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Abilene's City Sidewalks kicks off the Christmas season

Hundreds of people from around the Big Country gathered for the 34th annual Christmas parade Tuesday night. The parade featured many floats, bands, horses, the Lampoon Family vacation car and much more. 5-year-old Brookyln Thomas said she was excited to see Santa and that she enjoys everything, "I like every single part.”

This year also had vendors such as Monks Coffee and parade light carts. Owner of Fairy Princess Face Painting Christiankei Aguire says she enjoys seeing all of the creative floats every year, "I’ve been coming out here since I was a kid, now I get to come out here as a vendor and help make happy memories for families in town, It's really nice.”

Christiankei Aguire painted faces for many who came to enjoy the parade.
Shelly Womack
Christiankei Aguire painted faces for many who came to enjoy the parade.

Aguire says her favorite thing this year was watching the Purcell Elementary Choir perform before the parade. Fifth grader Alecia Daniel performed with the choir. She said she loves singing ‘Frosty the Snowman’ she says her family was excited to watch her sister in the parade. Alecia expressed the spirit of the season the parade was kicking off, "Have a good Christmas, a merry Christmas.”

The next City Sidewalks events will be Friday, when the Celebration Singers will perform a free concert at the Paramount, and families can enjoy the Narnia themed “Christmas in the Garden” at the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden.

Find all of the City Sidewalks events here.