November 24, 2011



November 24 (Opening Day) (repeats Nov. 25-27; December 3-4; 10-11; 17-18, 23-25)….Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park in TahokaEveryone is invited 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 Santa is present he departs at 9 p.m. If you want to make sure Santa will be present please call (806) 891-1291. Tahoka, Tx (30 miles south of Lubbock). Park is located at South 11th and Ave O just off of Hwy 87. Open at 6:30 p.m. Lights out no earlier than 10 p.m.


November 25….Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater: Trains, Trains and More Trains
- Rocky Mountain Express: Now Showing in the OMNI Theater through the Holidays. Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. The completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in the Rockies in 1885 ranks among the greatest engineering feats in history. Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam to re-live this alpine nation-building odyssey. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival images and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in a an era of remarkable ingenuity and struggle and a region of stunning natural beauty. For additional film information visit:

General Admission Ticket rates for OMNI Theater Films:
$8.00 Adults / $6.50 Children (3-12) / $6.50 Seniors (60+)
For showtimes visit or call 806-745-6299.

November 25…."Ransom at Dry Gulch” (HELD OVER) - More hilarity and great music as the cast of "Poker and Lace" returns in a Jane Prince Jones play, featuring Kurt Kiser, Mark Martin, Jere Lowe, Mike and Mariel Morgan, Ashley Hayes and Jane Prince-Jones as saloon owner "Belle". Dozens of songs ranging from pop to country are interwoven in this comic farce set in the old west. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.; 7:30 p.m.


November 26….Cactus Theater presents: Joe Ely Unplugged - Back by popular demand, Joe Ely returns to the Cactus stage with an unplugged acoustic performance. Tickets are $35.00 and $30.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


November 27….Minis and Friends South Plains Fundraiser in Slaton, Texas
- Enjoy a unique Christmas experience: pictures with Santa and a miniature horse. These mini-horses are therapy animals that bring smiles and laughter to many people. Your participation will help to create smiles for some people who greatly need them. All money raised goes to the care of the minis and to continue providing visits at no charge to children’s homes, nursing homes, etc. Photos with Santa and a mini-horse are $5.00 (includes photo and a frame card) or $3 with your camera. United Supermarket in Slaton, 2-4 p.m.


November 29….Mannheim Steamroller In Concert
- Celebrate your holidays with “The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis.” The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state of the art multimedia effects in an intimate setting. The group has sold 28 million recordings in the United States alone...thanks primarily to its series of "Fresh Aire" recordings that feature contemporary interpretations of yuletide favorites. To purchase tickets please call 806.770.2000 or visit any Select-A-Seat outlets. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Question: Which department store is recognized as hosting the first Thanksgiving Day parade?
(Hint: It's NOT Macy's)

Gimbel's Department Store (Philadelphia, PA)
Winners: Gina M. of Lubbock and Pat W. of Lubbock.

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, two winners will be chosen for Family 4-paks of Polar Express tickets...good Mondays through Fridays at 8 p.m. through December 21st. Winners may choose their preference of date.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Ride This Train" as your subject title.

The Question: Which James Bond film ended with agent 007 and Solitaire aboard a train?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at Midnight and the winners will be contacted by mid-afternoon Monday. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

December 2…TTU Moody Planetarium Goes All-Digital
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17…."Ring Around Rosalie”
December 3….Christmas Craft Show
December 4….Nutcracker Tea 2011

December 9-10….33rd Annual Candlelight at the Ranch

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