The Junior League of Abilene will be holding the annual Christmas Carousel from November 4 to November 7, 2021. This year’s theme is “Oh, What Fun!”, and the weekend of festivities will include a Preview Party, Style Show & Luncheon, brunch with Santa, and three days of the best shopping in the Big Country at the Abilene Convention Center.

Want Tickets?

Each "Oh What Fun!" event does require tickets.  

The Junior League will also be raffling off a Louis Vuitton bag, with the winner being drawn on Sunday, November 7, at 4 PM. You do not have to be present to win, and tickets are $25 individually and $100 for a bundle of five.

You can purchase tickets for all of the events listed below, and raffle tickets, here.

Making Spirits Bright Preview Party

The Making Spirits Bright Preview Party allows guests a sneak peek of all the fun at "Oh What Fun!" and early access to vendors on Thursday, November 4, from 6 PM to 9 PM. Tickets are $50 and include cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment.

Dashing Thru the Show Style Show & Luncheon

The Dashing Thru the Snow Style Show & Luncheon gives guests a glimpse of the season’s latest fashion trends, presented by Dillard’s, and a catered lunch. Tickets are $40 and include access to the vendor market directly after the luncheon.

Storybook Sleigh Brunch with Santa

This annual brunch is a great chance for the youngsters (and the young-at-heart) to enjoy a delicious brunch and get their Christmas wish list to Santa before the holidays arrive, along with face painting and crafts. Tickets are $12 each and are required for all adults and children over three years old. Children under three get in free. Tickets include same-day access to Market Hall Shopping.

Jingle All the Way Market Hall


This year’s Market Hall will welcome over 60 merchants to the Abilene Convention Center, so you can shop everything from homewares to clothing to food items under one roof. The cafe and concessions will also be open. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for those with valid ID (military, seniors, 60 years and older, first responders), and children under 12 get in free.

Since its inception in 1948, the Junior League of Abilene has remained focused on supporting and providing resources to underprivileged women and children in Abilene and the Big Country through volunteerism. Proceeds from the "Oh What Fun!" Christmas Carousel are used to fund various local Junior League projects in the community. Learn more about the Junior League of Abilene.

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