51st Annual Carol of Lights to Be Held Wednesday

This year's ceremony, “Lighting the Path for Tomorrow” will feature more than 25,000 red, white and orange lights.

Lights on Campus of Texas Tech

Texas Tech University will host the 51st annual Carol of Lights celebration “Lighting the Path for Tomorrow.” The carillon concert will start at 6:30 p.m. with the outdoor ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, at Memorial Circle.

During the event, more than 25,000 red, white and orange lights will illuminate 13 buildings surrounding Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance. About 20,000 Tech students and local residents attend the annual event, which is sponsored by the Texas Tech Residence Halls Association. As one of Texas Tech’s oldest traditions, the event has also been embraced by the Lubbock community.

The traditional carillon concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in the science quadrangle followed by the Masked Rider leading in the Saddle Tramps and High Riders in the Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional.

Also, find out What It Feels Like...To String 25,000 Holiday Lights and read about the history behind the celebration in 50 Years of Shining Bright.