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Events from 12/15/2017 to 12/22/2017

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27th Annual Christmas Lane

  • Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • 2501 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-795-3547Volunteer Services
  • 12/08/17 - 12/23/17
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Lighted outdoor Christmas displays as well as an indoor display that includes animated dolls and figures.

 

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Pet Night with Santa

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Brandi Moreno
  • 12/15/17 - 12/15/17
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Photo prices vary and are available through Cherry Hill Photo.

Bring your furry friends for an exclusive holiday photo session with Santa.

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Youth Lock-in at Sears Recreation Center

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-734-5306Jeff White
  • 12/15/17 - 12/16/17
  • 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • $10-Person

Lock-in will feature midnight movie, pizza, games, and tons of fun activities. Space is limited, so register today at www.abilenetx.gov/signup.

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Boot Scootin' at Eller Hall

  • Eller Hall
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $4-$10

Live music with Midnight Blue food and dessert trucks, friends and family, and small town fellowship.

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Cocoa and Treats With Santa

  • Cricket Wireless
  • 3458 Catclaw Dr.Abilene
  • 325-603-8042Brianne Chavez
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

Take a picture with Santa and enjoy some treats! 

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Fa La La in the Forest

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Abilene State Park
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $5-Per car

Visit Santa's workshop for hot chocolate, cookies, crafts and apple cider. Take a drive through a winter wonderland of lights at each camp site. If you decorate your campsite in Oak grove, Brushy trail, Shelter area, and Pecan you get your second night free and a chance to win a great prize.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

Holiday at the Hall

  • City Hall
  • 555 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5306Jeff White
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Free

Outdoor festivities include an ugly sweater 1 mile walk/run starts and the movie 'Elf' will be shown on the lawn of City Hall. Indoor festivities include selfies with Santa, gingerbread competition, refreshments and more.

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Lantern Tours and Holiday Shop

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Heather Reed
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • $5-Person; Free-Children five and younger

Celebrate the holiday season at the Village! We're the first stop on the Buffalo Gap Christmas Trail with the lantern tours, unique gifts, crafts, door prizes and meet the artist.

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451Randy Cole
  • 12/21/17 - 12/21/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • Ticket prices vary.

See characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in a holiday adventure.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/23/17 - 12/23/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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Winter Break Camp

  • GV Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-734-5306Jeff White
  • 12/26/17 - 01/05/18
  • Dec., 26-29; Jan.,2-5
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • $50

Up, up, and away to register for the Super Heroes Winter Break camp sponsored by the City of Abilene Recreation Division. Children ages 6 to 13 will enjoy daily lunch, snacks, arts & crafts, gym games, superhero adventures, touch a truck experience, field trip, and more.

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Eula Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament

  • Eula High School
  • 6040 FM 603Clyde
  • 325-529-3605Josh Fostel
  • 12/28/17 - 12/30/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission
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Comedian Rodney Carrington in Concert

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6211Box Office
  • 12/30/17 - 12/30/17
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Ticket prices vary.

An American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package. Advised for mature audiences.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/30/17 - 12/30/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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Paramount Film Series: Gypsy

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 12/31/17 - 12/31/17
  • 7:30 pm
  • $7

After years as traveling entertainers, the lives of a stage mother and her two daughters drastically change when the younger, more talented daughter marries and leaves the act. Starring: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood; color, 143 minutes, not rated, 1962.

Legally Blonde the Musical, Jr.

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 01/12/18 - 01/14/18
  • Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.
    Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $10-$20

The show follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams featuring a cast of local performers ages 8 to 18.