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Christmas Gift Guide Ideas in Wichita: Local Experiences

Local Experience Gift Guide

We have compiled a list of Christmas gift ideas and local experiences for our Wichita Friends. This holiday gift guide will give you unique ideas for this holiday.  The idea behind the local experience approach takes a clear path towards quality over quantity! Join us on a Christmas list journey as we unwrap the gift […]

Winter Pricing at Chicken N Pickle: $10 for Outdoor Court

Polar Bear Pricing at Chicken N Pickle

Take advantage of the current Polar Bear Pricing at Chicken N Pickle! Save big this winter by renting an outdoor pickleball court for just $10 all day. With plenty of beautiful days ahead, make the most of this fantastic deal. Discover why pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the US! Chicken N Pickle has so […]

Winter Wonderland Event at Naftzger Park: Free Event

Winter Wonderland at Naftzger Park

Winter Wonderland at Naftzger Park is a FREE event courtesy of Wichita Park & Recreation. This event is crafted to spread holiday joy throughout the community. Wander through the park while enjoying the brilliant lights and whimsical decorations. Immerse yourself in delightful music and live entertainment at the Evergy Pavilion, creating enduring memories that will […]

Indoor Play Places and Activities for Kids in Wichita

Indoor Play Places in Wichita

If you are looking for things to do indoors in Wichita, we got you covered. If it’s too cold or too hot out, sometimes you just need to get out of the house.  Are you tired of being cooped up inside? Check out all the fun things you can do indoors in Wichita! From bowling […]

Wichita Christmas Tree Farms 2023

Christmas Tree Farms near Wichita

There are many places you can buy a live Christmas tree, but if you want the full traditional Christmas tree experience, you won’t want to pick it up at a store lot. Take a page out of Clark Griswold’s book and build some great family memories, carry on a family tradition, or make a new […]

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Wichita

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Wichita

Dashing through the snow and oh what fun it is! Every year, we have only a few places in Wichita that usually offer horse-drawn carriage rides in Wichita. There is something incredible magical about the experience of an old fashioned carriage ride that will put even the must ‘humbug’ of people into the Christmas spirit!  […]

Pop Up Holiday Bars and Igloos in Wichita this Holiday

Pop Up Bars and Igloos in Wichita

Have you checked out a pop-up bar or Igloo in Wichita this holiday season? There are many new options to help you get into a festive mood this Christmas.  Pop-up bars and holiday igloos often provide a unique and festive experience that contributes to their popularity. During holidays, these venues often embrace festive decorations, lighting, […]

Wichita Detailing Co. Holiday Special Discount

Car Detail this Holiday

Wichita on the Cheap has partnered with Wichita Detailing Co. to bring you a special DEAL ONLY for our followers. If you mention this article or Wichita on the Cheap, you will receive 20% off any service or gift card from now to December 30, 2023. Is finding the ideal gift challenging this holiday season? […]

25 Days of Holiday Activities: Free & Cheap Events in Wichita

We’ve compiled a list of Wichita’s favorite FREE or Cheap holiday activities and events in our ’25 Days of Holiday Fun’ list. There is so much happening around town; this is only a little taste of what’s happening. You can visit our community calendar for the complete list. If you’re searching for budget-friendly entertainment with […]

Where to see Christmas Lights in Wichita KS 2023

Christmas Lights in Wichita

Find Christmas lights in Wichita, KS. This is a current list of Christmas light displays we love. Driving around looking at Wichita Christmas lights is not only a fun family tradition, it’s also really inexpensive (even after you factor in the price of gas)!

First Day Hikes on New Years Day in Kansas, Wichita

State Parks in Kansas First Day Hikes

Take a hike on the first day of 2024 to start your new year off right!  Numerous Kansas State Parks – and a Wichita city park – are offering First Day Hikes, which are guided hikes on New Year’s Day, January 1. Bring the family – bundled up, of course, and wearing comfortable, sturdy hiking […]

New Years Easy and Cheap Traditions

New Years Traditions

It is almost the New Year and we have a list of New Years’ fun facts and cheap and easy traditions for 2023. It marks the start of a new year. It’s often time for people to come together with friends and family to celebrate. New Years Fun Facts: Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s […]

Inexpensive Weekly Bowling Specials in Wichita

Bowling Deals and Specials Wichita

Are you in search of affordable bowling alleys in Wichita? We’ve put together a guide featuring budget-friendly bowling and special deals in the area. Bowling is a universal source of enjoyment for all, offering a great opportunity to connect with friends and family in a lively and welcoming setting. Whether you’re new to the game […]

