Oct
12
to Oct 26

Scarecrow Festival

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Scarecrow Festival at Taylor County History Center. Scarecrows inspired by children's illustrated storybook characters and created by local students will be installed on the grounds of the Taylor County History Center beginning on Saturday, October 12. The Scarecrow Festival Opening Event will begin at 1:00 pm on October 12th, and include a variety of family friendly fall activities! Scarecrows will be on view throughout the grounds of the Taylor County History Center until Saturday, Oct. 26. Free-Scarecrow Festival Opening Event
Regular admission: $7-Adults; $6-Military and first responders; $5-Students; Free-Age 5 and younger

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Celebrate the Arts in Abilene
Oct
23
11:45 AM11:45

Celebrate the Arts in Abilene

Each fall, the city’s nonprofit arts groups come together under one roof to celebrate the Abilene Art Award winners and recipients of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council’s grants programs. The Abilene Art Award winners are chosen by each art organization from their pool of volunteers and supporters. In addition, the ACAC will present the Outstanding Individual and Outstanding Business of the Year awards. The luncheon’s decorations will highlight the artist being celebrated at the upcoming Children’s Art & Literacy Festival.

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Haunted Abilene

The Swenson House at 1726 St. presents "Haunted Abilene." Family friendly, haunted house, haunted graveyard, scary movies, children’s area and scary maze garden. Food, popcorn and more will be available for purchase. Website: http://hauntedabilene.com

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"Death of a Salesman"
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Family Fun Saturdays
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

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A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Haunted Abilene

The Swenson House at 1726 St. presents "Haunted Abilene." Family friendly, haunted house, haunted graveyard, scary movies, children’s area and scary maze garden. Food, popcorn and more will be available for purchase. Website: http://hauntedabilene.com

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"Death of a Salesman"
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Abilene Philharmonic

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Visions of America" sponsored by First Financial Bank and First Financial Trust at the Abilene Convention Center. Featuring symphonic photochoreography by Westwater Arts. Mayor Anthony Williams will narrate. Music includes R. Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier Suite," Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis," and Copland's "Rodeo Suite."

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

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"Death of a Salesman"
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Dia de los Muertos Family Festival
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Dia de los Muertos Family Festival

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Come celebrate El Dia de los Muertos at The Grace! The Family Night will include art, crafts, and traditions from the annual celebration. Help create a community ofrenda, decorate sugar skulls, paint a mural, and meet La Catrina while enjoying music, dance, and food. Bring the entire family out for a night of cultural traditions, music, and fun.

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Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Swenson Boo Bash

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This year the Swenson House Historical Society has an additional offering for the Halloween Season! It’s something for the GROWN UPS!!! On THURSDAY, HALLOWEEN, 10/31/19 there will be a 21-Year Old and Over Halloween Party at the Swenson from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
• Join us for the first ever SWENSON BOO BASH (21 and over only- IDs will be checked at the door) to benefit the Swenson House Historical Society.
• THE (21 and over) SWENSON BOO BASH will feature the DJ Wildman Show, Snacks and Beverages, and a Costume Contest with many categories! Start planning your costume to win bragging rights and a unique trophy for:
o Hottest Man
o Hottest Woman
o Best Couple/Group
o Best Halloween Classic Character
o Best Obscure Cultural Reference
o Best Comic/Cartoon/Con character
o Best Historical Figure
o Best Unique Costume
o There will also SPECIAL CATEGORY for BEST OF SHOW that will include the opportunity for attendees to vote for the best of show- ONE DOLLAR = ONE VOTE

• Tickets are numbered and limited- so get yours early. Start planning that costume, gluing on those false eyelashes, and getting ready to have a blast at the Halloween party at the most elaborate Halloween venue in Abilene. Come mix and mingle, see and be seen, and know that your ticket will help preserve and maintain the Swenson House- one of the historic treasures of our city!
• Tickets are $ 65.00 a piece, $ 60.00 each if purchased 2 or more at a time, or merely $ 55.00 per ticket for members of the Swenson House Historical Society.
For tickets or more information, visit SwensonBooBash.com- or call 325 232-8485 (leave message).

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Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

"The Changeling"

Paramount Film Series presents "The Changeling." This 1980 horror film is about a grief-stricken composer who leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle and soon starts to feel the presence of a ghost - a boy who drowned there in the bathtub. Starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. Rated R. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors 60+, military and children. http://paramount-abilene.org/

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"Death of a Salesman"
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

"The Changeling"

Paramount Film Series presents "The Changeling." This 1980 horror film is about a grief-stricken composer who leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle and soon starts to feel the presence of a ghost - a boy who drowned there in the bathtub. Starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. Rated R. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors 60+, military and children. http://paramount-abilene.org/

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Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

"Home for Erring and Outcast Girls" Book Signing

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    Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress Street downtown, will host several book signings in November for Texas authors.

            --  Julie Kibler, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls, her second novel, Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Kibler is a Hardin-Simmons graduate who lives in Arlington. 

            -- Mark McDonald, Beyond the Big Shootout, reflecting on the 1969 Texas-Arkansas football “game of the century,” Saturday, Nov. 2, noon to 2 p.m. McDonald, formerly of Abilene, now lives in Midland.

