Needing weekend plans? The Junior League of Abilene’s 36th Annual Christmas Carousel has you covered. (ALL INFORMATION BELOW TAKEN FROM THE JR LEAGUE OF ABILENE WEBSITE


Thursday, November 3rd from 7-10 pm
A Snowman’s Soiree
Join us with the anticipation of Christmas for magical evening of shopping, cocktails, and some of the sparkling tastes of Christmas. Our favorite Chef, Darren Grace, will be back to kick off your holiday season with his ‘A Frozen Affair’ culinary creations. {$45 individual, beer, wine, and food included} Megan Calvery will be singing.


Friday, November 4th from 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Frozen Fashion Frenzy Style Show & Luncheon
The Style Show of the season! Get ready to come and frost yourself in the merriment and comfort of friends as we present the latest fashions and trends. Enjoy the styles of the season presented by our wonderful Merry Market Merchants. Tickets must be purchased in tables of 8 or will be placed in open seating. Limited VIP Tables available on a first come, first served basis. {Pricing: $40 individual, $350 table sponsor (8), $750 VIP table sponsor (8-10)}


Saturday, November 5th
8:00 am -10:00 am
Fast & Flurry-ous Reindeer Run/Walk 5K and Family Fun Run

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
Enter our raffle for a chance to win a FitBit Watch. We will have two drawings. Must be present on the day of race to win! The raffle drawing will be at the conclusion of the race.
Come run in our 3rd Annual Reindeer Run! Family/Team running packages are available.
New this year: We will have plaques for 1st and 2nd places in each division. We will provide medals for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th place in each division. There will be a race packet { t-shirt, race bib with time chip & market hall ticket}  pick up for pre-registered runners on Friday, November 4th 2016 from Noon-6:00 p.m. at Abilene Running Co. located at 2654 Industrial Blvd., Abilene, TX 79605. (T-Shirts guaranteed for the first 100 pre-registered runners only.)

Presale Prices:

$25 – Adult

$10 – Child 12 and Up

$70 – Family Pack (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)

$75 – Team of 4 Adults

 Regular Prices:

$30 – Adult

$15 – Child 12 and Up

$85 – Family Pack (2 Adults and up to 4 Children)

$100 – Team of 4 Adults


5:00-8:00 pm
Frozen Family Fun Movie Night
Do you want to build a Snowman?  Come in your Frozen themed pajamas and experience the wonder of freezing the night away with Elsa, Anna, and friends while watching the movie “Frozen”. A “make and take” Christmas memory will start the evening, snacks and snow cones will be provided as well as an exciting preview of the upcoming 2017 C.A.L.F. (Children’s Art & Literacy Festival) author. {$20 individual (3+), $70 family pack with 2 adults and up to 4 kids}

*Parents may leave children who can be independent for the first hour while you go shop Merry Market. Parents must stay on premise during the event.


Friday & Saturday November4th-5th 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday November 6th Noon – 5:00 pm

A Frozen Affair Shop & Chill Merry Market Shopping 
Come shop in the wonder and merriment of Market Hall, featuring several merchants who are all ready to help you fill Santa’s Sleigh. You might even pick up a treat or two for yourself! Plan to grab lunch in our delicious ‘It’s So Good You Will Melt’ Café or Concessions areas. {$5 general admission, $3 discounted with proper ID (military, seniors 60+, first responders, teachers) free for children under 12 years old, $10 weekend pass} 


Saturday, November 5th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 6th Noon – 4:00 pm
Selfies with Santa
Our annual Pictures with Santa booth will be open in the foyer of Market Hall. Bring your young ones with their sparkling smiles to have their picture taken with Santa. Photo packages will be available for purchase through our professional photographer. {$15 small package with postage, $25 large package with postage}