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Upcoming Events in Panhandle Plains

Amarillo

Farm and Ranch Show

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Find about 500 exhibitors showcasing agricultural products, services, and technologiesis at one of the nation’s largest indoor farm and ranch shows. 

ideaggroup.com/amarillo

Wichita Falls

Santa House

Nov. 30-Dec. 9

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Santa and company invite you for a visit to their Texas home for the holidays. Santa’s elves guide visitors of all ages through a magical Christmas wonderland, including the original play “The Magical Rocking Horse, Part I,” a visit with Santa himself, a stop in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen for a cookie, and then step into Santa’s workshop to make an ornament to take home.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Amarillo

Christmas in the Gardens

Dec. 1-8, 12-15, 19-23

Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive

Christmas in the Gardens readies you for the holiday season with a stroll through the Amarillo Botanical Garden’s glowing foliage.

amarillobotanicalgardens.org/events

San Angelo

Christmas at Old Fort Concho

Dec. 2-4

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Stroll through Fort Concho's 24 historic buildings and 40 acres for holiday shopping, entertainment, food, special displays, children's events, special programs, and living history.

fortconcho.com

Andrews

Holly Jolly Weekend

Dec. 2-4

ACE Arena, 1441 SH 176 East

Celebrate the season with three days of festivities that begin on Friday with the lighted Christmas parade and continue on Saturday and Sunday with the annual Sugar Plum Marketplace featuring merchandise vendors, food trucks, and an ice skating rink.

andrewstx.com

Borger

Hometown Christmas

Dec. 2

Main Street, 500th Block of Main Street

In the heart of Borger, the twinkle of lights and holiday cheer floods Main Street as locals and visitors celebrate the season. Hosted by local nonprofit Project Build Borger, the day is filled with live music, vendors, a car show, Christmas movie showing, carriage rides, a parade, and a beer garden.

facebook.com/projectbuildborger

Coleman

Christmas on Commercial

Dec. 2-4

Downtown Coleman, 218 Commercial St.

Ring in the holiday season with three days of family fun. Food trucks are set up downtown, and Saturday brings breakfast with Santa, the Little Mr. and Miss Christmas pageant, shopping, craft vendors, the Sip and Stroll, and a lighted parade.

colemancountytexas.com

Lubbock

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

Amarillo

Center City Electric Light Parade

Dec. 2

Downtown Amarillo , Polk Street

Kick off the holiday season with the Center City Electric Light Parade in downtown Amarillo. This year's theme is "March of the Toys." The parade includes visits with Mr. and Mrs. Clause, food vendors, music, and the lighting of the city's Christmas tree.

centercity.org/lightparade

Maxwell's Magical Christmas

Dec. 2-23

Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm , 12908 Bell St.

Celebrate the holiday season with more than 20 activities at Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm, including visits from Santa, the Trail of Lights, and a Christmas market.

maxwellspumpkinfarm.com

Sweetwater

Applause! Christmas Special

Dec. 3

Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, 201 E. Fourth St.

The holidays come to Sweetwater in the form of a student art show and a Christmas concert featuring the Southwestern University string Quartet and a choir.

sweetwaterauditorium.org

Anson

Christmas Tour Of Homes

Dec. 3

Various locations, 1132 W. Court Plaza

Uniquely decorated homes showcase individual decorating styles that feature both newer and traditional Christmas decor. Stop by each house on the tour to see a festive variety of holiday expression.

Quanah

Christmas Festival and Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown Quanah, 300 Main St.

It's the holidays in Quanah and festivities include a lighted parade, visits with Santa, a chocolate party, vendor booths, Christmas carols, food, and games.

Post

Light Up Post

Dec. 3

Downtown, 105 Main St.

This Christmas celebration in downtown Post begins in the morning with merchants and vendors hosting a sip and shop. The Silent Night Village is open for "Taste of Post," with food vendors serving local specialty foods. Santa and Mrs. Claus and a pesky Grinch welcome children. Then, a Lighted Float Parade lines up in the late afternoon on Main Street, where regional antique firetrucks and local floats brighten the streets.

cityofposttexas.com

Canyon

Christmas Open House

Dec. 3

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave.

For its one-day-only Christmas Open House, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum bustles with holiday activity. Along with Santa taking requests at his sleigh in the snowy woods of Hazlewood Lecture Hall, children can make holiday crafts, listen to storytellers weave Christmas stories in a cozy living room setting with a crackling fire, and hear children’s choirs and entertainers fill the rest of the museum with music from the Derrick Room. Santa's helpers also have a cookie station.

panhandleplains.org

Sweetwater

Parade of Lights and Christmas on the Square

Dec. 5

Downtown , Oak Street

Spend the evening on Oak Street and watch the annual Christmas parade roll through downtown. Local businesses give out complimentary hot chocolate and goodies.

Vega

Christmas on the Square

Dec. 5

Vega Courthouse Square, 105 S. Ninth St.

Spread holiday cheer and head to the courthouse square of Vega for shopping, sweet treats, and festive beverages.

oldhamcofc.org

Lubbock

"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

Amarillo

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 9-11

Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.

See Lone Star Ballet perform its annual production of the classic Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker," which attracts generations of fans each year. 

lonestarballet.org/season-of-dance

San Angelo

"The Influence of Sculptor Charles Umlauf"

Dec. 9-Feb. 5

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

Michigan-born, Austin-based sculptor Charles Umlauf influenced artists around the world and art students, including Farrah Fawcett, at the University of Texas, where he taught for 40 years. Come see this exhibit featuring artworks that show the influence of Charles Umlauf on other artists.

samfa.org

"Selections and New Acquisitions: San Angelo Museum of Fine Art's Spanish Colonial Collection"

Dec. 9-Feb. 5

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

Since 2005, Spanish Colonial and Mexican religious art has been one of the focus areas of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art's Permanent Collection. This collection now numbers about 100 works including eight major masterpieces of the Mexican Baroque period.

samfa.org

Sweetwater

Cookies with Santa

Dec. 10

National WASP WWII Museum, 210 Avenger Field Road

Bring the kids to see Santa and snap a picture, then enjoy free cookies and drinks.

Anson

Parade of Lights

Dec. 10

Various locations, 1132 W. Court Plaza

The Anson High School band, several equestrian groups, more than 30 beautifully decorated floats, and antique vehicles take to the streets for a traditional Christmas parade.

Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball

Dec. 15-17

Pioneer Hall, 2301 Avenue G

Originating in 1885, this ball includes dances that are still presented in a frontier atmosphere, with the pioneer steps having been preserved to help ratify Anson's claim as the home of Western dance. This year's lineup includes music from Michael Martin Murphy, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, and Jake Hooker.

texasccb.com

Lubbock

"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

San Angelo

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day

Feb. 26

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St.

Celebrate the contributions of the buffalo soldiers to West Texas and the military frontier with displays, living history, and special talks. Buffalo soldiers were Black soldiers who mainly served on the Western frontier after the Civil War. Their duties included helping with westward expansion, building roads and infrastructure, and guarding the U.S. mail.

fortconcho.com

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