Santa Land opens December 10th - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Santa Land opens December 10th

Provided by: City of Lubbock

Bring your children and grandchildren to Mackenzie Park and enjoy a long-time Lubbock tradition when Santa Land opens to the public on Tuesday, December 10, at 6 p.m.

Children from Lubbock and surrounding communities are invited to Santa Land's Opening Ceremony to help Lubbock City Council members welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, turn on the lights in this winter village with its 60-foot Christmas tree and officially open Santa Land.

Lubbock Parks and Recreation have hosted Santa Land for the past 57 years. Admission for all ages is free. Santa Land will be open every evening from December 10th to the 23rd from 6 to 10 p.m.

Between 38,000-41,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each evening at 6 p.m. during this 14-night event, a sleigh with tiny reindeer bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to Santa Land to hear the Christmas wishes of area children.

Youth this year can look for Bo, Santa Land's very own Elf on the Shelf, and have a chance to win an iPad Mini sponsored by Betenbough Homes!

Enjoy live entertainment most evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hot chocolate and other refreshments are available for sale at the concession stand. Parents are welcome to bring cameras and video cameras to take photos of their children with Santa at no charge. For those who forget their cameras, keepsake digital photos may be purchased for $5 each.

The entrance to Santa Land is from the East Broadway entrance into Mackenzie Park just east of Avenue A and the South Plains Fairgrounds.

Parks and Recreation is grateful to its sponsors and the Lubbock community for their help in underwriting some of the costs for Santa Land and for bringing this annual event to the children of West Texas at no charge. Sponsors include Betenbough Homes, David Drum Repair Service, Daybreak Coffee, Superior Health Plan, Tom's Tree Place, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Joyland Amusement Park, South Plains Lanes, Latino Lubbock Magazine, Lubbock Fire Department and Lubbock Police Department.

For more information, contact Lubbock Parks and Recreation at 775-2673 or 775-2687, visit our website at www.playlubbock.com or like us on Facebook!

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