Abilene began began its trek to Christmas in earnest this week.

Here are some holiday-themed events going on Abilene throughout the weekend:

Friday: Celebration Singers

Celebration Singers, a volunteer group organized 25 years ago, will have its annual holiday show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theatre.

Titled “The Beauty of Christmas” this year, it will offer seasonal favorites during the first half of the show and sacred songs after intermission.

Traditional songs will include “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and a choral arrangement of “White Christmas.” Other songs include “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” from the movie “Elf” and “A Marshmallow World” by the Celebration Ladies ensemble.

In all, 15 songs will be performed.

The second half of the program includes “Mary, Did You Know?,” “The Coventry Carol” and “O Holy Night.”