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december, 2023

08dec(dec 8)6:30 pm09(dec 9)9:00 pmCandlelight at the Ranch @ National Ranching Heritage Center @ 6:30pm

Event Details

Candlelight at the Ranch
National Ranching Heritage Center
3121 4th Street

Friday, December 8th – Saturday, December 9th
6:30pm – 9:00pm

The holiday season is right around the corner! The National Ranching Heritage Center will be dressed in all its holiday finery for the 45th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch.

The event is FREE (suggested donation of $5) and does not require a ticket.

Want to make an extra-special evening of it? A VIP Experience Pass may be just what you are looking for. VIP passes are $75 and include:
– 1 reserved parking space
– Early entry from 6 – 6:30 for you and 6 guests (7 people total)
– Holiday refreshments and snacks

Passes for 2023 will go on sale to the public on November 13. ***Please note: You only need to purchase 1 VIP Pass for each parking spot needed, not for each person.

Holiday scenes will be recreated in 15 historic structures such as the 1838 El Capote Log Cabin, 1886 XIT Ranch headquarters, 1888 Matador Half-Dugout and 1909 Queen-Anne style Barton House. Visitors will have maps pointing the way to each structure.
Volunteers bring the ranch to life in each structure, play live music, sell hot cocoa, make kettle corn, help Santa with his visitors, serve meals to the volunteers, keep pathways safe, sing Christmas carols, oversee the parking lot and much more.

The lighted pathways are wheelchair and stroller accessible as visitors pass cowboys camped out near their horses and brewing coffee over a campfire. Visitors can purchase refreshments in the decorated 6666 Barn and on the Campbell patio while they listen Christmas music with a Texas swing.

We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you at the Ranch!
Candleight at the Ranch is made possible by the Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation, Inc. and The C͟H͟ Foundation.

In cooperation with the NRHC, the International Cultural Center (ICC) at Texas Tech will host Weihnachtfest: A Celebration of German Christmas Traditions from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. Traditions include the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble of the Texas Tech School of Music, crafts, gingerbread cookies and sausage. The ICC is located within easy walking distance of the NRHC at 601 Indiana Avenue and the event is free to the public.


8 (Friday) 6:30 pm - 9 (Saturday) 9:00 pm



3121 4th Street, Lubbock, TX