Before we leave for Christmas vacation, please enjoy these sights and sounds of the holiday season that were captured over the last few weeks in and around Abilene ISD.

Abilene ISD will begin its Christmas holiday with an early release day on Friday, Dec. 21. Elementary campuses will end the school day at 1 p.m., and all secondary schools will release at 1:30 p.m. The second semester of the 2018-2019 school year will begin Monday, Jan. 7.

We wish everyone a safe and peaceful holiday!