Carol of Lights going virtual, but Texas Tech will still glow for Christmas season

For A-J Media

If there’s one Texas Tech University tradition every Red Raider knows, it’s the Carol of Lights. Held each year near the end of the fall semester, the annual event concludes with the flick of a switch and the glow of more than 25,000 colored bulbs illuminating the 18 buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance to campus.

The event is presented thanks to the hard work and dedication of students in the Texas Tech Residence Halls Association, part of University Student Housing. Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Carol of Lights will go on – with some changes. The biggest change? The event, themed “The Matador Lights,” will be entirely virtual.

“There will be no in-person events associated with Carol of Lights this year,” said D’aun Green, senior associate managing director of University Student Housing. “By offering the event virtually, we can

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