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Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

"Beyond the Big Shootout" Book Signing

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            Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress Street downtown, will host several Texas authors for book signings in November.

--  Julie Kibler, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls, her second novel, Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Kibler is a Hardin-Simmons graduate who lives in Arlington. 

            -- Mark McDonald, Beyond the Big Shootout, reflecting on the 1969 Texas-Arkansas football “game of the century,” Saturday, Nov. 2, noon to 2 p.m. McDonald, formerly of Abilene, now lives in Midland.

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"Death of a Salesman"
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

"The Changeling"

Paramount Film Series presents "The Changeling." This 1980 horror film is about a grief-stricken composer who leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle and soon starts to feel the presence of a ghost - a boy who drowned there in the bathtub. Starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. Rated R. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors 60+, military and children. http://paramount-abilene.org/

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Big Bubble Bonanza
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Big Bubble Bonanza


The Children’s Performing Arts Series presents Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza at the Paramount Theatre. See the newest, funniest and zaniest from the Guiness Book of World Records-holding master bubble wrangler. Tickets are $10 each. https://www.cpasabilene.org/

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"Death of a Salesman"
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Drawers

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Figure Drawing Class

Did you know the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas offered FREE to the public figure drawing classes? We meet weekly for a TWO HOUR session with a LIVE model. The session is facilitated/taught by Artist Member Manny De Los Santos a local digital and traditional artist. Easel, paper and clipboard are provide while supplies last (first come first served). Bring your favorite media, and enjoy an amazing evening of figure drawing.

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The Hunting Film Tour
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Hunting Film Tour

TEXAS WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION HUNTING FILM TOUR

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Come out and enjoy our two hour conservation minded, fair chase hunting film filled with awesome stories and breathtaking cinematography! The show is being hosted by the Texas Wildlife Association. All proceeds of the Event will be dedicated to Conservation projects in Texas! Tickets are $20.

http://huntingfilmtour.com/

  • 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

  • Paramount Theatre

  • The Hunting Film Tour was established in 2013 and is modeled after the legendary Warren Miller Entertainment ski film tour! The Tour is a submission based film festival featuring 10-12 conservation oriented adventure stories in High Definition on the Big Screen!

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Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

Civic Orchestra Concert

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Event Title: COA in Concert - Fantasia and Rhapsody

Event Description: Civic Orchestra in Concert! Featuring Abilene's own pianist Marc Sanders performing Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini." Other works include Rimsky-Korsakov's exciting "Mlada Suite" and the premiere of the orchestra setting of James D'Angelo's "Fantasia on a Theme of Hindemith."

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"Bandstand" musical
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

"Bandstand" musical

Broadway in Abilene presents "Bandstand," a dance-driven musical set in the early days of post-World War II America. Private First Class Donny Novitski is a singer and songwriter who returns from the war to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. When NBC announces a competition to find the next big musical star, Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans to form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Playing at the Abilene Convention Center for one night only in partnership with the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council. Come early for the pre-show party in the Convention Center foyer with adult drinks and desserts for sale. Make it a Broadway night to remember!

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Tot Spot
Nov
7
9:30 AM09:30

Tot Spot

Sunflowers are known to be a "happy" flower, so it will be all smiles in Tot Spot this month. We will tour one of our current exhibits, then move to the classroom for our project. We will each paint our own sunflower, using forks, and fingertips. Come join us!

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Tot Spot
Nov
7
11:00 AM11:00

Tot Spot

Sunflowers are known to be a "happy" flower, so it will be all smiles in Tot Spot this month. We will tour one of our current exhibits, then move to the classroom for our project. We will each paint our own sunflower, using forks, and fingertips. Come join us!

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Repurposed Window Sign class with Donna Walls
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Repurposed Window Sign class with Donna Walls

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Instructor: Donna Walls
Cost: $50 non-members | $40 members
Class Limit: 20

ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME

*members use code STUDIO19 for discount at checkout.

Instructor, Donna Walls will demonstrate how to repurpose vintage windows from the old Relics building downtown (now Datroo) into a beautiful sign for your home. Students will learn how to use vinyl designs, refinish vintage wood pieces, and other DIY techniques. Multiple designs will be available to select from.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. │325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

New Hank the Cowdog book signing

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Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress Street downtown, will host Hank the Cowdog author John Erickson in November, as well as several other Texas authors.

            Erickson will sign his new book, Finding Hank: The Most Often Asked Questions About Hank the Cowdog, at a special Sunday afternoon event Nov. 10 from 2-4 p.m. His Hank books have sold more than 9 million copies.

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Drawers

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Figure Drawing Class

Did you know the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas offered FREE to the public figure drawing classes? We meet weekly for a TWO HOUR session with a LIVE model. The session is facilitated/taught by Artist Member Manny De Los Santos a local digital and traditional artist. Easel, paper and clipboard are provide while supplies last (first come first served). Bring your favorite media, and enjoy an amazing evening of figure drawing.

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Home School Art Day
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Home School Art Day

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All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions. Classes are available for K-12 aged students.

