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Upcoming Events in Panhandle Plains

Lubbock

"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

Wichita Falls

"Wait Until Dark"

Oct. 7-8, 13-15, 20-22

Backdoor Theatre , 501 Indiana Ave.

In this suspensful thriller, Susan Hendrix, a blind woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.  

backdoortheatre.org

San Angelo

Second Saturday

Oct. 8

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

The museum’s kid-sized, motorized train chugs around the grounds. There are living history tours, vendor booths, food trucks, and a new treasure hunt to help people discover the depot’s secrets.

sanangelorailway.org/second-satturday

Wichita Falls

Buddy Walk

Oct. 8

Garnett Field at McNiel Junior High, 4712 Barnett Road

Bring the family out to unite for a common cause and raise funds for The Arc of Wichita County and Play for All Community Playground at the 2022 Wichita Falls Buddy Walk. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today. Enjoy bounce houses, food trucks, music, prizes, carnival games, raffle drawings, and other activities.

ds-stride.org/wichitafallsbuddywalk

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Oct. 8

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Wear your wildest clothes and join in the fun of an interactive showing of the tea party scene from the classic "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. Learn about Victorian tea customs while snacking on punch and cake and discover historic lawn games such as croquet. Enjoy a morning the way the Kell children might have over 100 years ago.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

San Angelo

Scare Station at the Railway Museum

Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 31

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

There are places on Earth where the veil between the living and the dead has grown thin. In San Angelo, there is such a place: a train station that has stood for over 100 years. Once it shuttled people to new lives, now it transports the dead to the hereafter. This Halloween season, venture into this station at your own risk.

sanangelorailway.org

Halloween Night Tours

Oct. 14, 22, 29

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

Fort Concho invites you to join along for a spook-tacular haunted house in the Quartermaster. Children under 6 are free, however they need to be with an adult at all times.

fortconcho.com

Levelland

Petticoats on the Prairie

Oct. 14-15

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Visit a two-day juried show and the premier vintage market of West Texas since 2010. Shop unique vendors from all over the U.S. with the best in vintage, furniture, antiques, clothing, handmade goods, industrial, jewelry, repurposed items, and cool junk, too.

petticoatsontheprairie.com

Lubbock

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

Canadian

Fall Foliage Festival

Oct. 15-16

Various locations

As fall rolls in, Canadian celebrates leaf-peeping season with nature tours, an art show, a quilt show, arts and crafts, a car show, and even a snake show.

canadiantx.com

Iowa Park

Wicked Wine Run

Oct. 15

Horseshoe Bend Cellars Vineyard and Winery, 3399 Peterson Road South

Bring friends and besties to get into shape and run the Wicked Wine Run, a wine-fueled night out with great music, food trucks, games, a 5K run and 1K wine tasting walk, and a wine festival.

wickedwinerun.com/locations/texas-wichita-falls

San Angelo

En Plein Air Texas

Oct. 21-29

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts , 1 Love St.

"En plein air" is the French term for painting out in the open air. At the ninth annual En Plein Air Texas, visitors can watch over the shoulders of professional artists as they paint their interpretations of the Concho Valley area, ask questions, attend the free talks and demos, eat lunch with an artist, and take home a moment in time painted by one of the artists.

enpleinairtexas.com

Wichita Falls

Haunted Tours

Oct. 21-22, 28-29

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

This is not your typical haunted house. Tour the 113-year-old historic house museum after dark and see for yourself if it is haunted.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Cisco

Pie Fest

Oct. 22

Conrad Hilton Center, 309 Conrad Hilton Blvd.

Attend a good old-fashioned festival with Pie Fest. This pie-centric event includes a pie baking contest, pie eating contest, pie in the face game, and a 40-foot long pie buffet. There is also lots of family fun, games, music, a car show, food, and arts and crafts.

ciscotxpiefest.com

Wichita Falls

Falls Jam

Oct. 22

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

The second annual Falls Jam, presented by Herb Easley Motors, is a day full of top-notch musical talent—all to benefit the mission of Big Country Veterans.

wfmpec.com

Lubbock

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

San Angelo

Downtown Stroll Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 27

Downtown San Angelo, 24 W. Concho Ave.

