Cuffing Season in the “Hub City”

Written By Lacie Freelen

November 19, 2021

As the Lubbock wind blows colder and winter days get darker, we tend to hold close and get cozy with our special someone. In the dating world, this time of year is referred to as “cuffing season”. “Cuffing” is a term used when people get into relationships during the colder months of the year to have someone to hold for the holidays. Whether you’re in a long term relationship or you’re still in the “talking phase,” we’ve put together a “cuffing season” guide to the “Hub City” for relationships of all sorts.

Christmas Movie Parties at Alamo Drafthouse

Grab your date and celebrate the season with holiday movie parties at Alamo Drafthouse. From comedy’s like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Elf to classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and Meet Me in St Louis, Alamo has the perfect movie night planned for you and your bae. To browse movie parties and purchase tickets, visit the Alamo Drafthouse website.

Ballet Lubbock: The Nutcracker

You can’t go wrong taking your sugar plum to Ballet Lubbock’s debut of The Nutcracker at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences this season. On the weekend of December 10 – 12, get whisked away to the Land of the Sweets with your sweetheart by your side. For showtimes and tickets, visit Ballet Lubbock online.

Pro Tip: Grab dinner at Rave On, The Buddy Holly Hall’s upscale dining affair. We recommend making a reservation in advance for dinner before the performance.

Photo Courtesy of CASP Facebook

The Moonlight Market – Krampusnacht

For the creative couple, hit up The Moonlight Market inside 5 & J Gallery on December 18 from 6 – 11 p.m. for a magical holiday shopping experience. From local print pieces to handmade gifts and goodies, this market is the perfect place to snag a Christmas gift for your guy or girl. While in downtown, grab a unique bite to eat at Flippers Tavern. You and your lover will dine and drink at Lubbock’s only pinball bar specializing in artisan hot dogs and bratwursts that include toppings like ghost pepper cheese, fried eggs and avocados. With an impressive craft beer menu, enjoy a local brew on tap from The Brewery LBK or Two Docs Brewing Co.

Candlelight at the Ranch

On December 10 from 6:30 – 9 p.m, take your partner on a journey back in time to Candlelight at the Ranch. Stroll the lit pathways of the National Ranching Heritage Center to get a glimpse into a traditional pioneer Christmas. You and yours will experience yuletide celebrations that took place on the open prairie more than 100 years ago.

Photo Courtesy of Texas Tech University Facebook

63rd Annual Carol of the Lights 

Coffee, carols and Christmas lights make for the perfect holiday date night. All are welcome to experience Texas Tech University’s largest and oldest tradition in the “Hub City” on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. 

Pro Tip: Stop by Monomyth Coffeehouse on Broadway to grab a steamy sipper to keep you warm while waiting for Tech campus to light up the Lubbock sky. 

Dress up and head up to The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences on December 4 at 7:30 p.m. to be whisked away as the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra performs Handel’s Messiah; one of the most popular and beloved holiday and choral works ever written. Be sure to snap a picture for the ‘gram in front of the grand spiral staircase after the show. 

Want more holiday date ideas? Visit Lubbock in the Loop’s Christmas website.


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