Tag Archives: Christmas events

Additional Christmas Activities, Cancelations

By LORETTA FULTON Outdoor Christmas activities may be more popular than ever this year as people are looking for reasons to get out of the house and put thoughts of COVID-19 behind them for a while. Following is a partial list of upcoming events and cancelations. To add to the list, email editor@spiritofabilene.com CITY SIDEWALKSThe annual Christmas parade normally held the

Read more


The Christmas season roared into Abilene the first week in December, with something for every taste available every night. The Abilene Downtown Association’s annual City Sidewalks hit the streets running, with the Christmas tree lighting, parade, caroling, food, and more. Not to be outdone, Hardin-Simmons University staged a fun evening of music and the lighting of a tree on Dec.

Read more


By LORETTA FULTON What could be more Christmasy than an outdoor sing-a-long ending with merry carolers belting out “Joy to the World” or an operatic rendition of Handel’s “Messiah”? How about voices from seven church choirs joining the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra for two presentations  Dec. 7? And if that’s not enough, toss in a performance by the Abilene Christian School

Read more