Texas Tech University

University to Host 63rd Annual Carol of Lights®

Lucy Greenberg

November 22, 2021

The time-honored Texas Tech tradition returns in person this year.


 WHAT: Texas Tech University's 63rd Annual Carol of Lights®: “Walking in a Winter Raiderland” 

WHEN: Tuesday (Nov. 30): 6:30 p.m. carillon concert; 7 p.m. ceremony 

WHERE: Memorial Circle, Texas Tech campus  

EVENT: Texas Tech University's Residence Halls Association in collaboration with University Student Housing and Hospitality Services, will host the 63rd annual Carol of Lights®: “Walking in a Winter Raiderland” on Tuesday (Nov. 30) at Memorial Circle. At 6:30 p.m., a carillon concert will be performed by Gregory Brookes at the Administration Building's west tower. At 7 p.m., Raider Red, the Saddle Tramps and the Masked Rider will begin the torch light processional.  

Formerly known as “Christmas Sing,” the Carol of Lights® has been a favorite tradition at Texas Tech since it was established by students in 1959. Each year, more than 25,000 colored lights illuminate buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance to campus. A 38-foot Christmas tree located behind the Texas Tech seal on Broadway Avenue also is lit.   

Parking is available in most faculty, staff or commuter lots. ADA parking is available in the east section of the R1 parking lot, accessible from 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. Accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing will be provided.


CONTACT: D'aun Green 
Senior associate managing director, University Student Housing, Texas Tech University   
(806) 834-5813