Texas Tech Kicks Off Annual Carol of Lights on December 1
Texas Tech University
A beloved holiday tradition in Lubbock is the annual Carol of Lights. This year's event will take place, Tuesday, December 1, 2015 on the Texas Tech campus.
The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Carillon concert. At 7 p.m., the Masked Rider with horse, along with the Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional and High Riders, will begin at the University Seal by the Broadway entrance. They will follow the route, lighted by luminarias, around Memorial Circle to the Science Quadrangle.
The Texas Tech Choir will perform as the lights are turned on to the delight of spectators.
Hosted by the Texas Tech Residence Hall Association, the event is attended by over 20,000 students and local residents. Started in the early 1950s, it's one of the oldest Christmas community traditions in Lubbock.
The University Police Department will close off vehicle access to Memorial Circle and the Broadway entrance for the ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on the night of the event.
I spoke with Craig Kuehnert, Carol of LIghts coordinator, about parking for the public.
He advised that an ADA parking lot is designated and the general public can utilize parking anywhere but residence hall parking lots.