How to Experience Your Favorite Hub City Holiday Festivities this Year

Written By McKenna Dowdle

November 20, 2020

This December, experience the magic of the holiday season at home! We know traditional celebrations may look different this year, but who says we have to miss out on all of our favorite “Hub City” festivities? As the crackle of the fireplace echos in the background, grab a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite blanket, dim the lights and let the hygge transform you into a winter wonderland from your couch! Take a look below for updated details on Lubbock’s annual performances and events.

Candlelight at the Ranch

Candlelight at the Ranch
The National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) and Texas Tech Public Media will host a virtual Candlelight at the Ranch on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. on KTTZ-TV, which is channel five in the Lubbock area. You can also click the link for an online viewing of the event. Red Steagall will guide viewers through ten historic ranch structures as local talent takes viewers back in time. 

NRHC has also partnered with The Cakery for viewers to order a cookie decorating kit to enjoy while watching the premiere. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Candlelight fund for 2021. 

Ballet Lubbock Nutcracker
This year, Ballet Lubbock is showcasing a special narrated video presentation of the Nutcracker. This 60-minute production is available to download and stream on your home device beginning December 11 and will be available through the 31st for $30.

Pack up your ballerinas and head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theater for a showing on the big screen on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person. 

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

Holiday Movie Magic
Each November, Junior League of Lubbock hosts Holiday Happenings, a holiday market at the Lubbock Civic Center. This year, to kick of the season, visitors can experience Holiday Movie Magic on Sunday, November 22 at the Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theater. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the movies will begin shortly after. General admission is $40 per vehicle of four people. Additional tickets are $10 per person. Guests have the option of purchasing a VIP Pass for $150 which includes reserved parking, a limited edition Holiday Movie Magic gift bag and two letters to Santa. The movies being showcased include Arthur Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) and Elf. Tickets are available here

Share with us your cozy car set-up or comfy night in using #LiveLoveLubbock! Happy holidays! 


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