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The City of Lubbock is preparing for the 64th Annual Santa Land celebration, but as with many events this year, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted how Santa Land will operate in December.

Santa Land is a City of Lubbock tradition that normally attracts 50,000 people each year. This year, the city's Parks and Recreation Department announced that Santa Land will be a drive-thru event from December 10th - 23rd, 2020 from 6 to 10:00 p.m. each night.

Santa Land will still be free, but instead of people getting to walk around the holiday village and take pictures in front of the giant Christmas tree, they will have to stay in their vehicles. There still aren't too many details about what exactly this year's Santa Land will look like, but the City of Lubbock encouraged people to stay tuned to playlubbock.com for details and to follow on social media.

In a Facebook post, the City of Lubbock did announce that the disc golf area in Mackenzie Park off East Broadway between Canyon Lake Drive and Cesar Chavez Drive will be closed until the event is over and torn down.

Of course, this isn't the first Christmas event to be changed this year. Last week, KFYO News reported that the Carol of Lights at Texas Tech University would be a virtual event. It was also reported that Candlelight at the Ranch would be a virtual event this year as well although there will be a drive-thru component.