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Lubbock

Travel Region

Panhandle Plains

Population

250,000

Those who take time to explore the “Hub City” will find a notable wine scene, thanks to the High Plains’ bounty of vineyards, an influential music scene, and a fascinating selection of museums. Few cities honor their heritage as enjoyably as Lubbock, home to museums focused on Buddy Holly, windmills, agriculture, and—a favorite top destination nominee for a number of TH readers—the National Ranching Heritage Center.

Upcoming Events

"Little Women, The Musical"

Oct. 7-9

McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St.

Based on the beloved American novel by Louisa May Alcott, this musical follows the story of Jo March and her sisters and family. Set during the Civil War, the performance has beautiful music and a message about family that's suitable for all ages.

visitlubbock.org/event/lcu-theatre-presents-little-women-the-musical

Grape Day Celebration

Oct. 15

Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 E. FM 1585

Celebrate the grape harvest and 46 years of Texas winemaking at the 28th annual Grape Day Celebration. Patrons can enjoy self-guided tours, art booths, local vendors, food, bounce houses for kids, and live music from local favorites.

llanowine.com

A Day to Remember, The Used, and Magnolia Park in Concert

Oct. 25

Lonestar Pavilion and Event Center, 602 E. 19th St.

Reminisce on a day in the 2000s with A Day to Remember, The Used, and Magnolia Park at one of Lubbock’s most popular outdoor venues.

songkick.com/concerts/40401723-a-day-to-remember-at-lonestar-pavilion-and-event-center

Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party

Nov. 3

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Have a magical experience with Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party as they stop in Lubbock on their Misery Loves Company Tour. Piff blends magic with comedy, while Puddles, the 7-foot sad clown whose golden voice is comparable to rock legends like Tom Jones and Freddie Mercury, sings.

visitlubbock.org/event/piff-the-magic-dragon-and-puddles-pity-party-the-misery-loves-company-tour

Justin Moore in Concert

Nov. 5

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Join country music star Justin Moore at the Buddy Holly Hall as he performs his latest album, "Late Nights and Longnecks." With a classic country charm and multi-platinum hits, this is sure to be a concert for the books.

visitlubbock.org/event/justin-moore

Tim Allen

Nov. 12

Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Laugh with award-winning actor and comedian Tim Allen at The Buddy Holly Hall. This show is sure to be an enjoyable evening in downtown Lubbock.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/tim-allen

Deck the Halls with Disney

Nov. 22

Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Disney Concerts presents Deck the Halls with Disney featuring DCappella. Delight in a family night out set to the magical and musical sounds of Disney’s premier a cappella singing sensation, DCappella. Kick off the holiday season as DCappella takes you through a musical journey featuring all of your favorite holiday songs plus Disney’s greatest hits from "Encanto," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Frozen," and "Moana."

etix.com/ticket/p/4176705/dcappella-deck-the-halls-with-disney-lubbock-the-buddy-holly-hall-helen-devitt-jones-theater&utm_campaign=DCapel

Carol of Lights

Dec. 2

Texas Tech University , 2500 Broadway

Walk into a winter wonderland at Texas Tech University's Carol of the Lights. This tradition is home to a 38-foot Christmas tree, 20-foot wreath, and over 25,000 lights surrounding Memorial Circle. Spectators can watch the lighting ceremony while enjoying hot cocoa and enjoy Christmas carols performed by Texas Tech's combined choirs.

ttu.edu/traditions/carol.php

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 8-11

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts , 1300 Mac Davis Lane, Suite 1

Ballet Lubbock presents their annual performance of "The Nutcracker." This holiday classic follows the dreams of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and travel through the Lands of Snow and Sweets. Kids of all ages love the whimsical costumes, music, and an adventurous plot that's sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

balletlubbock.org/performance-archive/the-nutcracker

Candlelight at the Ranch

Dec. 9-10

National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St.

Visitors step into a "living Christmas card" when the annual Candlelight at the Ranch recreates a frontier holiday similar to those on the open prairie from 1780 to 1950. More than 4,000 luminaries line the paths of the historic park as volunteer ranch hosts dress in period clothing to recreate holiday scenes from another era. Guests enter through the front doors and proceed to Campbell Patio, where they can buy kettle corn, hear Christmas carols provided by the Lubbock High School choir, and access the park trails of their choice. Santa Claus greets visitors in the Pitchfork Pavilion, and cowboy Christmas music plays in the 6666 Barn.

ranchingheritage.org/nrhc-events/candlelight-at-the-ranch/#upcoming

"Friends! The Musical Parody"

Feb. 2

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

How You Doin'? Calling all "Friends" enthusiasts: This musical parody recreates fan-favorite moments from all 10 years of America's highest-rated sitcom. A fast-paced, uncensored performance, this show is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/friends-the-musical-parody

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