With temps in the 70s, it's hard to believe that it's time for Santa Land.

For the last 61 years, Santa Land has been a Lubbock tradition that continues to get better every single year.

Santa Land’s Opening Ceremony will happen on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. The current Lubbock City Council will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, kick the Christmas lights on and open Santa Land.

Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for the past 60 years, and admission for all ages is free. Santa Land is open every evening from December 10-23, 2017, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. nightly.  Approximately 50,000 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 6:00 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. Don’t forget to look for Bo, Santa Land’s very own Elf on the Shelf, each night and message your pictures of him to our Parks and Recreation Facebook page to enter a chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate from Academy Sports + Outdoors.

So start counting down the days -- it will be here before you know it!

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