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Enjoy a 62-year Lubbock tradition. Children from Lubbock and surrounding communities are invited to Santa Land’s opening ceremony, where Lubbock City Council members welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, turn on the Christmas lights in the winter village, and officially open Santa Land. Approximately 50,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each evening during this 14-night event, a sleigh with tiny reindeer bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to Santa Land to hear the Christmas wishes of area children. Don’t forget to look for Bo, Santa Land’s very own Elf on the Shelf, each night and message your pictures of him to the Parks and Recreation Facebook page to enter a chance to win a $500 gift card from United Supermarkets. Families enjoy live entertainment most evenings. Hot chocolate and other refreshments are available for sale at the concession stand. Parents are welcome to bring cameras to take photos of their children with Santa at no charge. For those who forget their cameras, keepsake digital photos may be purchased.
Mackenzie Park LUBBOCK, Texas