As the Holidays continue, so do the Christmas festivities in and around San Angelo which you will see as we bring you this weeks listing of events and activities in the Concho Valley.

The San Angelo Civic Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at the Lake View High School Auditorium this Friday through Sunday. For tickets and showtimes, go to

Concho Valley PAWS is having 'Catnip, Caffeine, and Christmas' at their adoption center in the Mall this Saturday from 10 until 4. All of PAWS adoptable cats will be roaming around the center and you can come by to meet them and enjoy a cup of coffee. Get more information at

You are invited to drive through the ‘Tour of Lights’ and enjoy over 2.5 miles of holiday fun along the banks of the Concho River downtown. Featured are over 3 million lights in a number of holiday displays. The tour is open Fridays & Saturdays 6 pm to midnight. Sundays through Thursdays, 6 pm to 10 pm through December 31st. The Tour begins on 1st Street & Abe (just north of the Post Office). A Donation of $5 per vehicle may be made at the start of the tour.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Boxes is running through December 31st on Algerita Drive near Santa Rita Park in the Santa Rita subdivision, on the Corner of Paseo de Vaca and Algerita Drive. It's free for all to enjoy. There are 10 boxes with miniatures in each box telling the story of Twas the Night Before Christmas! Every kids favorite! The Santa Rita Christmas lights and shadowboxes are well lit and open for viewing every night from 6 until 10 p.m.

Thursday brings you another opportunity to enjoy San Angelo's monthly Downtown Art Walk...this time in Holiday fashion with all of the Christmas Lights that decorate the buildings. The walk is from 6-9 pm with participating galleries and merchants staying open late, plus the Art Museum offers free admission. You can even enjoy free Trolley stops along the way starting at 5 pm. For more information, call 653-3333 or 655-2345.

Every 3rd Saturday of the month (which will be this Weekend) it's time for Cactus Market Days. The outdoor market will showcase local crafters, designers and artists who will offer a variety of handmade items for sale. Vendors leasing space will be subject to a $20 fee with an additional $5 fee if they want an electrical hookup.The monthly arts and crafts fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday in the parking lot between the O.C. Fisher Federal Building and Tarpley Music Store, 13 E. Twohig Ave. For more information, contact Judy Fowler at 325-949-6200 or 325-234-5566

The Country Christmas Blood Drive is your chance to give the gift of life and have the chance to win some great prizes. All donors have the opportunity to win a beautiful piece of jewelry from Cano's Diamonds, tickets to the January 3rd Cowboys game against Washington, and more. Call 223-7500 or go to to make your appointment.

Enjoy a Santa Fe Christmas at the Railway Museum every Friday & Saturday night through Jan. 2nd. There are Christmas stories each evening at 7, a Craft Room for the kids, pictures with Santa, 6 model train layouts and much more. Admission is $5.00 for ages 12 & up, $3.00 for kids 4 to 11, children under 4 are free. Call 486-2140 for more information.