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Christmas Celebration Powered by Reliant

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December 15-23

Powered by Reliant, Christmas Celebration lights up the night at Abilene Zoo!

Meet Santa and his reindeer, visit Arctic Lights, make a toy at Santa’s Toy Workshop, journey to Beltway’s Walk to Bethlehem, decorate a cookie at Mrs. Claus’s Texas Bakery and be immersed in over 500,000 lights! When the night gets chilly, make s’mores around the fire or warm your mittens with hot cocoa or a hot toddy. Experience the magic of the season like never before!

Tunnel of Lights

Walk through more than 25,000 lights

Light Tunnel

Candy Cane lane

Journey through the red and white swirl

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Reindeer stable

Meet a live reindeer or sign up for a tour!

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Meet Grinch nightly


Fa-la-la Flamingo

Pose with life-sized butterflies amongst the floating pink and white lights


Nutcracker on the terrace

Feed the giraffe herd amongst more than 50 nutcrackers

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Nutcracker Terrace
Cookie Tent

Mrs. Claus’s Texas Bakery

Decorate a themed cookie

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Christmas Village

Journey through an old-world winter village

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Lone Star Ranch

Lone Star Ranch

Mosey through the Christmas lights in true Texas style

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Catch Santa and his sleigh at Lone Star Ranch

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Deck the Palms

Kick back with Christmas at the beach

Deck the Palms

Enchanted Elm

Get lost in the glowing wilderness


dancing tree

Located in Christmas Village, dance along to the musical tree’s rhythmic lights

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Santa’s Toy Shop

Build your own toy or ornament

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Walk to Bethlehem

Experience the meaning of the season

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Arctic Lights

Journey through the northern lights and meet arctic princesses

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Skating rink

Slide and glide under the big blue oak tree

Ice Rink

Additional Things to Do

  • Make s’mores
  • Sip hot cocoa
  • Take a photo with a Christmas-y costumed character

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