There’s an old saying in Texas that goes, “If you don’t like the weather, stay awhile and it’ll change.” And it’s true! Things can be a bit unpredictable on the High Plains in the winter time. Here are a few activities to consider if you’re looking to escape the blustering winter air.
If you’re looking to space out after your final exams, the Moody Planetarium at Texas Tech University is the perfect spot. From educational shows like the History of the Universe (in 25 minutes) to impressive laser shows set to the tune of The Beatles and even Lady Gaga, the Moody Planetarium has something for just about every type of star gazer. Check their website for a full schedule of events and show times. Don’t forget to flash your student ID for $3 admission.
LCU Rock Wall
Reach new heights and learn new skills by taking a trip to the top of LCU’s very own rock wall. The wall was constructed by taking two shipping containers and stacking them end-to-end, allowing climbers to nearly reach the top of the field house. Learn more about the rock wall and climbing courses on the recreational life website here.
LCU basketball is in full swing during the winter season and there’s no better way to warm up than to cheer on the Chaps at the Rip Griffin Center. Get the scoop on all Chap athletics as well as schedules at LCUchaps.com.
Embrace your inner nerd and celebrate your fandom at Lubbock’s very own comic convention. Lubbock-Con is all about creating a nerd community for the 806, including cosplay, comics, gaming, Star Wars, and more! The fun happens February 23-24 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Follow Lubbock-Con on Facebook for more info.
You don’t have to be a PGA pro to enjoy a round of golf at 4ore! And you don’t have to depend on the weather, either. The facilities here offer 60 climate-controlled tee boxes that you and a group of friends can enjoy year-round. Challenge your friends to one of the many competitive golf-simulated games for all ages and skill levels. Plus, they feature great food and live music each weekend. Visit their website to plan your trip.
First Friday Art Trail
The FFAT is held the first Friday of every month in historic downtown Lubbock. Grab hot chocolate and stroll local artists’ collections with your friends.
Lubbock Community Theater
The Lubbock Community Theatre runs seasonal performances that are always a treat to watch. Plan to see A Tuna Christmas in December 2018 or The Diary of Anne Frank February 2019 to get the most out of their run!
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Feel festive and fancy this winter by spending your evening with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Their have been providing professional musical performances and quality musical education for over 70 years. Holiday concerts and Winter Chambers are on the schedule now.
We hope you enjoy this winter season in Lubbock with these fun local activities! Now, plan to get the most out of your Christmas break using our Christmas break guide below.