It's already under a month to Christmas, and time for City Sidewalks in Abilene.
The city tree was lighted Monday evening, so the stage is set for the downtown celebration that begins at 5:30 p.m. with musical performances. The annual lighted parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and winds a familiar route on Pine and Cypress streets.
Parade theme is "A Polar Wonderland," though Tuesday's high temperature in Abilene is forecast to be 72 degrees before a cold front blows after downtown events are done. The parade is the biggest of the year in Abilene.
There is no cost for any activity.
Entertainment scheduled from 5:30-6 p.m.:
Clack Cardinal Choir, Abilene Public Library
Red Rhythm & Blues from Cooper High, Center for Contemporary Arts
Dyess 2nd Grade Choice, Abilene Convention Center north steps
Austin Honor Choir, Everman Park
Mann boys and girls concert choirs, The Grace Museum
Purcell Jaguar Honor Choir, Minter Park
Craig Middle School Core Orchestra, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature
Abilene Community Band, Paramount Theatre
Thomas Singers, Prosperity State Bank
A Capella Fellas (formerly The Memory Men), Texas Star Trading Co.
Voice of Taylor, The Wooten ballroom
Entertainment scheduled from 6-6:30 p.m.:
Pure Gold, Center for Contemporary Arts
Ward Wildcat Honor Choir, Abilene Convention Center north steps
Alcorta Honor Choir, Everman Park
Ortiz All-Star Singers, The Grace Museum
Wylie East Intermediate Honor Choir, Minter Park
Martinez Honor Choir, Abilene Public Library
Entertainment scheduled from 6:30-7 p.m.
Celebration Singers, First Financial Bank
This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Annual downtown lighted parade Tuesday evening