25th Annual Tour of Christmas Lights Opens November 30Press Release
SAN ANGELO, TX — This year, Concho Christmas Celebration celebrates its Silver Anniversary - 25 years of delighting visitors from the Concho Valley, and across the state and nation, with the dazzling Tour of Lights along the beautiful Concho River.
The 2018 Concho Christmas Celebration River Light Tour soft opening date is Friday, November 30th, with the tour running every night through Monday, December 31st. The Tour will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weeknights, and from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. A suggested donation of $5 per vehicle is greatly appreciated, and families are invited to walk, run, bike, or drive the Tour.
The Tour of Lights has blossomed from a simple walking tour to a multi-mile journey along the Concho River, featuring more than three million lights and more than seventy-five Christmas Greeting Cards. With this year’s new light scenes, and the expanded Poinsettia Field, the tour is bigger and brighter than ever, and sure to thrill young and old alike.
The afternoon of December 1 will commence with the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring the Twin Mountain Tonesmen and the San Angelo Community Band. The ceremony takes place at the corner of Concho and Chadbourne, and will begin with prelude music at 5:00 p.m. Immediately following the ceremony, guests are invited to stay downtown to enjoy the Lights of Christmas Parade, starting at 6 p.m. The parade begins at the Shannon employee parking lot on N. Oakes and will travel through the downtown area down Chadbourne, Concho and Oakes Streets.
Don’t forget to join us for our other activities, including “Bike Through the Lights,” a bicycle riding tour with Santa on Sunday, December 2nd; “Run Rudolph Run,” a non-competitive fun run on Sunday, December 16th, “Tuba Christmas” at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, December 8th at Noon; and, new this year to the Concho Christmas Celebration event lineup, “Kayak Through the Lights,” an evening paddle along the Concho River on Saturday December 15th. Please visit the Concho Christmas Celebration website.