Texas Tech University

Weihnachtsfest and Candlelight at the Ranch Rescheduled

Hope Lenamon

December 6, 2018

Due to winter weather predictions, the events have been pushed back one week.

WHAT: Weihnachtsfest and the 40th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch have been rescheduled due to inclement weather warnings for Friday and Saturday (Dec. 7-8).

WHEN: Weihnachtsfest will now be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 14., and Candlelight at the Ranch will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15.

WHERE: Locations for the events have not changed.

EVENTS: Visitors to Weihnachtsfest are invited to experience German Christmas traditions including music, crafts, gingerbread cookies and sausage prior to Candlelight at the Ranch. The first 25 people in attendance will receive a ticket for free hot chocolate redeemable during Candlelight at the Ranch. The event is hosted by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the National Ranching Heritage Center, The Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures and the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.

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. Santa Claus will be available for pictures in the Pitchfork Pavilion. Admission is free, but a donation of $5 per family is suggested. Enjoy an early entrance and reserved parking from 6-6:30 p.m. by purchasing a VIP ticket online for $75 per carload with a maximum of eight people.

CONTACT: Randi Stevens, assistant director, International Affairs, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2698 or randi.stevens@ttu.edu or Sue Jones, Unit Coordinator, National Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2646 or sue.jones@ttu.edu