NOVEMBER PROJECT: We will be using foam rectangles to create printing plates and we will have the chance to make multiple prints of each students drawings


COST: Members of Big Country Home Educators (BCHE): FREE
All other students: $3 (per student)

*Parents are required to stay throughout the class.

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Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Yuyi Morales: Soñadora

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Be inspired by Yuyi’s extraordinary art at her exhibition opening, November 14th, 2019, at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL).

Yuyi immigrated to the United States as a new mother with her two-month-old son, Kelly, and his American father in 1994. During a difficult transition period, she was introduced by Kelly’s grandmother to a local public library. In the children’s book section, she found a gateway to her new life. Even if she did not know all of the words, she could determine the story through the pictures that communicated despite language barriers. In this way, she learned English alongside her son, Kelly. This initial introduction to a public library would lead her down a path to see her childhood dream of being an artist and storyteller come to fruition.

Yuyi is a six-time recipient of the prestigious Pura Belpré award, and the first Latina to receive a Caldecott honor for her book, “Dreamers,” in 2019. Her books have been recognized with starred reviews in publications such as Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist.

https://www.nccil.org/visit/upcoming-events

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Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

ArtWalk: Veteran's Appreciation

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The Center-coordinated monthly mini arts festival features different themes that highlight the best of the visual and performing arts in Abilene. Every second Thursday, Abilene’s Downtown Cultural District comes alive with anywhere between 800 to 1400 individuals. ArtWalk is a family-friendly event that enables a broad cross-section of the community to enjoy free offerings of art and entertainment that involve over 120 businesses and organizations annually. Visitors come from Abilene, the Big Country, and even further to see the work of the artists and performers and to shop and eat downtown.

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"Singin' in the Rain"
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

"Singin' in the Rain"

Paramount Film Series presents "Singin' in the Rain" starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. When the transition is being made from silent films to "talkies," everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practise with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice. 1952, musical/romance, 1 hour, 53 minutes with intermission, Rated G. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. │325.676-9620 │ http://paramount-abilene.org/

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"Singin' in the Rain"
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

"Singin' in the Rain"

Paramount Film Series presents "Singin' in the Rain" starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. When the transition is being made from silent films to "talkies," everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practise with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice. 1952, musical/romance, 1 hour, 53 minutes with intermission, Rated G. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. │325.676-9620 │ http://paramount-abilene.org/

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Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

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The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea is a magical afternoon for moms, daughters, granddaughters, aunts...and maybe even dads! It is the major fundraiser for Abilene Ballet Theatre and helps to provide scholarships for our dancers to attend summer intensive programs all across the country.

Always a sold-out event, the Tea gives the audience a glimpse into The Nutcracker, as main characters take the stage and give a preview performance.Children can also take part in a mock Nutcracker audition to see what the audition process is like. Afterward, characters mingle with the audience for autographs and photos. Nutcracker tickets will be available for purchase and our boutique will be open with Nutcrackers of all kinds available for purchase.

Don't miss this wonderful afternoon of treats!  Prices are $25 and $40 for seat at special patron tables (Clara, Peacock, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow, Waltz of the Flowers and Chocolate).

https://www.abileneballettheatre.org/

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Storybook Ball
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Storybook Ball

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The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature presents the 2019 Storybook Ball honoring one of the NCCIL founders, Gary McCaleb, a vice president at Abilene Christian University and former Abilene mayor.

https://www.nccil.org/

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"Singin' in the Rain"
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

"Singin' in the Rain"

Paramount Film Series presents "Singin' in the Rain" starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. When the transition is being made from silent films to "talkies," everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practise with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice. 1952, musical/romance, 1 hour, 53 minutes with intermission, Rated G. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. │325.676-9620 │ http://paramount-abilene.org/

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Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

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The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea is a magical afternoon for moms, daughters, granddaughters, aunts...and maybe even dads! It is the major fundraiser for Abilene Ballet Theatre and helps to provide scholarships for our dancers to attend summer intensive programs all across the country.

Always a sold-out event, the Tea gives the audience a glimpse into The Nutcracker, as main characters take the stage and give a preview performance.Children can also take part in a mock Nutcracker audition to see what the audition process is like. Afterward, characters mingle with the audience for autographs and photos. Nutcracker tickets will be available for purchase and our boutique will be open with Nutcrackers of all kinds available for purchase.

Don't miss this wonderful afternoon of treats!  Prices are $25 and $40 for seat at special patron tables (Clara, Peacock, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow, Waltz of the Flowers and Chocolate).

https://www.abileneballettheatre.org/

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Drawers

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Figure Drawing Class

Did you know the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas offered FREE to the public figure drawing classes? We meet weekly for a TWO HOUR session with a LIVE model. The session is facilitated/taught by Artist Member Manny De Los Santos a local digital and traditional artist. Easel, paper and clipboard are provide while supplies last (first come first served). Bring your favorite media, and enjoy an amazing evening of figure drawing.

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ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"

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Abilene Christian University Theatre Theatre presents the Cornerstone Drama "The White Rose" by Lillian Groag and directed by Adam Hester. It’s 1942. In Germany, dissent is forbidden, and the Gestapo stands ready to execute those who resist the Nazis. And yet, a handful of college students calling themselves the White Rose are circulating pamphlets that criticize the Führer. When 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested in Munich with her brother Hans, a local policeman investigating the case of the White Rose has to determine if they are confused children, dangerous rebels, or idealistic patriots.

Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $18. Talkback following each performance.

Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=139d1034987d37344bc07241ea46330e&vqitq=0a946f66-1f65-43df-aacb-680bc8dced77&vqitp=d9098f39-9192-4d89-b9b8-7999b5992448&vqitts=1528814173&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=895b6391ea75764d54d6e20952f49005

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ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"

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Abilene Christian University Theatre Theatre presents the Cornerstone Drama "The White Rose" by Lillian Groag and directed by Adam Hester. It’s 1942. In Germany, dissent is forbidden, and the Gestapo stands ready to execute those who resist the Nazis. And yet, a handful of college students calling themselves the White Rose are circulating pamphlets that criticize the Führer. When 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested in Munich with her brother Hans, a local policeman investigating the case of the White Rose has to determine if they are confused children, dangerous rebels, or idealistic patriots.

Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $18. Talkback following each performance.

Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=139d1034987d37344bc07241ea46330e&vqitq=0a946f66-1f65-43df-aacb-680bc8dced77&vqitp=d9098f39-9192-4d89-b9b8-7999b5992448&vqitts=1528814173&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=895b6391ea75764d54d6e20952f49005

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Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

ArtFilms: The Gunfighter/Room 8

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The Gunfighter (Best Short Film Ever) In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Room 8 is a 2013 short film written and directed by James W. Griffiths. On February 2014, this film has won the 67th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA

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ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"

  • Fulks Theatre at Abilene Christian University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Abilene Christian University Theatre Theatre presents the Cornerstone Drama "The White Rose" by Lillian Groag and directed by Adam Hester. It’s 1942. In Germany, dissent is forbidden, and the Gestapo stands ready to execute those who resist the Nazis. And yet, a handful of college students calling themselves the White Rose are circulating pamphlets that criticize the Führer. When 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested in Munich with her brother Hans, a local policeman investigating the case of the White Rose has to determine if they are confused children, dangerous rebels, or idealistic patriots.

Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $18. Talkback following each performance.

Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=139d1034987d37344bc07241ea46330e&vqitq=0a946f66-1f65-43df-aacb-680bc8dced77&vqitp=d9098f39-9192-4d89-b9b8-7999b5992448&vqitts=1528814173&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=895b6391ea75764d54d6e20952f49005

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Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: "The Night of January 16th"

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "The Night of January 16th" by Russian-American author Ayn Rand. Set in a courtroom during a murder trial, an unusual feature of the play is that members of the audience are chosen to play the jury. Co-directed by Ben Burke and Hanna Hayes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. https://www.hsutx.edu/academics/schools-colleges/college-fine-arts/theatre-facilities/

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Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Floral Art class with Sarah Turner of Grand Ave Designs

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Grand Avenue Floral is an Abilene based company that specializes in creating unique floral designs at a reasonable price. We are committed to providing beautiful floral designs and installations for all of your special occasions or holidays, tailoring each design to your specific needs and tastes.

Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

McMurry Theatre: "The Female Version of the Odd Couple"

McMurry University Theatre presents "The Female Version of the Odd Couple" by Neil Simon and directed by David Ainsworth. Ticket sales begin Nov. 11. Box office is located in the lobby of the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, on the corner of Sayles Blvd. and Hunt St. The show is rated PG.

325-793-3889. http://academics.mcm.edu/theatre/

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: "The Night of January 16th"

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "The Night of January 16th" by Russian-American author Ayn Rand. Set in a courtroom during a murder trial, an unusual feature of the play is that members of the audience are chosen to play the jury. Co-directed by Ben Burke and Hanna Hayes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. https://www.hsutx.edu/academics/schools-colleges/college-fine-arts/theatre-facilities/

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ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"

  • Fulks Theatre at Abilene Christian University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Abilene Christian University Theatre Theatre presents the Cornerstone Drama "The White Rose" by Lillian Groag and directed by Adam Hester. It’s 1942. In Germany, dissent is forbidden, and the Gestapo stands ready to execute those who resist the Nazis. And yet, a handful of college students calling themselves the White Rose are circulating pamphlets that criticize the Führer. When 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested in Munich with her brother Hans, a local policeman investigating the case of the White Rose has to determine if they are confused children, dangerous rebels, or idealistic patriots.

Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $18. Talkback following each performance.

Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=139d1034987d37344bc07241ea46330e&vqitq=0a946f66-1f65-43df-aacb-680bc8dced77&vqitp=d9098f39-9192-4d89-b9b8-7999b5992448&vqitts=1528814173&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=895b6391ea75764d54d6e20952f49005

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Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: "The Night of January 16th"

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "The Night of January 16th" by Russian-American author Ayn Rand. Set in a courtroom during a murder trial, an unusual feature of the play is that members of the audience are chosen to play the jury. Co-directed by Ben Burke and Hanna Hayes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. https://www.hsutx.edu/academics/schools-colleges/college-fine-arts/theatre-facilities/

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ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"

  • Fulks Theatre at Abilene Christian University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Abilene Christian University Theatre Theatre presents the Cornerstone Drama "The White Rose" by Lillian Groag and directed by Adam Hester. It’s 1942. In Germany, dissent is forbidden, and the Gestapo stands ready to execute those who resist the Nazis. And yet, a handful of college students calling themselves the White Rose are circulating pamphlets that criticize the Führer. When 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested in Munich with her brother Hans, a local policeman investigating the case of the White Rose has to determine if they are confused children, dangerous rebels, or idealistic patriots.

Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $18. Talkback following each performance.

Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=139d1034987d37344bc07241ea46330e&vqitq=0a946f66-1f65-43df-aacb-680bc8dced77&vqitp=d9098f39-9192-4d89-b9b8-7999b5992448&vqitts=1528814173&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=895b6391ea75764d54d6e20952f49005

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Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

McMurry Theatre: "The Female Version of the Odd Couple"

McMurry University Theatre presents "The Female Version of the Odd Couple" by Neil Simon and directed by David Ainsworth. Ticket sales begin Nov. 11. Box office is located in the lobby of the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, on the corner of Sayles Blvd. and Hunt St. The show is rated PG.

325-793-3889. http://academics.mcm.edu/theatre/

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"The Nutcracker"
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

"The Nutcracker"

The 32nd anniversary of The Nutcracker ushers in the holiday season in Abilene as if a dream. Perhaps it is all a dream for Clara, who receives a magical Nutcracker at her family's Christmas party and is transported into another world. Following a battle between scurrying mice, soldiers and her Nutcracker hero in her living room under a giant Christmas tree, Clara is transported through a snowy forest to the Land of the Sweets, where she is greeted by dancing characters from all over the world.

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Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

"Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash" Book Signing

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            Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress Street downtown, will host several Texas authors for book signings in November.

--  ACU professor Richard Beck, Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash, Saturday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Through good times and bad, Cash remembered his promise to sing the gospel.

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"The Nutcracker"
Nov
23
2:30 PM14:30

"The Nutcracker"

The 32nd anniversary of The Nutcracker ushers in the holiday season in Abilene as if a dream. Perhaps it is all a dream for Clara, who receives a magical Nutcracker at her family's Christmas party and is transported into another world. Following a battle between scurrying mice, soldiers and her Nutcracker hero in her living room under a giant Christmas tree, Clara is transported through a snowy forest to the Land of the Sweets, where she is greeted by dancing characters from all over the world.

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ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

ACU Theatre: "The White Rose"

  • Fulks Theatre at Abilene Christian University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Abilene Christian University Theatre Theatre presents the Cornerstone Drama "The White Rose" by Lillian Groag and directed by Adam Hester. It’s 1942. In Germany, dissent is forbidden, and the Gestapo stands ready to execute those who resist the Nazis. And yet, a handful of college students calling themselves the White Rose are circulating pamphlets that criticize the Führer. When 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested in Munich with her brother Hans, a local policeman investigating the case of the White Rose has to determine if they are confused children, dangerous rebels, or idealistic patriots.

Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $18. Talkback following each performance.

Tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=139d1034987d37344bc07241ea46330e&vqitq=0a946f66-1f65-43df-aacb-680bc8dced77&vqitp=d9098f39-9192-4d89-b9b8-7999b5992448&vqitts=1528814173&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=895b6391ea75764d54d6e20952f49005

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Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: "The Night of January 16th

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "The Night of January 16th" by Russian-American author Ayn Rand. Set in a courtroom during a murder trial, an unusual feature of the play is that members of the audience are chosen to play the jury. Co-directed by Ben Burke and Hanna Hayes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. https://www.hsutx.edu/academics/schools-colleges/college-fine-arts/theatre-facilities/

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Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

McMurry Theatre: "The Female Version of the Odd Couple"

McMurry University Theatre presents "The Female Version of the Odd Couple" by Neil Simon and directed by David Ainsworth. Ticket sales begin Nov. 11. Box office is located in the lobby of the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, on the corner of Sayles Blvd. and Hunt St. The show is rated PG.

325-793-3889. http://academics.mcm.edu/theatre/

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"The Nutcracker"
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

"The Nutcracker"

The 32nd anniversary of The Nutcracker ushers in the holiday season in Abilene as if a dream. Perhaps it is all a dream for Clara, who receives a magical Nutcracker at her family's Christmas party and is transported into another world. Following a battle between scurrying mice, soldiers and her Nutcracker hero in her living room under a giant Christmas tree, Clara is transported through a snowy forest to the Land of the Sweets, where she is greeted by dancing characters from all over the world.

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Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

McMurry Theatre: "The Female Version of the Odd Couple"

McMurry University Theatre presents "The Female Version of the Odd Couple" by Neil Simon and directed by David Ainsworth. Ticket sales begin Nov. 11. Box office is located in the lobby of the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, on the corner of Sayles Blvd. and Hunt St. The show is rated PG.

325-793-3889. http://academics.mcm.edu/theatre/

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"The Nutcracker"
Nov
24
2:30 PM14:30

"The Nutcracker"

The 32nd anniversary of The Nutcracker ushers in the holiday season in Abilene as if a dream. Perhaps it is all a dream for Clara, who receives a magical Nutcracker at her family's Christmas party and is transported into another world. Following a battle between scurrying mice, soldiers and her Nutcracker hero in her living room under a giant Christmas tree, Clara is transported through a snowy forest to the Land of the Sweets, where she is greeted by dancing characters from all over the world.

