10 Reasons to Visit Lubbock, Texas this Winter

Written By Ruth Tingey

November 30, 2021

The Winter months in Lubbock, Texas are some of the most magical and eventful of the year. From checking off your holiday to-do list and finding the best cup of hot cocoa to cozy up with, to the multiple unforgettable performances on Lubbock’s calendar, a trip to Lubbock this winter will be memorable.

Ballet Lubbock’s the Nutcracker at Buddy Holly Hall 

Let the sugar plum fairies dazzle your sense of child-like wonder this holiday season as the curtain lifts on Ballet Lubbock’s Nutcracker at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. Running from December 9 – 12, this timeless performance is sure to please the whole family! 

43rd Annual Candlelight at the Ranch

Candlelight at the Ranch is a long-time community tradition that gives attendees a holiday experience like no other. Illuminated by candles, the National Ranching Heritage Center transforms into the holiday’s of years past. 

Photo Courtesy of Cactus Theater

Grand Ol’ Christmas Show at Cactus Theater 

The Grand Ol’ Christmas Show premieres December 10 at 7:30 p.m. This live musical comedy at the historic Cactus Theater is sure to stop time during your busy holiday season and spark the Christmas spirit within. Purchase your tickets today to this one-of-a-kind Christmas spectacular! 

Local Holiday shopping

Last minute shopping to do? The local boutiques and shops in Lubbock have got you covered for all of your stocking-stuffer and under the tree delights! To name a few: Odds and Ends Boutique, which is a favorite for farmhouse finds and gifts; Barque Gifts, your one-stop-shop for all stationery, and niche gifts; River Rose is a little bit hippie and a little bit Texas chic, for the perfect combination for stylish apparel and accessories. 

Hot chocolate round-up

It’s that time of year when the world consumes hot chocolate like it’s going out of style. So, it’s important to know where to get a steamy, rich cup of cocoa. A few local favorites include: Ninety Two Cafe, this chic- french style place in the perfect place to add a little joie de vivre to your mug;  Sugar Browns Coffee Co is a Lubbock staple and their menu has a must-try hot chocolate; J’s Creamery is already famous for their delicious frozen custard, but trying their decadent hot chocolate should definitely be on your Lubbock bucket-list!

Officer and a Gentleman

This classic, beloved musical is premiering at The Buddy Holly Hall on January 11 – 12. Don’t miss the opportunity to see a heart-felt classic during your stay!

Lee Brice Live in Concert

On January 14 the famed house-hold name is coming to Lubbock for one of the hottest concerts of the season. Bring your cowboy boots and come ready to rock at this unmissable show.

Disney Princess the Concert

For an enchanting night that your kids are sure to talk about for years to come, The Disney Princess Concert at The Buddy Holly Hall is a must-see! This nostalgic and energetic concert on February 2 will even have all of the parents singing classic Disney Princess songs at the top of their lungs. Surprise your kids with tickets today! 

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

On February 26th, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra performs Ecstasy by Scriabin and Strauss. This performance is sure to please the classical music lovers in your life.

Wine and Chocolate Fantasia

This February become a wine efficiato during the Wine And Chocolate Fantasia at Llano Estacado Winery. Your friends and family will be impressed at your knowledge of the divine pairing after you attend this event!

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