Christmas time in Lubbock is known for it's Christmas lights that illuminate the night. They can be viewed in a very unique way through the services of West Texas Helicopter, the only company in Lubbock who offers such a breath taking view of Christmas time in the Hub City. NewsChannel 11 got to experience first-hand the magic of it all.
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You don't have to hitch a ride on Santa's sleigh to get a bird's view of the spectacular Christmas lights in Lubbock. West Texas Helicopter offers the chance to take a joy ride over the Hub City during the holidays.
"The lights are spectacular from the air and you get much more of an appreciation of them from up here," said Chief Pilot, Luke Bardsley. But don't let his New Zealand accent fool you, he is well acquainted with West Texas traditions. "The people of Lubbock put so much effort into the lights and there's a period of time when people are looking for things to do with their families and so we run these helicopter tours because it is such a spectacular sight to see," he explained.
Soaring at about 800 feet above the ground and traveling 120 miles per hour, the scenic view of Christmas in Lubbock is nothing short of amazing. "It's quite surreal for people who've never been in a helicopter before," said Luke.
It doesn't matter what seat you get, because each view is equally breathtaking. "There's a lot of people out there that they're interested in flying in a helicopter so this is the perfect time to do it while having an extremely good time while having a good look at the view as well. We're going to do everything nice and calm and smooth and we're just going to have a really nice time," he said.
The helicopter light tours will be given through January 2nd. By the way, prices range from $200-$400. For more information (click here).
(Click here) to enter to win a tour over Lubbock.