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White Elephant Gift Shop

  • Global Samaritan Resources
  • 2074 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9991Heather Juarez
  • 11/08/21 - 12/17/21
  • Visit website for details
  • $10 minimum donation per gift

Find a gift for any exchange parties you may attend throughout the season. Global Samaritan invites you to check out all the white elephants gifts they have to offer.

 
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Sue & Paul in the Mall

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 11/15/21 - 12/24/21
  • Free

Two of Santa’s elves have arrived at the Mall of Abilene to spread holiday cheer. Sue and Paul will be located throughout the mall for you to find. Make sure to like the Mall of Abilene Facebook page to find Sue and Paul’s location every couple of days. If you find them snap your picture with them and post in the event for a chance to win a jolly gift. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.

 
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Kid's Coloring Contest

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 11/18/21 - 12/16/21
  • Free

Download or pick up a coloring sheet for a chance to win dinner with Santa Claus. One winner will be drawn from the returned coloring sheets for dinner with Santa on December 17 from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Download the coloring sheet here or pick one up at the Mall of Abilene.

 
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Santa Photos & Visits

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 11/19/21 - 12/24/21

Stop by The Woodlands in the Women’s Dillard’s Courtyard for your chance to visit Santa and make sure you're on the nice list. Don't forget while visiting Santa to grab photos for the holidays. Every Tuesday is a special photo day:

  • Dec. 7: Friend Day
  • Dec. 14: Flannel Day
  • Dec. 21: Pajama Day
 
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Long Monday with Jim & Evan at the Ice House

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 11/22/21 - 11/22/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler and Evan Christian.

 
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Long Monday with Jim & Evan at the Ice House

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 11/29/21 - 11/29/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler and Evan Christian.

 
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Christmas Lane

  • Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • 2501 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-795-3547Shae Butts
  • 12/03/21 - 12/26/21
  • Sun. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m.
    Fri. - Sat., 6 to 10 p.m.
    Dec. 20 to Dec. 26, 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Free
    Donations Accepted

Christmas Lane features over 120 outdoor Christmas displays. Donations and sponsorships for this event go to the Abilene Volunteer Services Council (the only non-profit for the people who live at AbSSLC). 2021 is a drive-thru-only event. You must remain in your vehicle at all times.

 
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Pet Days with Santa

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 12/06/21 - 12/20/21
  • Mondays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Join Santa every Monday through the 2021 Holiday Season for Pet Days. The Mall of Abilene appreciates everyone helping to make this a safe and fun time. For more information and requirements please click here.

 
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Long Monday with Jim & Evan at the Ice House

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 12/06/21 - 12/06/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler and Evan Christian.

 
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ZZ Top 50th Anniversary Tour

  • Taylor County Coliseum
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 12/07/21 - 12/07/21
  • Doors Open, 6:30 p.m.
    Show Begins, 8 p.m.
  • $42.50-$72.50

Head to the Taylor County Coliseum and watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, ZZ Top, perform live for their 50th Anniversary Tour! 

 
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Chandler Huntley at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/08/21 - 12/08/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Chandler Huntley at the Ice House. 

 
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Jim Sadler and Adam Flores at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 12/08/21 - 12/08/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Jim Sadler and Adam Flores on the patio.

 
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Book Signing with John Thompson

  • Texas Star Trading Co.
  • Suite 101
  • 174 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-672-9696Carol Dromgoole
  • 12/09/21 - 12/09/21
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Book is $16.99

John Thompson will sign copies of his new memoir, Memories of a Texas Oilman at Texas Star.

 
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Sydney Dillard at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/09/21 - 12/09/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Sydney Dillard at the Ice House. 

 
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The Berty Boy Relapse Tour featuring Bert Kreischer

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 12/09/21 - 12/09/21
  • 7 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Coming off of his hugely successful outdoor run, the Hot Summer Nights Tour 2020, as the first-ever stand-up comedian to embark on a drive-in comedy tour, renowned comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer announces The Berty Boy Relapse Tour.

