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December Events at Crown Uptown Theatre

The Crown Uptown Theatre is a beautiful feature of Wichita. This theatre has been providing our community with entertainment since 1928, and it’s not stopping any time soon. The Crown Uptown has several affordable and fun events coming up that you can enjoy. To keep the entertainment available and to keep you safe, The Crown […]

Christmas in the Garden

Christmas in the Garden event

December 21 through the 23 you can celebrate Christmas with a walk-through of Calvary’s Rock Church’s garden. Their Prayer Garden will be decorated with lights that you can enjoy as you walk through. They will also tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ from Old Testament prophesy to New Testament Bethlehem. [sc name=”subscribe-link” […]

McDonald’s offers holiday treat with Free Daily Deals for 11 days

Merry McDonald’s! The fast-food chain is unwrapping big savings for the holidays — for 11 days.  The chain is offering a twist on its celebrity orders program to bring some extra cheer to fans this holiday season. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Starting Dec. 14, McDonald’s will be giving away the favorite menu items of classic holiday […]

FREE budget-friendly cooking classes

Cooking ingredients including fresh fruits and veggies, produce, low-cost healthy food items

The Wichita YMCA will once again offer a series of adult cooking classes for parents and caregivers. These hands-on classes, called Cooking Matters, are focused on helping parents, pregnant women, or caregivers of kids learn how to make healthy, nutritious meals on a budget. It’s especially helpful for parents or caregivers from lower-income households because […]

Junior Pickleball Lessons at Chicken N Pickle

pickleball courts at night at Chicken N Pickle Wichita

Bust out of winter break boredom with Chicken N Pickle’s junior pickleball lessons. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Open to ages 8-15, participants will learn everything they need to know about the fastest growing sport in America from a pickleball pro. Spots are limited to help maintain physical distance between players. Paddles and balls will be sanitized […]

Skate with Buddy the Elf and the Grinch at the Wichita Ice Center

Buddy the Elf? I know him! I know him!! The Wichita Ice Center is going to be hosting a fun day this December for Wichita kids to skate with Buddy the Elf and the Grinch. Also see: Where to See Santa Claus in Wichita In addition to being able to skate with these characters, you’ll […]

Santa Drive Thru

  Go see Santa on December 20th from 11:30-3pm! [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] This is an opportunity to snag your pic with the big guy & share your list from a safe distance. $5 minimum donation per car with all proceeds going to local Ronald McDonald House Chapter. Your professional pictures will be sent to you […]

Free Pilates Lessons at Club Pilates in Bradley Fair

free pilates classes

December 10 – 13 you can participate in a FREE intro class at Club Pilates in Bradley Fair!  Pilates is a type of exercise made to help improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture.  From December 10 through December 13 you can test out Pilates at one of the FREE intro classes. Club Pilates is a […]

MADabolic Gym Tour

December 17 is your day to tour Wichita’s new gym. MADabolic is Wichita’s first strength-driven interval training concept. Learn more about this concept and this gym at their FREE opening night. The MAD & Mingle event is December 17, 2020 from 5 pm to 7pm. They will have food and beverages from Meddys of Wichita. […]

Ugly Sweater Skate Night at Chicken N Pickle

ugly sweater skating night at Chicken N Pickle

Head on over to Chicken N Pickle for an opportunity to ice skate and show off your ugliest Holiday sweater! Friday, December 18, 2020 join Chicken N Pickle, DJ Bearfoot, and other ugly sweater enthusiasts for a night of skating and prizes. All skaters who wear holiday sweaters will receive a spin on Chicken N […]

Nights Before Christmas Hutchinson Light Display

Christmas lights in Hutchinson

December 12-19 go for a drive and experience Christmas lights in Hutchinson! This year you can experience the Nights Before Christmas light display from the warmth and comfort of your car. Drive along the outside of the Hutchinson Zoo and see the light displays put on by several non-profit groups and the light displays from […]

Happy Hoofidays at Tanganyika

happy hoofidays at tanganyika

The Holidays are all about spending time with friends, family, and… animals!! Happy Hoofidays with Tanganyika is sure to be an fun and safe way to celebrate the holidays. Tanganyika has fun activities planned: Animals Up-Close Petting Zoo Games Holiday Crafts Cookie Decorating  Family Photos with Santa and The Grinch Meet & Greet with Tanganyika […]

