Candlelight at the Ranch

Photo by Kevin Stillman.

Texas Tech University’s National Ranching Heritage Center extends its interpretation of bygone Texas ranch life to the holiday season with Candlelight at the Ranch. On the nights of December 9-10, 2016, about 4,000 glowing luminarias will light the center’s historical park, where 15 vintage structures (including the 1909 Barton House, pictured above) will offer visitors a glimpse of holidays past with period decora­tions and hosts dressed in period clothing. In the 6666 Barn, which was originally built in 1908, sip hot chocolate and apple cider as the band Brazos West plays cowboy Christmas songs. Santa Claus and a Christmas choir will also be on hand.

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