SAN ANGELO, TX – This year will mark the 28th anniversary of the Concho Christmas Celebration Tour of Lights – a unique and cherished tradition of San Angelo and the Concho Valley. The 2021 annual Concho Christmas Celebration Tour of Lights will begin with the “soft” opening on Friday, December 3rd, and will run every night through Friday, December 31st.
The Tour will open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weeknights, and from 6 p.m. to Midnight on Friday and Saturday evenings. A suggested donation of $5 per vehicle is greatly appreciated, and families are invited to walk, run, bike, or drive the Tour.
Concho Christmas Celebration has become a community and state-wide tradition which is beyond compare. The Tour has blossomed from a simple walking tour in the El Paseo de Santa Angela to a multi-mile journey along the Concho River, featuring more than three million lights and more than seventy Christmas Greeting Cards.
The Tour of Lights is one of many activities coordinated by Concho Christmas Celebration. The afternoon of December 4th will commence with the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring the Twin Mountain Tonesmen and the San Angelo Community Band. The ceremony will take place at the corner of Concho and Chadbourne, and will begin around 5:15 p.m., with a prelude of music starting at 5:00 p.m.
Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, guests are invited to stay downtown and 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.
Don’t forget to join us for our other activities, including “Bike Through the Lights,” a bicycle riding tour with Santa; “Tuba Christmas” at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts; and “Kayak Through the Lights,” an evening paddle along the Concho River.
For event-specific dates and times, please visit the Concho Christmas Celebration website, www.conchochristmascelebration.com.