56th Annual Carol of Lights Celebration Coming Tuesday

Everyone is invited to celebrate the holiday season with Texas Tech University in person or online as more than 20,000 colored lights illuminate the campus.

WHAT:           56th Annual Carol of Lights: Celebrating Spirit and Tradition

WHEN:           6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 2)

WHERE:         Memorial Circle and Science Quad, Texas Tech University campus

EVENT: Texas Tech University will host the 56th annual Carol of Lights holiday event Tuesday, “Celebrating Spirit and Tradition.” The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Carillon Concert followed by the lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. at Memorial Circle and the Carol Concert at 8 p.m. at Hemmle Recital Hall.

Hosted by the university's Residence Halls Association (RHA), the event features performances of traditional carols by the Texas Tech choirs and a torch-light processional led by the Saddle Tramps and High Riders spirit organizations. The processional will start at the university seal at the Broadway Avenue entrance and follow the lighted route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quad.

This year, those unable to attend Carol of Lights can listen live to the ceremony on KTXT-FM 88.1 or watch the event online here hosted live by KTTZ-TV. Lubbock residents also can watch Carol of Lights on Suddenlink channel 128 or over the air on CREATE TV channel 5.2.

Parking is available in the north commuter parking lot near Jones AT&T Stadium. Campus streets in the vicinity of Memorial Circle will close at 5:30 p.m. and will remain closed until the completion of the event. Increased handicapped parking will be available in the R1 parking lot north of 15th Street directly behind the chemistry building. A campus map is available here.

The Silent Raiders will provide signers for those with hearing impairments. Any individual needing special accommodations related to a disability can email RHA at rha@ttu.edu.

The lights will be on from dusk until midnight each day through Jan. 1.

For more information about the celebration, please visit the Carol of Lights website.

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CONTACT:  Craig Kuehnert, assistant director, Student Leadership Development, University Student Housing, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1113 or craig.kuehnert@ttu.edu.