 
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Abilene Community Theatre Presents: A Doublewide, Texas Christmas

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271
  • 12/09/21 - 12/12/21
  • Thurs. - Sat., 7:30 p.m.
    Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $13-$15

The lovable and hilarious characters from ACT’s 2020 smash hit are back. The quirky citizens of Doublewide, TX are facing down threats to their newly incorporated town. At the same time, there is the county-wide Battle of the Mangers to win. What could possibly go wrong? Directed by Stacey Love. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

 

Special Holiday Performance

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 12/10/21 - 12/10/21
  • 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Free

What’s better than Holiday Music while you shop? Taylor Elementary School's Voice of Taylor will be located in the Woodlands near Santa for a holiday performance.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Chrissy Phillips

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 12/10/21 - 12/10/21
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Chrissy Phillips.

 
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Paramount Film Series: 'White Christmas'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 12/10/21 - 12/11/21
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

 
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Abilene Society of Model Railroaders Open House

  • Westwood Professional Building
  • 598 WestwoodAbilene
  • 12/11/21 - 12/12/21
  • Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sun., 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Model train layouts and displays with operating model trains in various scales, including main giant HO-scale layout of over 1,000 square feet. Huge collection of Brio wooden trains for kids to play with. This year is the club's 30th anniversary.

 

 
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AYSA JINGLE JAM

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Marysa Travieso
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

All ages Christmas event and AYSA fundraiser. 3V3 basketball competitions, fast 4's volleyball competitions, basketball shootout, Christmas pictures, food, prizes and more. 

 
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Doughnuts with Santa

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 201 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-660-6031Beth Joy
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a doughnut with Santa at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. The first 100 children will receive a special book from Santa and there will also be a fun holiday project in the art studio.

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • $15-Per Person; $13.50-Military (with ID) & Seniors (65+); Free-Children 5 and younger

This walking tour is a fun, poetic and informative adventure of Downtown Abilene that includes history, current creativity, local business knowledge.

 
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Special Holiday Performance

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Free

What’s better than Holiday Music while you shop? Enjoy Turning Pointe Dance Academy as they host a holiday dance performance out of this world. Located near Santa in the Woodlands.

 
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Girl Scout Crafts/Signups

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a fun-filled activity hosted by the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. 

 
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Paw Pics With Santa & Mrs. Claus

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-794-6432Cindy Knox
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Dog/Cat Food Donations (5 lb minimum)

Abilene Kennel Club is partnering with Re/Max to provide pet food for dogs and cats who need a little more this year. Donated bags of dog or cat food (minimum 5 lbs) will go to Meals on Wheels for their clients with pets and you receive a complimentary photo of your dog with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

 
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Swenson House Holiday Tour

  • Historic Swenson house
  • 1726 Swenson St.Abilene
  • 325-201-3524Dennis Regan
  • 12/11/21 - 12/12/21
  • 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • $10
    Free-12 and younger

Tour the Historic Swenson House all dressed up in full Christmas decor. 

 
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Fa La La in the Forest

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Abilene State Park
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Entrance fees will be waived during the event. Donations to the Friends of Abilene State Park are appreciated ($5/car suggested).

Campers will adorn their campsites, screened shelters, and yurts with lights and decorations. The public is invited to take a drive-through tour of the park. This year the park will return to serving as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots and we'll be accepting donations to the Abilene Food Bank on the night of the event. 

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Matt Stapp

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Matt Stapp.

 
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Brennon Bosworth at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Brennon Bosworth at the Ice House. 

 
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Landon Hoffman at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Landon Hoffman on the patio.

 
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Long Monday with Jim & Evan at the Ice House

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 12/13/21 - 12/13/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler and Evan Christian.

 
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Special Holiday Performance

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 12/14/21 - 12/14/21
  • 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Free

What’s better than Holiday Music while you shop? Enjoy Abilene ISD's Sound Wave Hand Bell Choir. Located near Santa in the Woodlands.

 
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Abilene Community Band Christmas Concert

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-695-2422
  • 12/14/21 - 12/14/21
  • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a festive evening of music by the Abilene Community Band.

 
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FitzWillie Wednesday with Evan and Mike

  • The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/15/21 - 12/15/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Acoustic duo variety with Michael Murray and Evan Christian.

 
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Della Rose at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 12/15/21 - 12/15/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Della Rose on the patio.

 
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TJ Templeton at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/16/21 - 12/16/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by TJ Templeton at the Ice House. 

 
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Blan Scott at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/17/21 - 12/17/21
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Blan Scott at the Ice House. 

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Braydon Zink

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 12/17/21 - 12/17/21
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Braydon Zink.

