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.
The entire community is invited to Illuminations to tour the gardens, enjoy the holiday-themed activities and atmosphere.
Illuminations will be open daily (with the exception of November 25 and 26 and December 24 and 25) from November 18, 2021 to January 1, 2022.
Pre-purchased tickets are required for entry to Illuminations. (Walk-in tickets will not be available.) Choose a time slot between 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the nights when Illuminations is open.
Below, we have information on what you’ll see, how much it costs, and where to park for Illuminations 2021.
What you can do and see at Botanica Illuminations
Illuminations transforms each garden area inside Botanica into a different themed holiday display or uniquely lit botanical setting. It will be different this year, as it is every year, but the display is a mile long with many lights, pop-up train display, the funky tree, candy cane lane, and more.
Hot chocolate and snacks will be for sale; however, cash will not be accepted for these so be sure to bring a debit/credit card.
Joyland Carousel at Illuminations
The Khicha Family Carousel will be open! Ride tickets can be purchased inside the Carousel Pavilion.
Visit with Santa at Botanica
Santa visits Illuminations every year because he loves the lights! Kids are encouraged to bring a letter to Santa and drop it off in the oversized mailbox.
How much does it cost to go to Botanica’s Illuminations?
Tickets for Illuminations are an affordable $13 for adults and only $9 for members, military & youth. Children ages 2 and under are FREE. But please note:
Tickets are available ONLY in advance this year.
You must pre-purchase your light display tickets online and choose a time slot to attend. You can print your tickets at home or show the barcode on your phone. Your tickets will be scanned at the South Gate entrance across from Cowtown on Museum Blvd.
Keep reading to find out more, as well as where to park for Illuminations.
Where to park at Illuminations
You will enter Illuminations from the South Gate Entrance on Sim Park Drive across from Old Cowtown Museum. You can park in the Cowtown lot or this year there’s also a NEW River Edge Parking Lot you can use. For more information, visit the Parking page at the Botanica website.
Have questions? Botanica has answers. Visit the FAQ page at the Illuminations website if you need any more details.
Date: November 18 to January 1 (excluding Nov. 25 & 26, Dec. 24 & 25)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203
Cost: $13 adults ($9 members, military, and youth)