Through the Years

Christmas Carousel is an annual fundraising event led by the Junior League of Abilene dating back to 1981. The timeline below shares about this signature League fundraiser through the years. 

Year Carousel Chair President Event Theme Location
1981 Sue McWilliams &
Cheryl Holmes
Gail Kaiser Christmas Carousel ’81 Taylor County Fair Grounds
1982 Sue Duff Lanita Zachry Christmas Carousel ’82 Taylor County Fair Grounds
1983 Barbara Cameron Nancy Brock Christmas in Dixieland Taylor County Fair Grounds
1984 Bonnie Street Marilyn Roberts Christmas Carousel ’84 Taylor County Fair Grounds
1985 Kay Alexander Nancy Estes Fiesta de Navidad Taylor County Fair Grounds
1986 Kay Lanier JoAnn Wilson Santa’s Workshop Taylor County Fair Grounds
1987 Norma Gravley Jackie Cox Victorian Christmas Taylor County Fair Grounds
1988 Connie Baker Kay Hartgraves A Christmas Carousel Taylor County Fair Grounds
1989 Karen Brittain Suzie Shahan Old-Fashioned Christmas Taylor County Fair Grounds
1990 Candy Scarborough Kay Alexander Winter Wonderland Abilene Civic Center
1991 Carol Corley Leigh Black 50s Rock-n-Roll Christmas Abilene Civic Center
1992 Carol Haynes Rolanda Fulham Christmas in New York Abilene Civic Center
1993 Mandy Ellis Melinda Cunningham The Night Before Christmas Abilene Civic Center
1994 Joni Wood Sharon Lawler A European Christmas Abilene Civic Center
1995 Lisa Herndon Lynn Barnett Once Upon a Christmas Abilene Civic Center
1996 Susan Wray & Sharon Dickey Denise Jones The Stars of Christmas Abilene Civic Center
1997 Marilyn Martin Sherri Statler Celebrate the Season Abilene Civic Center
1998 Jackie Love Lisa Linn A Magical Holiday Abilene Civic Center
1999 Pam Rosenbaum Sandy Self A Christmas to Remember Abilene Civic Center
2000 Jamie Miers Tamela Henington Christmas in the Mountains Abilene Civic Center
2001 Susan Fowler Pam Rosenbaum Passport to Christmas Abilene Civic Center
2002 Shanna Alverez Jackie Love Holidaze in the Park Abilene Civic Center
2003 Cathy Haught Sheryl Kendrick Sounds of the Season Abilene Civic Center
2004 Sheila Warren Tancy Baldwin Christmas at the Ritz Abilene Civic Center
2005 Erin Schroeder Jamie Miers Christmas Traditions Past and Present Abilene Civic Center
2006 Chesley Martin Linda Stanley Sparkle and Spurs ~ Christmas Abilene Style Abilene Civic Center
2007 Patricia Malm Kim Nussbaum Christmas Rocks! Abilene Civic Center
2008 Sara Field Risha Sanders Starlet Christmas Abilene Civic Center
2009 Allison Cowling Chesley Martin Heavenly Christmas Abilene Civic Center
2010 Stacy Hammond Kari Polk Feathers, Flappers & Fedoras Abilene Civic Center
2011 Angela Tomlin Megan Cheek Gifts from Afar Abilene Civic Center
2012 Debbi Lehr Amy Milam Mele Kalikimaka Abilene Civic Center
2013 Tiffany Gutierrez Glenna Cordray A Vintage Holiday Abilene Civic Center
2014 Tiffany Loftin &
Christin Turner
Angela Tomlin Home for the Holidays Abilene Civic Center
2015 Tiffany Loftin Tifani Smith Merry & Bright Abilene Civic Center
2016 Jenna Dozier Katie Browning A Frozen Affair Abilene Convention Center
2017 Belinda Southall Kristina Campos Farmhouse Christmas Abilene Convention Center
2018 Amanda Ott Amy Carnes Red Carpet Christmas Abilene Convention Center
2019 Jenna Hall Taylor Tomanka Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland Abilene Convention Center
2020 Britt Willis Belinda Southall Cancelled due to COVID-19 Abilene Convention Center
2021 Britt Willis Tiffany Loftin Oh What Fun! Abilene Convention Center
2022 Precilla Camacho Sara McBeth It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! Abilene Convention Center
2023 Mary Klein Kasey Johnson The Magic of the Season Abilene Convention Center