 
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Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-721-5182
  • 12/17/21 - 12/23/21
  • $15

The Abilene Zoo invites you to Christmas Celebration powered by Reliant. Enjoy the wonder of the holiday while meeting Santa’s magical reindeer, ice skating, walking through immersive light displays, watching a professional ice sculpture show, and experiencing the spirit of the season at a live nativity. Guests will find loads of family fun and perfect holiday picture spots throughout the zoo’s beautifully decorated zones including Caribbean Christmas, Fire & Ice, the Nutcracker, Lone Star Christmas, Santa’s Reindeer Stables, and Enchanted Elm.

 
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Abilene Community Theatre Presents: A Doublewide, Texas Christmas

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271
  • 12/17/21 - 12/19/21
  • Fri. - Sat., 7:30 p.m.
    Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $13-$15

The lovable and hilarious characters from ACT’s 2020 smash hit are back. The quirky citizens of Doublewide, TX are facing down threats to their newly incorporated town. At the same time, there is the county-wide Battle of the Mangers to win. What could possibly go wrong? Directed by Stacey Love. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

 
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Dexter and the Moonrocks at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/18/21 - 12/18/21
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Dexter and the Moonrocks at the Ice House. 

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 12/18/21 - 12/18/21
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Regular admission applies for non-military members.

Military Appreciation Day at the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap with free admission for current and former military members and their families.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Brett Patterson

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 12/18/21 - 12/18/21
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Brett Patterson.

 
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Mila Harrison at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 12/18/21 - 12/18/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Mila Harrison on the patio.

 
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AYSA Passing/Serving Camp

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 12/20/21 - 12/21/21
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • $50

This camp is for athletes looking for extra skill-specific training. Emphasis will be placed on repetition, technique, maximum efficient mobility, and proper mechanics.

 
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AYSA Triple Threat/Finishing Camp

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Javaris Jones
  • 12/20/21 - 12/21/21
  • 3rd to 6th Grade: 9 to 10:30 am
    7th to 12th Grade: 11 am to 12:30 pm
  • $50

Learn high-level techniques for breaking down defenses and creating easy scoring opportunities for yourself and your teammates.

 
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Long Monday with Jim & Evan at the Ice House

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 12/20/21 - 12/20/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler and Evan Christian.

 
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Caleb Sutton at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/22/21 - 12/22/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Caleb Sutton at the Ice House. 

 
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Ryan Kolek at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 12/22/21 - 12/22/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Ryan Kolek on the patio.

 
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Jackson Hatch at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/23/21 - 12/23/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Jackson Hatch at the Ice House. 

 
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Eula High School Holiday Classic

  • Eula High School
  • 6040 FM 603Clyde
  • 325-529-3605Josh Fostel
  • 12/27/21 - 12/29/21
  • Fees Apply

High school invitational basketball tournament. 

 
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Long Monday with Jim & Evan at the Ice House

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 12/27/21 - 12/27/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler and Evan Christian.

 
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40th Annual Abilene Winter Circuit

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-669-3984Coleta Rosson
  • 12/28/21 - 01/01/22
  • Call for times & admission

Annual winter cutting event.

 
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Danny Jaymes at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/29/21 - 12/29/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Danny Jaymes at the Ice House. 

 
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Holt Jones at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 12/29/21 - 12/29/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Holt Jones on the patio.

 
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Matt Austin at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/30/21 - 12/30/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Matt Austin at the Ice House. 

 
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Holiday Blood Drive

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 12/30/21 - 12/30/21
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Heroes come in all shapes and types, save a life and donate today. Hosted by Hendrick Regional Blood Center. Located in Women’s Dillard’s Courtyard.

 
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EC3 at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 12/31/21 - 12/31/21
  • 8 to 11 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by EC3 at the Ice House. 

 
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Paramount NYE Film: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 12/31/21 - 12/31/21
  • 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

 
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30th Anniversary Abilene Spectacular

  • Taylor County Expo
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-669-3984Coleta Rosson
  • 01/02/22 - 01/09/22
  • Call for times & admission

Annual cutting event. 

 
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Abilene Spectacular Cutting

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-669-3984Coleta Rosson
  • 01/02/22 - 01/09/22
  • Call for times & admission

Annual winter cutting event. 

 
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Colton Fox at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/07/22 - 01/07/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Colton Fox at the Ice House. 

