Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Lubbock, Texas

Written By McKenna Dowdle

November 10, 2022

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Lubbock, Texas! As the temperature nears freezing, bundle up, order your favorite seasonal beverage from a local cafe and allow the crackle of the fireplace echoing in the background of your favorite cafe transform you into a hygge-filled winter wonderland! Take a look below for updated details on Lubbock’s annual performances and events.

Ballet Lubbock’s the Nutcracker at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences 

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. This timeless performance is sure to please the whole family! 

Annual Candlelight at the Ranch

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

Santa Land and Mackenzie Park

Load the family in the car and head east to Santa Land at Mackenzie Park! Experience the holiday village featuring the Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget to tune into Christmas music at 1280 AM while you drive through the event!

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! At Odds and Ends Boutique, which is a favorite for farmhouse finds and gifts, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the homemakers in your life. For a more Lubbock-centric souvenir, Barque Gifts is your one-stop-shop for all stationery, and niche “Hub City” gifts. Stop by Mountain Hideaway for an adventure to hunt down the perfect item for the explorers in your life!

Seasonal Drinks

As Lubbock’s infamous freezes loom over our head, it’s important to know where to get a steamy, rich cup of joe. A few local favorites include Ninety Two Cafe, this chic- french style cafe in the perfect “third place” to add a little joie de vivre to your mug; Sugar Brown’s Coffee Co is a Lubbock staple and the seasonal menu features a delectable winter-inspired latte; The brewers at Two Docs Brewing Co. are known for their creativity inside a barrel with a list of delicious, soul soothing craft beers ideal for a winter wonderland.

Share your Lubbock winter photos with us on social media using #LiveLoveLubbock! 


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