College/University: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Day(s)/Week it occurs: First Friday of December
Summary of Event:
Annually, students and faculty celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at the Texas Tech by kicking off December with a Carillon concert. The 43 bells are located in the west tower of the Administration Building and what follows the bells is a torch light processional given by the Saddle Tramps and High Riders spirit organizations. The Texas Tech Trombone Choir along with combined choirs lead the crowd in singing carols such as, “O Holy Night,” in the Science Quadrangle. After the lighting ceremony, thirteen buildings within the Texas Technological College Historic District are illuminated with the over 25,000 red, white, and orange lights and they remain on the campus buildings until students return from the winter break.