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Christmas Parade
Date:  Saturday, December 5
Starting Time:  5:30 pm
Theme:  An Old Fashioned Christmas

To enter your organization, group, float, vehicle, horses, etc, please contact Angie (785)263-7266.

We will be lining up at the Abilene Swimming Pool and head south to NW 3rd St, then east to N Spruce St, turning west on NW 2nd St to the front of the Civic Center.

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, City Hall, and the Community Center.

Drop off Deadline is December 11

Santa Train Ride
Date:  Saturday, December 12, 2015
Depart Time:  1:00 p.m.
Ticket Price:  $10.00 per person
Location:  Abilene Smoky Valley Train Depot
                200 S.E. 5th St, Abilene  KS  67410

Purchase your tickets early!  Seats are limited.  You must purchase your tickets for this train ride before December 13.  There will be NO tickets sold the day of the train ride!  The Abilene Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a holiday train ride with the Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad Association.  Santa always 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 also be aboard.  Santa will be available to listen to your Christmas wish List and you may have your picture taken with him.  
Call (785) 263-7266 to purchase your tickets!

2015 Gingerbread House Competition
Drop off Date:  Thursday, December 17 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 P.M. and Friday, December 18 8:00 am - Noon
Judging:  Friday, December 18
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 21.

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City of Abilene
P.O. Box 519
Abilene, Kansas 67410
Phone: 785-263-2550
Fax: 785-263-2532
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