Chicken N Pickle: Buy One Give One Pot Pies

‘Tis the season for giving! This year, Chicken N Pickle makes it super easy for you to give back. On Wednesday, November 29, Chicken N Pickle hosts ‘Pie it Forward.’ For every $8 rotisserie chicken pot pie purchased, Chicken N Pickle will donate a pot pie to the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita. So head […]

Ice Skating at Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle Ice Pond in Wichita

Chicken N Pickle ice skating rink in Wichita is now Open! Grab your skates (or rent them there) and take a few turns around the pond. Don’t forget to bundle up with a warm coat, thick socks, and gloves! New this year is Igloos. You can rent them, and they seat up to 8 people […]

Ultimate List of Holiday Events & Deals in Wichita: December

December Ultimate list of things to do in Wichita

We have made the ultimate list of deals and events in Wichita this December. This Holiday is filled with exciting events, Christmas movies, shopping deals, and Christmas light displays.   ‘Tis the season for Christmas cheer and fantastic deals! Dive into the festive spirit with our curated selection of Christmas deals and a sleigh-full of fun […]

Frozen Sing-Along at Exploration Place

Frozen Sing-Along at Exploration Place

Step into the enchanting world of Arendelle and join us for an experience filled with music, laughter and the heartwarming tale of sisters Elsa and Anna as we watch the beloved film Frozen on the big screen in Kemper Theater. Throughout the movie, there will be fun surprises, interactive cues, a special appearance by Olaf […]

See Santa at Cabela’s and get a Free Printed Photo

Free Santa Photos at Cabela's

Santa is making an early visit to Wichita this year; you can see him starting November 4 – December 24, 2023 at Cabela’s Wichita at 2427 N. Greenwich Road!  Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s is a beautiful display where you can visit Santa for FREE and receive a FREE printed photo. We just went with our daughter, […]

Where to see Santa in Wichita 2023

Where to See Santa in Wichita

He’s a busy guy, but Santa still always makes time to visit Wichita every year. See the full schedule of his stops below! He loves our city because the people are great, there isn’t a lot of traffic, and we have so many affordable things to do. But best of all, of course, is the […]

Botanica Illuminations 2023: Light Show & Santa

Illuminations at Botanica

Botanica’s Illuminations is an annual tradition in Wichita, which fills the night sky with holiday lights (up to two million of them!) and Christmas music. In addition to the amazing displays, show, and carousel rides, Illuminations will have live carolers each night, hot coco and treats, and the opportunity to visit Santa. Illuminations Dates: November […]

Cookie Decorating Party at Exploration Place

Cookie Decorating at Exploration Place

Exploration Place cookie decorating party is a DEAL this holiday. For a flat rate, you can bring your whole family to decorate cookies and take them home for Santa, meet Santa, tell Santa you wishes, take pictures, and enjoy other Holiday activities.  It’s a festive experience for everyone! Celebrate this holiday season by ditching the […]

Watson Park Christmas Express

Watson Christmas Express

Explore the magic of Watson’s Christmas Express in two fantastic ways! Opt for the VIP package by registering in advance to indulge in EVERYTHING, or join them during the general admission timeframe without any registration and tailor your perfect experience. Whichever option you choose, a delightful time awaits you at Watson Park! All Aboard for […]

Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll

Holiday Stroll at Bradley Fair

Join in the festive spirit at the Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll, a weekly event taking place every Sunday this holiday Season. While, unfortunately, there won’t be free carriage rides this year, you can still hop on the electric train for a delightful ride at just $3. Each week offers complimentary hot cocoa and the chance […]

Wichita Art Museum Holiday Open House

Wichita Art Museums Holiday Open House

The Wichita Art Museum has FREE admission and a FREE Holiday Event planned for its annual Open House on December 2, 2023. Embrace the spirit of the season with enjoyable and festive activities happening all around the museum! Encounter Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their reindeer, revel in holiday performances, listen to captivating storytelling, and unleash […]

Fifty Foot Leg Lamp goes up in Oklahoma FRA-GEE-LAY

Fra-gee-lay Leg Lamp

The Oklahoma Leg Lamp is back this year. We are big fans of A Christmas Story movie. The Fifty-Foot Leg Lamp has gone up in Chickasha, Oklahoma, over the past few years. What is the Leg Lamp? It’s from the movie A Christmas Story. It is a lamp the father won in the film, and […]