theater and the Museum.
The Light Before Christmas film in the OMNI Theater:

Additionally the OMNI Theater will be featuring the holiday classic film, The Light Before Christmas. The film tells the delightful tale of young Katie and her brother Makean, who, after losing their way in a Christmas eve blizzard, are rescued by the Candleman, a wise, gentle man who invites them to his warm and cozy forest cottage and sparks their imagination with the timeless poem, The Night Before Christmas. Sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, the children are magically transported into the story and actually become the central characters as it unfolds on the giant movie screen, complete with Santa’s visit to their home with his full team of reindeer, all assisted by Hob, Santa’s Chief Elf. Of course, no visit from Santa can end until the stockings hung on the fireplace are filled and gifts abound under the glittering Christmas tree.
Special Holiday Ticket Rate for The Light Before Christmas OMNI Film:
$6.00 Adults
$5.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$5.50 Seniors (60+)
For additional event information visit or call 806-745-2525. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 2....The Roundtable presents: Parker, PhD "Harvesting the Wind and Sun:: Hydrogen, the New Energy Cash Crop" - 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 about11:50 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 2….Junior Rough Riders Winter Corral - Santa will kick things off by reading a story, then children will have the chance to decorate Christmas cookies and make ornaments. Participation is free to children of RHA members but costs only $5 for children of non-members. To RSVP, visit National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St; 1 – 3 p.m.

December 2 (Repeats Dec. 9, 16)….FAO Workshop of Wonder at Bealls - This holiday season, Bealls, part of the Stage Stores family, in Lubbock invites customers to experience the wonder of iconic FAO Schwarz toys through family-friendly events. The “FAO Workshop of Wonder” events will take place in stores. Children will be treated to story time with Mrs. Claus or even Santa himself reading “Return to Wonder – Toys on Tour,” an exclusive FAO Schwarz story book, only available at Stage Stores. Each child will receive a coloring book to bring home the excitement of these events. Additionally, kids will be invited to participate in arts and crafts stations to create custom ornaments and holiday cards for the whole family. To top off the fun and save the holiday memories, families can step into the Winter Wonderland Photo Booth and say, “cheese!” At each event there will also be the opportunity to win an exclusive FAO Schwarz bear. Guests will have the chance to play with and purchase the famous FAO Schwarz Giant Dance Mat Piano, Ride On Roadster and a life-size bear. Customers can also shop for a good cause by taking home Stage’s exclusive FAO Schwarz branded plush Bears that Care, available in all stores. With the sale of each Bears that Care, $1 will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation with a minimum donation of $100,000. This event is FREE. Bealls, 6002 Slide Rd; 2 to 4 p.m.

December 2….Mackenzie Walker - CD Release Party!
- Mackenzie Walker returns to the Cactus to celebrate the release of her latest CD “Orphan”. Over the past three years, Kenzie has enjoyed traveling and singing across the United States and even internationally. She has had the opportunity to appear on several network television shows including The 700 Club; The Jason Crabb Show on TBN; The Harvest Show & 700 Club Asia.Mackenzie has also had the honor of sharing our National Anthem at numerous local and national events. Most recently, she opened game 7 of the American League Championship Series, and then shared “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch, while more than 40,000 fans sang along with her! You won’t want to miss this FREE concert sponsored by The Cactus Theater. Everyone is invited to stay following the concert for a special surprise....a private screening of one of Kenzie’s favorite holiday movies to kick off the joyous Christmas season! No ticket required for this FREE EVENT - General admission seating....choose any available open seat! Concession stand will be open with your favorite Cactus treats! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

December 2….Holiday Pops Concert:“The Heart of Christmas”
- Get in the holiday spirit at this year’s Holiday Pops concert as Jeans ‘n Classics joins the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra to put a rockin’ twist on some holiday favorites in “The Heart of Christmas.” This unique mixture of Christmas classics and rock ‘n roll is one you won’t want to miss. Jeans ‘n Classics has performed with orchestras all across North America for over 20 years with over 100 orchestras bringing their fusion of classic rock and symphonies every step of the way. Be sure to join us for this one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t find anywhere else this holiday season. To reserve tickets visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


December 3….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 TTU Memorial Circle:; Registration from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and race starts at 6:45 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

December 7....Tommy Emmanuel: Classics & Christmas
December 8….New Neighbors Club Luncheon

December 8 - 9....Classic Cactus Christmas
December 8 – 9….39th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch
December 9…..The Roundtable presents: Parker, PhD

December 9….Miracles Christmas Parade 2017

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