I always know it's time to start my Christmas shopping when Christmas Carousel comes around. It's always the first weekend in November and that means I had better get busy. Christmas Carousel brings over 100 merchants to one place to make shopping fun and easy. Plus, Santa always makes an appearance.

This year's theme is 'Mele Kalikimaka' and represents fun and relaxation and a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday. There will be social events for teens, a children's event, a fashion show, Luau dinner, shopping preview and cocktail party, and of course SHOPPING!! Events start Thursday with a sponsor party and will be open to the public beginning Friday.

Each event has special pricing so please see the Jr. League website for complete detail.  However, here is the general information for public shopping.



32nd annual Christmas Carousel 'Mele Kalikimaka'


November 1-4


Friday, November 2nd - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, November 3rd - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, November 4th - 10:00am to 4:00pm


Abilene Civic Center

1100 N. 6th St.
Abilene, TX 79601


General Admission Ticket - $6.00
Seniors & Active Military with ID - $3.00
3-Day Shopping Pass - $12.00


Pictures with Santa

Saturday, November 3rd
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 4th
12:00pm to 4:00pm