 
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Boone Dugan at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/08/22 - 01/08/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Boone Dugan at the Ice House. 

Museums & Galleries

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Creating a Community: The State Epileptic Colony in Abilene

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/16/21 - 07/16/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition will highlight the early history of the State Epileptic Colony in Abilene through over 50 photographs from The Grace’s permanent history collection. 

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - From This Day Forward: Wedding Dresses, 1870s-1950s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/06/21 - 06/25/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition highlights what we now call “traditional” wedding dresses belonging to various individuals in Abilene and the surrounding areas from the late 1890s to the 1930s, most of which are in the permanent collection at The Grace Museum. 

 

Dirty Drawers

  • Facebook Live
  • Facebook Live
  • 09/27/21 - 12/20/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Join the Center for Contemporary Arts on Facebook Live for Dirty Drawers, their weekly figure/gesture drawing session each Monday with their new Teaching Artist, Sergio Hernandez.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - 83 Years and Counting: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military, and families with ID

The Abilene Fine Arts Museum (now The Grace Museum) began collecting art in 1938 with the stated purpose of collecting important works of art “for the good of the citizens of Abilene.” This exhibition features a variety of recent art acquisitions into The Grace Museum’s permanent collection, paying homage to our 83 years of collecting American art with Texas connections.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Focus on Photography: Selections from the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military, and families with ID

This exhibition features highlights from The Grace Museum’s photography collection including work by Ansel Adams, Henri-Cartier Bresson, William Eggleston, Fritz Henle, Elliott Erwitt, Russell Lee, Marian Post Wolcott, Sebastião Salgado, Graciela Itrubide and Keith Carter.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Kate Breakey: Journey

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This solo exhibition of artwork by Kate Breakey will take you on a journey of her various obsessions: astronomical images, skies, clouds, oceans, trees, nests, shells, flowers, and animals. Curated as a circular visual poem, each individual image will lead you to the next one. The collection of images in the gallery can be viewed as a shrine to Breakey’s reverence for the beauty, wonder, and diversity of the natural world.

 
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December ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 12/09/21 - 12/09/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

ArtWalk is a monthly mini arts festival downtown hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you! Adult beverages available for purchase thanks to The Local. Special thanks to Lone Star Dry Goods for sponsoring live music.

ArtWalk Artist Vendor Market at Nora Hall (202 Cypress)

  • Seven and One Books pop-up book shop from 5 to 8 pm and live storytimes at 5, 6, and 7 pm.
  • Mary K and Anthony Huff creating live art pieces on stage from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Artist vendors selling art pieces from 5 to 8 pm. Vendors include: Felt + Whim, Ra Roots, Christi Kuppin, Chimeric Creations, Rifenburgh Gourmet Caramels, Makenzie Bierma Art, & more.

McKay's Bakery (266 Cypress)

  • Sergio Hernandez doing live paintings inspired by Wayne Thiebaud from 5 to 8 pm with violin performances by McGlaun Violin students.

Center for Contemporary Arts (220 Cypress)

  • Frush Music Studio pianists performing music from 5:30 to 8 pm.

The Grace Museum (102 Cypress)

  • Enjoy a free holiday project-making event for the whole family.
  • Visit and take photos with Santa in the lobby from 6 to 8 pm.
  • Participate in various handmade craft projects designed for families and children of all ages in the Education Classroom.
  • Enjoy a special living history event in the 3rd floor History Galleries.

Free Fine Art Activities from 5 to 8 pm at the Following Locations:

  • The NCCIL, 102 Cedar St.
  • The Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.
  • Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress St.

Live Music in Minter Park

  • Taylor Ochs from 6 to 8 p.m.
 
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Chautauqua Learning Series

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Kenna Hogan
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 11 a.m. to Noon
  • Free

Tools and Weapons of Paleolithic & Later American Peoples - Join the Taylor County History Center for an informal talk by Chautauqua Speaker Lou David Allen. Allen will be presenting a program about the Tools and Weapons of Paleolithic & Later American Peoples. He will discuss his unique theory of projectile weaponry used by early peoples, and several objects from his personal collection that have been found in the West Texas region will be displayed for attendees to view.

 
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The Grace Museum: Tot Spot January 2022

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/06/22 - 01/07/22
  • 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. both days
  • $5-Non-Members; Free-Members

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on art projects and gallery time. Access to Spark following class.