Pictures with Santa and Ugly Sweater Contest

Saturday, December 12 head over to Indian Motorcycles of Wichita for an opportunity to take pictures with Santa and participate in an ugly sweater contest. Starting at 10:00 am they will host an adult ugly Christmas sweater contest. Entries will be taken until 5:00 pm and the winner will be announced via Facebook on Monday, […]

Breakfast with Santa at Stearman Field Bar & Grill

breakfast with Santa at Stearman Field Bra & Grill

Saturday, December 19, Santa Claus is coming to town… to have breakfast with you! Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Stearman Field Bar & Grill on December 19, 2020. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] They will have a buffet style breakfast with special stations such as prime rib and ham carving, kid favorites, and custom omelets. Adult buffet […]

Chick fil A Derby Week of Giving

free and discounted food at Chick fil A

You’re not going to want to miss these deals at the Derby Chick fil A. December 7- 12 the Chick fil A in Derby Marketplace is starting the Holiday season off with a week full of deals. Week of giving at Chick fil A: Monday, December 7– Show your school staff ID and receive a […]

Free coffee for front-line responders at Starbucks in December

Starbucks is brimming with gratitude for our front-line responders all around the country. There’s really no way of thanking our first responders and hospital workers for their work and sacrifice, but we can all try in our own way.   For their part, Starbucks is offering a FREE tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to any customer who identifies […]

Mulvane Elf Hunt

mulvane elves hunt

Santa needs your kiddos help this year!  From November 28- December 21st your kids can collect stamps from local businesses where Santa’s elves are. Once you have collected all the stamps you can find and completed the Elf hunt worksheet turn it in to Mulvane Chamber office to be entered to win a 9ft stocking […]

Winfield Lighted Christmas Parade

Christmas parade in WInfield KS

Bring the family to downtown Winfield on Saturday, December 12th to watch a lighted Christmas parade! There will be beautifully lit floats travelling down Main Street in Winfield. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays.” [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] The parade will go from 17th Avenue to 10th Avenue on Main Street. Remember to bring […]

Drive-Thru Christmas

drive-thru christmas in Derby, KS

Pile your family in the car for a night of treats and holiday lights! On December 12, enjoy a drive-thru Christmas in Derby, KS hosted by the Derby Firefighters. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] The drive-thru will be available from 6 pm to 8 pm. They will hand out treats and a map of the Holiday Lights […]

$2 Tuesday at Carousel Skate Center

  Who’s ready to skate?! Carousel Skate Center is helping us by hosting another $2 Tuesday event!   On Tuesday, November 24, Carousel will host a $2 Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] There will be lots of $2 specials including: $2 Admission $2 Skate Rental $2 Small Popcorn $2 Medium Coke […]

Live Music at Hurricane Sports Grill

Live music and food are the perfect combination for a relaxing night out. Hurricane Sports Grill on West 13th Street in Wichita is now offering live music on select evenings. On the nights they have performers scheduled, you can enjoy your meal while listening to local musicians. The performances are free, but of course the food […]

Free Dance Performance at Naftzger Park

free dance performance at Naftzger Park

Enjoy a FREE dance performance by Regina Klenjoski Dance Company on November 7 at Naftzger Park! From 1 pm to 1:45 pm enjoy RKDC dance and music by Ryan Windham. Bring your blankets and chairs to watch the performance in comfort and grab a bite to eat at one of the surrounding local restaurants. Masks […]

Live Music: Playing in the Park

This outdoor live music event is music to our ears. Enjoy the Wichita Symphony Orchestra live in Naftzger Park for several performances this season.   On Wednesday, October 28, Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6 musicians from the Wichita Symphony will be playing music at Naftzger park! Venture to this recently renovated park to hear […]

Free Bicycle Lights and Installation

Safety first! On Friday, November 6 and Friday, November 13, 2020 the Wichita Police Department Broadway Corridor Team and Bike Walk Wichita will distribute free bicycle lights. Kansas law requires that anyone riding a bicycle at night must have at least a front light and a rear reflector. Bike Walk Wichita has received a generous […]

Election Day Freebies and Deals in Wichita for 2020

close up of man's hand holding Vote button

Wear your “I Voted” sticker and pick up some of these deals on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. If you vote early, save your sticker so you can wear it on Tuesday. Remember that participation may vary in some of these national promotions, so call ahead if you want to be sure. The polls will be […]