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Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Drawers

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Figure Drawing Class

Did you know the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas offered FREE to the public figure drawing classes? We meet weekly for a TWO HOUR session with a LIVE model. The session is facilitated/taught by Artist Member Manny De Los Santos a local digital and traditional artist. Easel, paper and clipboard are provide while supplies last (first come first served). Bring your favorite media, and enjoy an amazing evening of figure drawing.

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Winter Lightfest
Nov
28
to Nov 30

Winter Lightfest

United Way of Abilene is pleased to bring the Winter Lightfest, presented by Christmas Décor, to our community in 2019! Winter Lightfest trail is a trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful Centennial Park. Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through the tree lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. Stop in the Christmas village for refreshments and activities, listen to the joyous sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail, and don't forget your camera to capture your family at our various photo ops. We hope to see you there!

Event Location: East South 27th Street, Centennial Park, Abilene, TX 79606 US

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, and children 2 and under are free with ticketed adult.

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Christmas at the Farm
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Christmas at the Farm
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Winter Lightfest
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Winter Lightfest

United Way of Abilene is pleased to bring the Winter Lightfest, presented by Christmas Décor, to our community in 2019! Winter Lightfest trail is a trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful Centennial Park. Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through the tree lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. Stop in the Christmas village for refreshments and activities, listen to the joyous sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail, and don't forget your camera to capture your family at our various photo ops. We hope to see you there!

Event Location: East South 27th Street, Centennial Park, Abilene, TX 79606 US

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, and children 2 and under are free with ticketed adult. Pay at Winter Lightfest website or at the gate.

https://www.unitedwayabilene.org/events.html

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Santa Calls Letter Writing Station
Dec
2
to Dec 23

Santa Calls Letter Writing Station

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Letter Writing Station is open at the NCCIL! Bring your children to see the picture book art on exhibit and write a letter to Santa Claus that they can mail in a very special mail box that goes straight to the North Pole. FREE

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City Sidewalks: Sparkle All the Way
Dec
2
to Dec 7

City Sidewalks: Sparkle All the Way

The Abilene Downtown Association hosts a week-long Christmas celebration throughout downtown kicking off with a tree lighting and fireworks Monday night. Tuesday night is the Main Event with the FOX West Texas Parade of Lights and performances by Abilene ISD students and community music groups throughout downtown. Wednesday night if for furry friends so bring your well-behaved pet downtown. Thursday night is for singing and making Christmas music. Friday night is for shopping and the Belsnickel Beer Stroll. Families can register to attend Christmas in the Garden. Saturday is Family Christmas Downtown with the Reindeer 5K Run, shopping and Abilene Philharmonic’s Christmas show that night at the Abilene Convention Center.

https://www.abilenedowntown.com/city-sidewalks

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Drawers

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Figure Drawing Class

Did you know the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas offered FREE to the public figure drawing classes? We meet weekly for a TWO HOUR session with a LIVE model. The session is facilitated/taught by Artist Member Manny De Los Santos a local digital and traditional artist. Easel, paper and clipboard are provide while supplies last (first come first served). Bring your favorite media, and enjoy an amazing evening of figure drawing.

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet Magnificat!

Ballet Magnificat! Light Has Come, The Angel's Story

  • Beltway Park South

  • 4009 Beltway S., Abilene

  • 601-977-1001

  • 12/04/19 - 12/04/19

  • 7 to 9 p.m.

The story of salvation from the unique perspective of the angels. This epic retelling, from the beginning in the garden to the ultimate fulfilling in the Messiah Jesus, draws the audience in to experience the great love of the King of all kings through the greatest story ever told. Choreography by Jiri Sebastian Voborsky, and beautifully danced by the Artists of Ballet Magnificat!

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Tot Spot
Dec
5
to Dec 6

Tot Spot

Sunflowers are known to be a "happy" flower, so it will be all smiles in Tot Spot this month. We will tour one of our current exhibits, then move to the classroom for our project. We will each paint our own sunflower, using forks, and fingertips. Come join us!

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 Tot Spot
Dec
5
to Dec 6

Tot Spot

Sunflowers are known to be a "happy" flower, so it will be all smiles in Tot Spot this month. We will tour one of our current exhibits, then move to the classroom for our project. We will each paint our own sunflower, using forks, and fingertips. Come join us!

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Winter Lightfest
Dec
5
to Dec 8

Winter Lightfest

United Way of Abilene is pleased to bring the Winter Lightfest, presented by Christmas Décor, to our community in 2019! Winter Lightfest trail is a trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful Centennial Park. Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through the tree lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. Stop in the Christmas village for refreshments and activities, listen to the joyous sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail, and don't forget your camera to capture your family at our various photo ops. We hope to see you there!