Local businesses hand out treats to those who come dressed in Halloween costumes.

downtownsanangelo.com

Día de Los Muertos

Oct. 28-29

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center along the Concho Riverwalk and on the Riverstage. There is a community altar, 5K and 1-mile runs, a car show, music, vendors, and a Catrina (Mexican skull face painting) contest.

sanangelohispanicheritage.org

Wichita Falls

Not-So-Scary Halloween

Oct. 28

River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third St.

The 16th annual Not-So-Scary Halloween is a great way for kids to enjoy the treats of Halloween without the tricks. There's a costume contest, music, tasty food, cool games, fun crafts, a cakewalk, pumpkin decorating, candy, and a Flashlight Fun Trail through the United Children's Garden. DJ Marcus “Maniac” McGee is emceeing throughout the night, and the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is open for you to enjoy.

riverbendnaturecenter.org

"Clue the Musical"

Oct. 28-Nov. 26

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

The internationally popular game staged as a fun-filled musical brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. This dinner theater event features an opportunity for audience engagement, comic antics, and surprise twists.

wichitatheatre.com

Jack o' Lantern Jubilee

Oct. 29

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Bring the family and enjoy fall-themed actvities on the Kell House grounds. Decorate a pumpkin, play games, participate in a scavenger hunt, and snap some fall pictures.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Lubbock

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

Wichita Falls

Christmas Magic

Nov. 3-6

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

This fundraising event features vendors from around the country and includes clothing boutiques, one-of-a-kind crafted gifts, collectibles, Christmas décor, repurposed items, and a world of food to eat.

wfmpec.com

San Angelo

Murder Mystery at Fort Concho

Nov. 4-5

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

Modeled after the board game “Clue,” a murder at Fort Concho gives you the opportunity to play detective for a night. Listen to the suspects’ alibis, search for clues, and help Miss Terri Salva solve the whodunit. Come alone or come as a group.

fortconcho.com

Wichita Falls

Steve Trevino

Nov. 4

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

He’s fluent in wife, loves beer and barbecue, and is “America’s Favorite Husband.” Comedian Steve Treviño shares hilarious observations on fatherhood, husband-hood, and modern life-hood.

wfmpec.com

Lubbock

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

Wichita Falls

The Best Christmas Pageant

Nov. 18-19, 25-26; Dec. 2-3, 8-10

Backdoor Theatre , 501 Indiana Ave.

See the comedic family musical about the worst kids in the history of the world,  the Herdmans, crashing Sunday school and demanding parts in the Christmas pageant. The whole town panics and soon everyone is calling for director Grace to fire the Herdmans. Grace and the reverend help their community see the Christmas story (and the Herdman kids) through new eyes in this musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

backdoortheatre.org

"A Christmas Story: the Musical"

Nov. 18-Dec. 17

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

This musical brings the holiday classic "A Christmas Story" to life. The story takes place in the 1940s in Indiana and focuses on a child named Ralphie, who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.

wichitatheatre.com

Fantasy of Lights

Nov. 21-Dec. 26

Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd.

The Midwestern State University-Burns Fantasy of Lights is one of the largest holiday displays of its kind in the region, providing a festive holiday atmosphere on campus and a focal point for holiday activities in North Texas.

fol.msutexas.edu

Lubbock

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

Wichita Falls

ElectriCritters: A Lighted Christmas Display

Nov. 25-Dec. 23

River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third St.

With the flip of a switch, more than 60,000 lights on more than 200 lighted displays glitter and sparkle, bringing with it the sights and sounds of the season. ElectriCritters is a fundraiser for River Bend Nature Center and directly supports River Bend’s hands-on natural science education and outreach programs for children and adults.

riverbendnaturecenter.org

Carriage Rides

Nov. 25-Dec. 24

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave.

Take a tour of the Christmas light displays through a beautiful country club neighborhood while riding in a magically decorated carriage.

ptlcarriages.com

San Angelo

Santa's Santa Fe Christmas

Nov. 26

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

Santa Claus is coming to town by train. Stick around for free photo opportunities next to Santa. Guests can partake in shopping a variety of vendor booths, and various food trucks are on site selling their delicious entrees.

sanangelorailway.org

Amarillo

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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