ABILENE, Texas - -

From the city of Abilene:

The annual Community Christmas Tree lighting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. Along with the tree lighting, AHS Pure Gold will perform along with the AHS/CHS Combined Chamber Orchestras.

Afterwards, refreshments will be served and Beamer’s Gymnastics group will put on a demonstration in the Exhibit Hall. The public is invited to join in on the beginning of the Christmas season.

This event is sponsored by the City of Abilene, Civic Abilene, Inc. and the Abilene Independent School District.

Also on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 3, City Sidewalks will take place. Downtown merchants, galleries and museums open their doors for City Sidewalks as the annual Christmas Lights Parade travels through downtown.