Holiday Events in West Texas

Some of our favorite folks live in West Texas and boy do they know how to celebrate Christmas! Here are a few of our “can’t miss” celebrations.



60th Annual TTU Carol of Lights – November 30, 6:30Holiday Events in West Texas - Lubbock
With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights illuminate 18 buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway Entrance to the campus during Texas Tech University’s Carol of Lights. This year is the 60th anniversary of the event and the fun starts at 6:30pm but the campus will remain lit throughout the holiday season for all to enjoy

Cheers Rockin. Christmas Light Tours – December 5 – December 21Holiday Events in West Texas - Lubbock
Grab your friends and family to rock the night away as you tour some of the best Christmas lights in the Lubbock area. These private tours will pick you up at a location in Lubbock and let you jam to some of your favorite music while strolling through neighborhoods with excellently lit houses. The cost is $150/hr (with a 2 hr minimum) for a night filled with holiday fun.


El Paso:

El Paso WinterFest –  November 18 – January 6Holiday Events in West Texas - El Paso
Come join the city of El Paso in the traditional lighting of San Jacinto Plaza followed by the Celebration of Lights Parade. The Plaza will be filled with more than 400,000 mini lights adorning 120 trees and the infamous WinterFest Tree glowing brightly in Downtown El Paso showcasing big beautiful ornaments and creating a little bit of holiday sparkle. The lights at San Jacinto Plaza will shine daily from 5:30 p.m. through 1 a.m. until January 6. Enjoy the ice rink throughout the holiday season with winter ambiance & fun for the whole family or step inside the inflatable snow globe for the insta-worthy backdrop to the family holiday photo.


San Angelo:

Concho Christmas Celebration – November 30 – December 31Holiday Events in West Texas - San Angelo
The Concho Christmas Celebration encompasses a 2.5 mile drive along the banks of the Concho River featuring over 3 million lights in the tour. This year’s event is the 25th anniversary and the festivities include the well-known ‘Tour of Lights’, a Live Nativity scene, the annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony and Lights of Christmas Parade, the opportunity to take a bicycle ride with Santa and so much more. Don’t miss out on all the fun this holiday season in San Angelo!

Christmas at Old Fort Concho – December 7 – 9Holiday Events in West Texas - San Angelo
As you start the holiday season in San Angelo, take in Christmas at Old Fort Concho, the fort’s largest annual event. Forty acres and twenty-four buildings at the landmark are filled with shopping, entertainment, light displays, children’s workshops and special events. Each day, visitors can experience the Winter Rendezvous, which are campsites with hundreds of re-enactors and period traders who bring the 1800s alive.