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Eats & Bounds: 12/10/15

Dinosaurs or sugar plum fairies? This weekend, you can have it all.

Even though the high today will be in the mid 70s, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit! Lubbock has a lot to offer this weekend including your favorite Christmas movies, a presentation of the Nutcracker by Ballet Lubbock, and the annual Candlelight at the Ranch event at the National Ranching Heritage Center.

Lubbock Events

Thursday, December 10th

Alamo Drafthouse
Home Alone Quote-Along – 7pm

The Blue Light
Uncle Lucius

Friday, December 11th

Alamo Drafthouse
A Christmas Story Movie Party – 7pm

The Blue Light
Shane Smith & The Saints
w/ The Reed Brothers

The Office
Hogg Maulies w/ Kirk Baxley

Saturday, December 12th

Science Spectrum
Holiday Wonderland 2015: 10am-4pm

Bring the whole family for a FREE fun afternoon of scientific and traditional Winter Holiday activities! Enjoy holiday crafts, cool holiday science and see screenings of your favorite PBS Kids shows- Nature Cat and Wild Kratts!

PBS Kids OMNI Theater Screenings:
10:15am – PBS Nature Cat (30 minutes)
11:45am – PBS Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas (59 minutes)
1:45pm – PBS Nature Cat (30 minutes)
3:15pm – PBS Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas (59 minutes)

Want to play in the museum? Bring two cans of food per person in donation to the South Plains Food Bank, and receive $1 off museum admission!

Alamo Drafthouse
Geeks Who Drink Trivia: Star Wars – 3pm
Gremlins – 9pm

Maedgen Mainstage Theater
Caprock Celtic Christmas – 7pm

The Caprock Celtic Christmas, a treasured annual event in the South Plains holiday calendar since 2001, is a fundraiser for the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship. Singers, players, dancers, storytellers, and more gather to perform traditional repertoires of the season. The much-loved man of the house Tom McGovern serves as host, along with a gala cast of visiting guest artists from all over the globe.

Tickets, which raise funds for the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship at Texas Tech, are available in advance at the School of Music and at (general admission $10.50; seniors $4.50) as well as at the door. Students (with valid ID) admitted FREE.

The Blue Light
Grady Spencer & The Work

The Office
Hip Hop Hooray

Lies, Camera, Aktion

Wild West
Jon Wolfe

Sunday, December 13th

Alamo Drafthouse
It’s a Wonderful Life – 6pm

Monday, December 14th

Alamo Drafthouse
A Christmas Story Movie Party – 7pm

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Women’s Basketball v. Incarnate Word – 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 15th

St. John’s UMC
Holiday Chamber featuring
The LSO Brass Quintet – 7:30pm

The Blue Light
Whetherman w/ Jim Dixon

Wednesday, December 16th

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Men’s Basketball v. South Dakota St. – 7pm

Ongoing Events

November 21st – December 26th
Polar Express Train Rides
Train departs at 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30pm
12/9-12/13, 12/15-12/23, & 12/26

November 24th – January 14th
International Cultural Center
“High and Dry XV: A photographic exhibition of peoples & places of the world’s dry lands”

December 10th-23rd
Santa Land at Mackenzie Park
Nightly from 6-10pm

Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for two weeks in December for over 50 years! Between 38,000 to 41,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festival holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Concessions available. Admission is free!

December 10th-13th
The Nutcracker
12/10 – 7pm only
12/11 – 7pm only
12/12 – 2 & 7pm
12/13 – 2pm only

December 11th-12th
National Ranching Heritage Center
Candlelight at the Ranch – 6-9pm

Thousands of luminarias will line the paths to historic structures from 6 to 9 p.m. December 11-12, 2015, at the National Ranching Heritage Center as volunteer Ranch Hosts dress in period clothing to recreate holiday scenes of trimming trees, playing traditional music and gathering around a campfire on a cold winter night.

Hot cocoa and cider will be available inside the museum in Cogdell’s General Store, and children can get in line to have a special visit with Santa Claus. Although the event is open to the public and admission is free, a $2 donation is suggested.

December 12th-13th
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Discover the Dinosaurs – 10am


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