Christmas time is upon us and that means all kinds of festivities for the family. Here are a few fun things to enjoy as a family his holiday season.

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    Annual Christmas Lane

    The annual outdoor Christmas Lights display at the  Abilene State Supported Living Center (2501 Maple St.) will be open December 8 - 23rd. Open Sun-Thurs from 6-9 pm and Fri - Sat 6-10 pm. The event is FREE, however, you can have your photo taken with Santa for $5 and you can even call the North Pole! Also, don't miss out on the Christmas Lane Family Fun Run.

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    Craftapalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market

    Get your shopping finished up with this one day shopping extravaganza December 2nd at the Abilene Convention Center. This year's Craftapalooza will feature handmade items, antiques, artisan designs, jewelry, home decor, re-purposed furniture and more. Admission is $5 (12 & under free), hours are 10 am- 4 pm.

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    Living Christmas Tree

    Wylie Baptist Church (6097 Buffalo Gap Rd.) will have their 35th annual Living Christmas Tree performance December 8-10. Hear the worship choir, orchestra and drama team perform as they focus on the birth of Christ. The event is free with ticket and will be held at the church. Performance times are Fri 7:30 pm; Sat - 4:30 & 7:30 pm; and Sun 10 am & 2 pm. Tickets are free but required to attend this event contact 325-692-3206 to reserve.

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    Downtown festivities will be on Thursday, December 14th, 5-8 pm and is FREE to the public. Restaurants, shopping, art museums, live entertainment and more.

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    Paramount: White Christmas

    The historic Paramount Theatre will be showing the classic holiday musical, White Christmas. The movie  stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. Show times are Friday, December 8th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 9th at 2 pm & 7:30 pm.

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    Flying J Wranglers Christmas Show

    The Flying J Wranglers will play western, gospel and Christmas classics during their Christmas program on December 19th at the Paramount Theatre. Showtime is 7:00 pm; admission is $20 for adults and $15  for kids under 12. All tickets are general admission.

    Flying J Wranglers via Facebook
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    Pet Night With Santa

    Take your furry friends to the Mall of Abilene on December 15th for Pet Night with Santa, so they may have their pics taken with Santa. Santa will be taking pet pics from 6-9 pm. Prices vary.

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    City Sidewalks

    Shop, dine and play downtown Abilene Tuesday, November 28th during City Sidewalks. There will be live music, food, cookies & punch, hot chocolate, shopping, Christmas lights parade and much more. Festivities start at 4pm.

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    Abilene Zoo - Breakfast With Santa

    Santa will be at the Abilene Zoo Saturday December 16th and you can have breakfast with him. Enjoy a continental breakfast, a craft and a keepsake photo along with your zoo admission. You can choose either 9 am or 10:30 am. It's $15 for adults, $10 ages 3-12 and $5 for ages 2 and under. It's sell out quickly so book your reservation now.