Texas Tech University hosting 61st Carol of Lights ceremony

Texas Tech University hosting 61st Carol of Lights ceremony

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Texas Tech University is hosting the 61st installment of its Carol of Lights celebration at 6:30 p.m. December 3rd.

The theme for this year is  “The Night of 20,000 Lights.” The event was organized by the Texas Tech Residence Halls Association, and for the ceremony have taken around nine months to complete.

“The gasp from the crowd the moment the switch is flipped and the lights come on is one of my favorite things about the evening,” D’aun Green, senior associate managing director of University Student Housing, said. “From the processional to the final carol, Carol of Lights is one of the most memorable and treasured traditions of our university."

In addition to building being covered with lights the ceremony will also include a nearly 40-foot Christmas tree that will stand behind the University seal at the school's Broadway entrance. 

The Masked Rider, Raider Red and the Saddle Tramps will  lead a torch lighting starting at 7 p.m.

If you can't make the event it will be broadcast  live on 88.1 KTXT-FM "The Raider," Lubbock’s PBS station KTTZ-TV and on livestream. 

The lights will be lit every night from dusk until midnight every night until January 2nd. 

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