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 7 - 25th. 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 8th 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 FREE, hours are 10 am- 4 pm.

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    Living Christmas Tree

    Wylie Baptist Church (6097 Buffalo Gap Rd.) will have their 36th annual Living Christmas Tree performance December 6-9. 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 Thurs and Fri. @ 7:30 pm; Sat - 4:30 & 7:30 pm; and Sun @ 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 13th, 5-8 pm and is FREE to the public. Restaurants, shopping, art museums, live entertainment, ugly Christmas sweater contest and more.

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    Paramount: It's A Wonderful LIfe

    The historic Paramount Theatre will be showing the classic holiday musical, It's A Wonderful Life. The movie  stars Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Show times are Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 15th 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 18th at the Paramount Theatre. Showtime is 7:00 pm; admission is $20. 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 14th 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 26-30th during City Sidewalks. There will be live music, food, cookies & punch, hot chocolate, shopping, Christmas lights parade and much more. Festivities are all week long check schedule for daily details.

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    Abilene Zoo - Breakfast With Santa

    Santa will be at the Abilene Zoo Saturday December 8th and 15th 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 by calling 325-676-6085.