7 p.m. Dec. 1, Memorial Circle, Engineering Key and the Science Quad
Hosted by the Residence Halls Association
The 59th annual Carol of Lights marks the beginning of the holiday season on the Texas Tech campus. Raider Red, the
Masked Rider, the Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional and the High Riders will
begin the ceremony at the university seal at the Broadway entrance to campus and follow
the luminaria-lighted route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quad. The ceremony
will also feature the Texas Tech Trombone Choir and the Texas Tech University Combined Choirs. Professor Gregory Brookes will sing “Oh Holy Night.” Lights will continue to be
turned on every day from dusk to midnight from Dec. 2 through Jan. 1, 2018.
The Texas Tech Matador Singers, University Choir, University Singers and the Women’s Chorale will host their annual Carol Concert after Carol of Lights. Audience members will
be provided with printed lyrics in the concert program and are encouraged to sing
along with holiday staples. The concert will feature arrangements of traditional carols
alongside concert selection by well-known composers. Tickets are $5 for those 18 and
under and $10 for the general public, including seniors and non-Texas Tech students.
Texas Tech students with a valid student ID will receive free admission. Tickets can
be purchased at the door prior to the performance or at the School of Music website.
Four times a year, the National Ranching Heritage Center hosts a Saturday activity
designed exclusively for children aged 5 to 12. At the Winter Corral, Santa will read to children before they decorate Christmas cookies and make ornaments.
The event is free for Ranching Heritage Association members and $5 for non-members.
To register online, visit here.
The Texas Tech Symphonic Band will celebrate the holidays in the city and country
side with their final concert of the year. Tinsel-trimmed cities and festive lights
will be conveyed through the performance which features several selections by well-renowned
band composers. The concert is free and open to the public.
Sponsored in part by a grant from the CH Foundation
Experience German Christmas traditions including music, crafts, gingerbread cookies
and sausage prior to the Candlelight at the Ranch. The first 25 people in attendance
will receive a ticket for free hot chocolate redeemable during Candlelight at the
Visitors to Candlelight at the Ranch will step into a “living Christmas card” as volunteer
Ranch Hosts dress in period-appropriate clothing and recreate Christmas scenes in
15 historic structures dating from the 1780s to the 1950s. Admittance is free, but
a donation of $5 is suggested. Enjoy an early entrance and reserved parking from 6-6:30
p.m. by purchasing a VIP ticket for $50 per carload with a maximum of seven people.
The Lubbock Chorale presents “Messiah Singalong and Locklair’s Gloria.” The Chorale will perform a freestanding
“Gloria” by contemporary American composer Dan Locklair followed by a performance
of the Christmas and nativity portion of Handel’s “Messiah” featuring the “Hallelujah
Chorus.” Audience members are invited to sing the choruses. Musical scores will be
provided. For tickets, call (806) 770-2000 or visit Select-a-Seat.
For more information: Visit the Lubbock Chorale homepage or call (806) 778-4980
Hosted by the Texas Tech School of Music and the Museum of Texas Tech University
Carols specially arranged for low brass ensembles will be performed collaboratively
by students and community members. Tuba, euphonium, baritone and sousaphone players
of all ages and abilities are invited to perform. For rehearsal and registration information,
visit here. The concert is free and open to the public.
The theme of the 17th annual Caprock Celtic Christmas is “A Desert Miracle.” Singers,
players, dancers, storytellers and more will perform traditional repertoires of the
season. The Celtic Christmas has become a Lubbock favorite with adults and kids alike,
and advance ticket purchase is strongly advised. Tickets are $10.50 for general admission,
$4.50 for seniors and free for Texas Tech students with a valid ID. Tickets can be
purchased here or at the door. All funds raised benefit the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship
at Texas Tech.
The Texas Tech Residence Halls Association (RHA) is the second largest student organization on campus. RHA strives to provide
leadership opportunities, programming and services relevant to its 6,200 on-campus
Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as
well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition,
electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.
It consists of the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science
Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark,
and the Val Verde County research site.
The museum also offers masters degrees in Museum Science and Heritage Management and
a wide variety of educational programs for the general public.