Conexión San Ángelo/ Staff report

SAN ANGELO – This year will mark the 24th anniversary of the Concho Christmas Celebration Tour of Lights – a unique and cherished tradition of San Angelo and the Concho Valley.  The 2017 annual Concho Christmas Celebration Tour of Lights will begin on Saturday, December 2nd and will run every night through Sunday, 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 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.  With this year’s updated and newly placed light scenes, the tour is sure to thrill young and old alike.

The Tour of Lights is one of many activities coordinated by Concho Christmas Celebration. The afternoon of December 2nd 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.  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 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; “Run Rudolph Run,” a non-competitive fun run; “Tuba Christmas” at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts; and “Santa’s Santa Fe Depot.”  For event-specific dates and times, please visit the Concho Christmas Celebration website,

For more event information, please contact Donna Donaldson at 325-944-4444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Visit our website at, or our Facebook Page at Concho Christmas Celebration.

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