Look Around Lubbock: Candlelight at the Ranch

Look Around Lubbock: Candlelight at the Ranch

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The National Ranching Heritage Center will host its 40th annual Candlelight at the Ranch on Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will celebrate Christmas as it might have been on the open prairie in frontier days. There are more lights this year than any previous Candlelight with more than 4,000 luminarias that line the paths of the historic park, lights outlining the museum, guiding the roofline of the 6666 Barn and the stone sign on the Marsha Sharp Freeway, and the Fourth Street front gate leading into the NRHC. Despite more lights and sparkle, holiday scenes created in the center’s historic structures will be lit as much as possible with only lanterns, fireplaces and campfires. With the help of more than 150 volunteers each night—all dressed in period clothing—holiday scenes will be recreated in structures as visitors pass cowboys camped out with their horses and brewing coffee over a chuck wagon fire.

In cooperation with the NRHC, the International Cultural Center (ICC) at Texas Tech will host a celebration of German Christmas traditions from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The ICC and NRHC are located within walking distance of each other, and both events are free and open to the public.

The NRHC is located at 3121 Fourth Street.

The ICC is at 601 Indiana Ave.

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