Event Location: East South 27th Street, Centennial Park, Abilene, TX 79606 US

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, and children 2 and under are free with ticketed adult. Pay at Winter Lightfest website or at the gate.

https://www.unitedwayabilene.org/events.html

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Amahl and the Night Visitors

  • Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at HSU (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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By Gian Carlo Menotti

Directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born. A beautiful Christmas story…and our gift to you.

No charge for admission

December 6 , Friday  6:00pm and 7:30pm

December 8, Sunday 2:00pm and 3:30pm

Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the HSU campus

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas in America

“Christmas in America” is the theme of Celebration Singers’ 22nd annual Holiday Concert on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene. Admission is free. 

https://www.facebook.com/CelebrationSingersTX/

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ACT: "Sylvia"
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

ACT: "Sylvia"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Amahl and the Night Visitors

  • Woodward-Dellis Reciatl Hall at HSU (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
amahl.jpg

By Gian Carlo Menotti

Directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born. A beautiful Christmas story…and our gift to you.

No charge for admission

December 6 , Friday  6:00pm and 7:30pm

December 8, Sunday 2:00pm and 3:30pm

Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the HSU campus

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Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Belsnickel Beer Stroll

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A fun night out in downtown Abilene during this year's City Sidewalks! FRIDAY, Dec. 6, beginning at 8 PM at The Center for Contemporary Arts.

Check-In at the Center for Contemporary Arts to meet Belsnickel and tour downtown while discovering whether you are Impish or Admirable!. Belsnickel will guide you to four venues for drink specials.

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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Calls Day

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Celebrate Santa Calls Day on Santa Calls Lane by visiting the NCCIL! Tour the exhibition, do a fun art activity in the afternoon, send your wish list to the North Pole at the Santa Calls Letter Writing Station and magic mailbox, and shop for Christmas gifts in the gift shop. Be sure to buy a copy of the William Joyce classic “Santa Calls”!

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Dec
7
3:00 PM15:00

"A Hometown Christmas"

The Abilene Philharmonic presents two performances of the "A Hometown Christmas" at the Abilene Convention Center. The first performance is a family friendly matinee at 3 p.m. followed by a full-length show at 7:30 p.m.

The show features a combined choir from local church choirs and vocalist Bruce Ewing, the Abilene High School Drum Line and Abilene Christian School's Children's Choir.

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

View Event →
ACT: "Sylvia"
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

ACT: "Sylvia"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

"A Hometown Christmas"

The Abilene Philharmonic presents two performances of the "A Hometown Christmas" at the Abilene Convention Center. The first performance is a family friendly matinee at 3 p.m. followed by a full-length show at 7:30 p.m.

The show features a combined choir from local church choirs and vocalist Bruce Ewing, the Abilene High School Drum Line and Abilene Christian School's Children's Choir.

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

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Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Amahl and the Night Visitors

  • Woodward-Dellis Reciatl Hall at HSU (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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By Gian Carlo Menotti

Directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born. A beautiful Christmas story…and our gift to you.

No charge for admission

December 6 , Friday  6:00pm and 7:30pm

December 8, Sunday 2:00pm and 3:30pm

Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the HSU campus

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ACT: "Sylvia"
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

ACT: "Sylvia"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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Dec
8
3:30 PM15:30

Amahl and the Night Visitors

  • Woodward-Dellis Reciatl Hall at HSU (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
amahl.jpg

By Gian Carlo Menotti

Directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born. A beautiful Christmas story…and our gift to you.

No charge for admission

December 6 , Friday  6:00pm and 7:30pm

December 8, Sunday 2:00pm and 3:30pm

Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the HSU campus

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Home School Art Day
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Home School Art Day

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All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions. Classes are available for K-12 aged students.

DECEMBER PROJECT: Get inspired by glass artists, Dale Chihuly while making a Dura-lar bowl.


COST: Members of Big Country Home Educators (BCHE): FREE
All other students: $3 (per student)

*Parents are required to stay throughout the class.

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

ArtWalk: Holiday Magic

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The Center-coordinated monthly mini arts festival features different themes that highlight the best of the visual and performing arts in Abilene. Every second Thursday, Abilene’s Downtown Cultural District comes alive with anywhere between 800 to 1400 individuals. ArtWalk is a family-friendly event that enables a broad cross-section of the community to enjoy free offerings of art and entertainment that involve over 120 businesses and organizations annually. Visitors come from Abilene, the Big Country, and even further to see the work of the artists and performers and to shop and eat downtown.

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Winter Lightfest
Dec
12
to Dec 15

Winter Lightfest

United Way of Abilene is pleased to bring the Winter Lightfest, presented by Christmas Décor, to our community in 2019! Winter Lightfest trail is a trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful Centennial Park. Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through the tree lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. Stop in the Christmas village for refreshments and activities, listen to the joyous sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail, and don't forget your camera to capture your family at our various photo ops. We hope to see you there!

