The Junior League of Lubbock Presents
Holiday Happening 2016
Beneath the Wreath

November 16-20, 2016
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

For 37 years, the Junior League of Lubbock’s Holiday Happening has become the kickoff to the holiday season on the South Plains each November.  Since 1979 the Junior League of Lubbock has raised over 5 million dollars for the Lubbock and surrounding communities.  That money has funded numerous community programs and signature projects that make a difference in the lives of children and families every day.

More than 17,000 shoppers attend Holiday Happening to shop with over 130 local and national merchants in one location.  Families welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus, on their first visit to the South Plains for the holiday season, at Breakfast with Santa.  In addition, there are also two exclusive events, Sneak Peek and Ladies’ Day, which offer an exclusive view into the trends and styles of the 2016 Holiday Season!

While themes, the décor trends, and the one of a kind aprons have changed over the years, one thing has remained the same – the mission to raise funds that go back into the community through the Junior League of Lubbock’s signature projects.  By purchasing tickets and attending events, YOU have made raising those funds possible! 

The Holiday Happening 2016 committee would like to thank you for 37 years of support and partnership in making Lubbock a better place, and we look forward to seeing everyone “Beneath the Wreath”!



Thank You to our Exclusive Premier Sponsor


The 2016 Holiday Happening Committee Would Also Like to Say Thank You to:

Robert Lance- Premier Jewelry Sponsor

Atmos Energy- Sneak Peek Sponsor

Pat Ham, Realtors- Ladies’ Day Sponsor

Double T Smiles- Pajamas and Pop-Tarts and Breakfast with Santa Sponsor

For a complete list of Holiday Happening Sponsors - Please Click Here 



Events and Tickets

You may purchase tickets online by making your selections below.  Or you may call our ticket number 806.445.9637 or purchase them at the Holiday Happening west ticket booth located at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane anytime during the show. Purchased tickets will not be mailed. All purchased tickets may be picked up during ticket booth hours. Click here for the Holiday Happening 2016 Ticket Booth Schedule.

If you have any questions regarding ticket purchases, please contact TJ Evans, Holiday Happening Ticket Chairman, at 806.445.9637.

Star Tree Information:

Don’t forget while you are shopping, to purchase Star Tree gift certificates from your favorite Holiday Happening Merchants.  Each merchant has provided the Junior League of Lubbock with two $50 gift certificates that shoppers can purchase at ½ price for $25 apiece.  Please remember, the gift certificates are only valid during Holiday Happening 2016 and cannot be redeemed for cash. The Star Tree table will be located outside of the Banquet Hall entrance so buy yours before they are gone!

Week Long Auction:

The week long auction will begin at 5:30p.m. on Wednesday, November 16th and end at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 20th.  A variety of gift certificates will be packaged together in uniquely themed baskets to be auctioned off online.  All bidders will be able to bid on the items either at the Civic Center while they are shopping or online from any location.  The Holiday Happening 2016 Committee is excited to offer this convenience, so all of our supporters have a chance to bid on their favorite items even if they are unable to attend.  Stay tuned for more information!

Click here if you wish to give your ticket purchase credit to a JLL member. If you are currently an Active or Provisional member, please use your login to receive credit for your ticket purchases. Active and Provisional members should not complete this form.

ALL TICKET PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE 

Quantity Price Name
online sales closed $45.00 Sneak Peek 2013
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Wednesday, November 20

Grab your friends for a first look at the merriment that is Holiday Happening. Enjoy stroller-free shopping, a silent auction and cash bars. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert prepared by At Your Service Catering. Let Gary Vaughn capture your night out with a fabulous photo and mingle and jingle with J. Hoffman’s as they showcase the latest fashions. Come experience an exclusive night of shopping before Holiday Happening 2013 opens to the public!

$45 per person

5 p.m. – JLL Sustainer-only shopping; 6 p.m. – doors open

Sneak Peek Sponsor: Atmos Energy
Premier Jewelry Sponsor: Robert Lance Jewelers
Benefit Drawing Sponsor: Dillard's
Food Catered by At Your Service Catering

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.Sustainer-only shopping and cash bar
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sneak Peek stroller-free shopping and cash bar
Mingle and Jingle Style Show by J. Hoffman's
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sneak Peek Silent Auction
9:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Auction Checkout
online sales closed $40.00 Ladies' Day 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Thursday, November 21

Enjoy Walking in a Winter Wonderland of elegance at our Ladies Day Brunch and style show. Hosted by Terri Furman and Nikki-Dee Ray, our style show will be presented by the stores of Kingsgate Shopping Center. You will also get to enjoy our feature entertainment, Broadway sensation David Gaschen, as you dine on a plated meal prepared by Market Street®. You won’t want to miss this fabulous event!

