ABILENE, Texas -

After the KTXS/WTU Christmas lights parade in downtown Abilene Tuesday night, people were able to enjoy the Community Christmas Tree lighting in the Abilene Civic Center Atrium. 

Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald did the honors of lighting the tree.  The Cooper Red Rhythm and Blues performed as well as the Abilene and Cooper High School combined orchestras.