Event Location: East South 27th Street, Centennial Park, Abilene, TX 79606 US

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, and children 2 and under are free with ticketed adult. Pay at Winter Lightfest website or at the gate.

https://www.unitedwayabilene.org/events.html

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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"White Christmas"
Dec
13
to Dec 14

"White Christmas"

LAWRENCE HALL ABILENE presents the Christmas classic film WHITE CHRISTMAS. 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!. 1954, comedy/musical, 2 hours, 10 minutes with intermission, Not Rated. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children.

https://paramount-abilene.thundertix.com/events/141711/performances

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ACT: "Sylvia"
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

ACT: "Sylvia"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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"White Christmas"
Dec
14
2:00 PM14:00

"White Christmas"

LAWRENCE HALL ABILENE presents the Christmas classic film WHITE CHRISTMAS. 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!. 1954, comedy/musical, 2 hours, 10 minutes with intermission, Not Rated. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children.

https://paramount-abilene.thundertix.com/events/141711/performances

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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ACT: "Sylvia"
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

ACT: "Sylvia"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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ACT: "Sylvia"
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

ACT: "Sylvia"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Handel's "Messiah"
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Handel's "Messiah"

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Abilene Opera Association presents Handel's Messiah featuring a live orchestra conducted by David Itkin, full chorus, and soloists. Stay warm and joyous at our Afterglow Party following the performance on the city streets right outside the Paramount Theatre.

http://www.abileneopera.org/

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

ArtFilms: Future Boyfriend/Plurality

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“Future Boyfriend”: A short film about falling in love in the wrong space time continuum.

In “Plurality,” it is 2023 and New York is under control of a grid that tracks you through your DNA, as well as apparently facial recognition. So when the same person appears in two places one of them must have come back from the future.

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Winter Lightfest
Dec
19
to Dec 22

Winter Lightfest

United Way of Abilene is pleased to bring the Winter Lightfest, presented by Christmas Décor, to our community in 2019! Winter Lightfest trail is a trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful Centennial Park. Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through the tree lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. Stop in the Christmas village for refreshments and activities, listen to the joyous sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail, and don't forget your camera to capture your family at our various photo ops. We hope to see you there!

Event Location: East South 27th Street, Centennial Park, Abilene, TX 79606 US

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, and children 2 and under are free with ticketed adult. Pay at Winter Lightfest website or at the gate.

https://www.unitedwayabilene.org/events.html

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Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Kids Christmas

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Gear up for the Christmas season at The Grace! Families with kids of all ages are invited to this fun event where they can create three holiday-themed projects (including making Magic Reindeer Food), festive music, and a special Christmas movie.

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
22
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Christmas at the Farm
Dec
23
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Farm

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Christmas at the Farm is coming back to Denton Valley Farms for another Christmas Season! We are a privately owned family farm located just a few minutes outside of Abilene. The farm will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and a few more weekdays) beginning November 29th through December 23rd. The entire farm is transformed into a winter wonderland with a family friendly atmosphere. The highlight of Christmas at the Farm is our huge light display, unlike anything the Big Country has ever seen before! Our light display is 3 TIMES larger than 2018! We have incorporated the latest technology into our display, which includes custom built, one-of-a-kind elements that can be seen nowhere else. Guests can bring a blanket and snuggle with their families as they hop on one of our many hayride trailers and travel through our incredible display. Santa himself will be at the farm every night to visit. We will have food trucks, live music, and performances by local church and school choirs. There are also tons of indoor activities and shopping opportunities for the entire family to enjoy while staying warm. You can also warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider as you roast your own smores! There is NO ADMISSION to get into our farm. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. We encourage guests to bring their cameras and take advantage of the endless FREE photo opportunities. Come on out with your family and create new holiday memories as we all celebrate the most wonderful time of the year- Texas Style!

Cost: NO ADMISSION FEE. Guests only pay for activities that they wish to participate in. Activities range from $0- $7.

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Winter Lightfest
Dec
26
to Dec 29

Winter Lightfest

United Way of Abilene is pleased to bring the Winter Lightfest, presented by Christmas Décor, to our community in 2019! Winter Lightfest trail is a trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful Centennial Park. Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature as you stroll through the tree lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. Stop in the Christmas village for refreshments and activities, listen to the joyous sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail, and don't forget your camera to capture your family at our various photo ops. We hope to see you there!

Event Location: East South 27th Street, Centennial Park, Abilene, TX 79606 US

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, and children 2 and under are free with ticketed adult. Pay at Winter Lightfest website or at the gate.

https://www.unitedwayabilene.org/events.html

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When Harry Met Sally
Dec
31
7:30 PM19:30

When Harry Met Sally

Paramount Film Series - When Harry Met Sally

  • Paramount Theatre

  • 352 Cypress St., Abilene

  • 325-676-9620, Barry Smoot

  • 12/31/19 - 12/31/19

  • 7:30 p.m.

  • $7-Person

A special New Year's Eve screening of the classic 1989 comedy about two college graduates who share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Rated R.

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Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

"The Emperor Concerto"

Abilene Philharmonic presents "The Emperor Concerto" at the Abilene Convention Center featuring Halle Puckett on the piano. She is the 2012 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition Winner. The concert also features Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor," and Brahms' "Symphony No. 2."

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

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"Finding Neverland"
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

"Finding Neverland"

Broadway in Abilene presents "Finding Neverland," a breathtaking musical that will capture the kid at heart, according to TIME magazine. This show tells the story behind one of the most beloved characters, Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Playing at the Abilene Convention Center for one night only in partnership with the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.

https://www.celebrityattractions.com/

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