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Breakfast with Santa
Date:  Saturday, December 2
Time:  9:30 - 11:00 am
Ages:  All Ages
Location:  Abilene Civic Center
Ticket Cost:  $5.00 per person  (2 and under are free)
Breakfast will include a cinnamon roll and juice.  There will be coloring and a craft table, story-time, and of course your chance to visit with Santa Claus.

Letters from Santa
Would you like a letter from Santa?  Want to make sure that Santa received your letter?  Santa has asked for us to remind you to be sure to include your complete name, address, and teacher's name on your letter and envelope.  Drop off boxes will be located at the Schools.

Drop off Deadline is December 8

Santa Train Ride
Date:  Saturday, December 9
Depart Time:  1:00 pm
Ticket Price:  $10.00 (All ages)
Location:  Abilene Smoky Valley Train Depot
               200 SE 5th St., Abilene
Buy your tickets early!  Seats are limited.  The Abilene Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a holiday train ride with the Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad Association.  Santa always enjoys the ride with everyone.  He also enjoys seeing old and new faces.  The train ride is approximately 45 minutes long.  It travels from the historic Abilene Depot to one mile west of Enterprise and back.  The passengers will ride in the enclosed heated car with Santa!  Ms. Cheryl from the Abilene Children's Library will be aboard.  Santa will be available to listen to your Christmas wish list and you may have your picture taken with him (with your own camera).  You must preregister for this train ride.  There will be no tickets sold the day of the train ride!  No exceptions!
You may register by calling Abilene Parks and Recreation at (785) 263-7266.



2017 Gingerbread House Competition
Drop off Date:  Thursday, December 14 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 P.M. and Friday, December 15 8:00 am - Noon
Judging:  Friday, December 15
Judging Starts at 1:00 p.m.  Friday

If you require a different drop off time please call (785)263-7266 to set up a time.

Winners will be announced upon completion of judging.

Adult Division: Individual Adult, age 18 & up
Teen Division: Individual Teen, ages 13 - 17
Child Division: Individual Child, up to age 12
Commercial/Group: Business or a group of 2 - 5 individuals.

Roll up your sleeves, warm up the rolling pin, and turn the oven on.  It is that time of the year to start planning and baking your gingerbread for this wonderfully delicious event.  This is the second year and we hope to fill the building with the sights and smells of wonderful gingerbread masterpieces.  The gingerbread creations will be on display until they are picked up or until December 22.



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