SAN ANGELO, Texas — For 26 years - going on 27 - Lee Pfluger and members of the Concho Christmas Celebration committee have made the month of December in the Concho Valley one full of celebration and holiday cheer. What started as a small walking tour in 1995 has turned into a 2.5-mile drive with the banks of the concho river lit by over 3 million lights. The committee has also created a multitude of holiday events; including a fun run, parade and tree lighting.
"The Concho Christmas Celebration Tour of Lights is such an important part of the fabric of our community," said Lee Pfluger, the committee chairman.
This year, because of COVID-19, the committee has had to cancel parts of the celebration, such as the fun run, tree lighting and 'kayak through the lights.' However, even with the cancellations, Pfluger says most things remain the same. The committee has even made some new additions.
"This year we've added some concerts at El Paseo de Santa Angela on the weekends in order to create a more positive, lively experience for our guests as they're coming through," Pfluger said.
The concerts will be held at the Farmers Market Pavilion. The schedule and performers can be found at the Concho Christmas Celebration's website.
The light tour begins with a soft opening this Friday, December 4, starting at Bryant Blvd. South and 1st Street.