$40 per person
*Snowflake tables of 8: $500

Ladies’ Day Sponsor: Pat Ham
Style Show Sponsor: Kingsgate Shopping Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Ladies' Day Silent Auction
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Market Hall Shopping
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Stroller-free Market Hall shopping and cash bar
11 a.m. Brunch catered by Market Street® and style show featuring the merchants of Kingsgate Shopping Center
2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.Auction Checkout
online sales closed $500.00 Ladies' Day Snowflake Tables

$500 per table- must be purchased as table not individual seats
A limited number of Snowflake Tables are available.

Premier VIP seating for 8
Complimentary mimosa or champagne
Unique take-away ornament
online sales closed $15.00 Jingle Bells & Jammies
Friday, November 22

Jingle all the way to our children’s event to hear a story from Mrs. Claus, visit with Santa and enjoy scenes from The Nutcracker, performed by Ballet Lubbock. Breakfast will be provided by Chick-fil-A®. Please bring a box of Pop-Tarts® to benefit Food2Kids.

$15 per person
Ages 1 & up
Tickets include a visit with Christmas Ponies
No Reserved Seating

Christmas miniature ponies will be on hand to greet you and your children as you arrive for our events and will be there through the weekend! Admission to Christmas Ponies: $3 per child, parents free. Admission free with children’s event ticket.

Breakfast with Santa Sponsor: Double T Smiles, Dr. Nadene Tipton, Orthodontics for Children and Dr. Roger Tipton, Pediatric Dentistry
Food Sponsors: Accessory Touch and Chick-fil-A® (Slide Road & Milwaukee locations)


9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Photographs with Santa by Gary Vaughn
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Visit with Christmas Ponies
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.Children's Day Silent Auction
10 a.m. Breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A®
Scenes from The Nutcracker, performed by Ballet Lubbock
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Market Hall shopping
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Saturday, November 23

Your little ones’ eyes will light up with joy at the sight of Santa! Enjoy breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A® and scenes from The Nutcracker, performed by Ballet Lubbock. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with Santa by Gary Vaughn! On your way out, be sure to leave your letters for Santa in his mailbox! Please bring a box of Pop-Tarts® to benefit Food2Kids.

$15 per person
Ages 1 & up
Tickets include visit with Christmas Ponies
No Reserved Seating

Breakfast with Santa Sponsor: Double T Smiles, Dr. Nadene Tipton, Orthodontics for Children and Dr. Roger Tipton, Pediatric Dentistry
Children's Gift Sponsor: Stephen Joseph
Food Sponsors: Accessory Touch and Chick-fil-A® (Slide Road & Milwaukee locations)

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Photographs with Santa by Gary Vaughn
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Visit with Christmas Ponies
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Children's Day Silent Auction
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.First Seating
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Second Seating
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.Third Seating
Breakfast provided Accessory Touch and by Chick-fil-A® (Slide Rd & Milwaukee locations)
Scenes from The Nutcracker, performed by Ballet Lubbock at all seatings
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Visit with Christmas Ponies
2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.Auction Checkout
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Market Hall Shopping

online sales closed $15.00 First Seating (9am)
online sales closed $15.00 Second Seating (10:30am)
online sales closed $15.00 Third Seating (12pm)
online sales closed $5.00 Holiday Happening Benefit Drawing

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Enter for your chance to win fabulous prizes including jewelry from Robert Lance Jewelers, Corral Boots from Dollar Western Wear, Texas Tech Football camp and more. New this year, you will be able to purchase a ticket during any of our events and during shopping hours. You will place your ticket in the box for the item you would like to win and on Sunday, November 24th, we will draw a winner!

Tickets: $5 or 5 for $20

Benefit Drawing Sponsor: Dillard's

online sales closed $7.00 Market Hall 2013

Market Hall
November 21-24

Market Hall Shopping Tickets: $7 (ages 5 and up)

Find unique gifts for everyone on your list! 

Market Hall General Shopping Hours:

Thursday, November 21st: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.(Stroller free shopping 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Christmas Ponies 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Friday, November 22nd:10 a.m.-8 p.m.(Photos with Santa by Gary Vaughn 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Christmas Ponies 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Saturday, November 23rd:10 a.m.-8 p.m.(Photos with Santa by Gary Vaughn 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Christmas Ponies 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Sunday, November 24th:10 a.m.-5 p.m.(Christmas Ponies 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)