Four Things You Absolutely Must See and Do Before Christmas!

By Abilene CVB on December 6, 2021


While Abilene's Cowboy Christmas is over, there are still plenty of great holiday activities to share with your friends and loved ones.

Here's our list of four things you absolutely must see and do before Christmas!

1.  Holiday Tours at the Historic Seelye Mansion

Built in 1905 for $55,000 the Historic Seelye Mansion is beautiful at any time of year, but especially during the holiday season. Tour the mansion and see beautifully decorated trees in every room, a collection of more than 750 nutcrackers, and hundreds of Poinsettias.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of your tour. Please park in the parking lot behind the mansion and go to the Seelye Patent Medicine Museum behind the mansion to purchase a ticket. Tip: tours run continuously, but the best time to join a tour is at 10 am and 1 pm. 

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2. Elf - The Musical at Great Plains Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with everybody's favorite oversized elf! This energetic musical based on the classic Christmas film will have you pouring syrup all over your spaghetti this year. "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?!"

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3. See the holiday lights and follow Christmas Tree Lane

Cruise through Abilene admiring all of the holiday decorations and follow Christmas Tree Lane through Abilene on N. Buckeye Ave to NW 3rd Street to see a beautiful assortment of decorated Christmas Trees in residential yards.


4. Shop Small - All Season Long

Retailers rely on holiday sales to get them through the slow winter months. Before you head out of town or online, check out Abilene's small businesses. 

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