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Wichita Winter Activity Checklist

Wichita Winter Checklist ICT

We all get a little stir-crazy when winter seems to drag on during these cold months. It can get to the point where we all feel like shut-ins and, as a mom of a small child, I get tired of cleaning up all of the glitter and slime that I provided as indoor entertainment. (Note-to-self: […]

Illuminations at Botanica Mini Holiday Village Display

Botanica mini village

Illuminations at Botanica, the Wichita Garden has been a family favorite for years. When you think of the holiday season you think of the ever-growing event of Illuminations. With over 2 million lights and national recognition by USA Today for Top Light Displays it is considered one of the best holiday shows in the country. […]

Christmas Lights Wichita Kansas 2022

Christmas Lights

Updated for 2018! Find Christmas lights in and near Wichita, KS. This is a current list of Christmas light displays we love. Driving around looking at Christmas lights is not only a fun family tradition, it’s also really inexpensive (even after you factor in the price of gas)!

Safari of Lights Holiday Display at Tanganyika

Safari Lights

Tanganyika Wildlife Park presents Safari of Lights. Bring your family or friends together this holiday season to enjoy the drive-thru holiday light display that is synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes. Hot cocoa and popcorn are also available for purchase, so you can make this an evening to remember! What is Safari of Lights? A […]

Houses to Drive-by with Christmas Light Displays

Houses to drive-by with Christmas displays

There are so many Holiday light display at individual residences this Christmas season in and around Wichita. The best part is they are completely free to go see but all do appreciate donations. All you have to do is load up in your car and dive to one or more of these over-the-top houses that […]

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

Cabela's Santa

Santa is making an early visit to Wichita this year; you can see him from November 6 to December 24, 2022 at Cabela’s Wichita at 2427 N. Greenwich Road! We’re putting together a huge day-by-day list of holiday events in the Wichita area, including Santa visits, holiday markets, tree lightings, celebrations, and more. We are […]

Holiday Traditions that are Free & Cheap

Holiday Traditions

Christmas time is the happiest time and it’s always fun to come up with creative and fun traditions. Spreading the holiday spirit, making memories, and giving back is what Christmas is all about. Christmas doesn’t always have to be expensive, so here is a list of activities to do that cost just about nothing. 15 […]

Kansas State Fair 50% off

Kansas State Fair Holiday

The Kansas State Fair is offering a great Holiday Deal! Give a gift that is perfect for the person who doesn’t want to miss a minute of the Fair: the Kansas State Fair Season Pass.  Buy now and save over 50% on gate admission to the 2023 Fair.  This card includes 10 gate admission scans for just […]

Stocking Stuffers Under $10 on Amazon

Stocking Stuffers Under $10

We have played Santa for you! We made a list of over 65 of the best deal on Amazon deals that would be great for stocking stuffers. We have something on here for everyone. We know how precious your time is so we hope this helps you this season.  While making your list and checking […]

Wichita Holiday Gift Guide

Here is our Holiday Gift Guide of ideas for 2022. Some of these are great deals and some are just unique items we wanted to share. We know holiday shopping can be hard so checkout the Gift Guide below to see local Wichita business that have special gifts to offer this year. We hope this […]

Stocking Stuffer Under $10

Stocking Stuffers

With Christmas on the rise, things are getting more stressful. Shopping for gifts is hard enough. Thankfully, you have me to help you check off Stocking Stuffers from your list! Below are two lists I’ve  put together for gifts specific to whom you’re buying gifts for. Click HERE to see our top Stocking Stuffers Under […]

Gifts for Teachers this Holiday for under $25

Gifts for Teachers

Teachers work so hard to encourage and inspire kids in the classroom. I urge you to take these ideas and give them to the teachers that mean so much to your children, because they do so much for them and us. Not only are these ideas affordable, they are guaranteed to make their day! I […]

Save 10% on Target GiftCards on December 3 and 4

Target Deal

This offer is hits the bullseye for bargain hunters. Savvy shoppers know it’s nearly impossible to get a discount on Target GiftCards. That’s why this special from the mass retailer is right on target for holiday savings! Whether you use them yourself or give them to the Target fans on your gift list, now’s the […]

Wichita Christmas Tree Farms 2022

Christmas tree Farms

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 2022

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Dashing through the snow and oh what fun it is! Every year, we have several places in Wichita that usually offer free 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!  Look below […]

Christmas events in Wichita 2022

Christmas Events Wichita

Looking for things to do in Wichita, KS for Christmas? November and December are normally filled with holiday events in Wichita, including Christmas concerts and shows, festive bazaars and markets, visits with Santa, Christmas light tours, and even horse-drawn carriage rides. Many of these events make for an affordable day out with the family, a […]

Fulton Valley Farms: A Country Christmas Holiday Event

Fulton Valley Farms Reindeer

Fulton Valley Farms in Butler County puts on A Country Christmas starting November 25 – December 16, 2022 with over 800,000 lights, live reindeer, Santa and so much more. They have also added some really fun special events for this Holiday Season that are reasonably priced. Fulton Valley Farms is a short 15-minute drive east […]

Where to see Santa in Wichita 2022

Where to see Santa

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 […]

Christmas tree lightings Wichita 2022

Christmas Tree Lighting & Events

Feeling nostalgic for some old-fashioned hometown holiday fun? We’ve rounded up a Santa-pack full of free Christmas tree lightings in Wichita as well as in our neighboring communities. Wichita is surrounded by wonderful small communities that have their own traditions and events for the holiday season. These festive events will have you exploring beyond your immediate […]

Christmas Shows and Concerts 2022

Christmas Shows and Concerts

We have so many holiday shows, Christmas pageants, concerts and other holiday entertainment in Wichita it’s difficult to keep track of them all! Here’s where we’ll be posting new ones as we find them. In this list you’ll find productions from community theaters, concerts from local musical groups, student performances, Christmas movies on the big […]

Fall Bazaars, Craft Shows and Holiday Markets 2023

Holiay Craft Shows, Bazaars and Holiday Markets

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade items at these upcoming bazaars, Christmas craft fairs, open houses, artisan markets and other holiday shopping events in and around Wichita. Local artists and crafters have been hard at work throughout the year making awesome, unique items. Enjoy their handiwork and support your local artists at any of the […]

Winter Wonderland at Naftzger Park

Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!Get in the holiday spirit at Winter Wonderland! Saturday, December 10th, from 5-7 pm, take you and your family to see Santa at the Evergy Pavilion at Naftzger Park. The event is free for all who wish to attend. Winter Wonderland will have many activities for the family to enjoy Mayor’s […]

Membership Deals to local attractions and Black Friday Specials

Membership Deals at local attractions

Give the gift that can be use all year long like a membership to a local attraction or a gift card. We have so many wonderful attractions here in Wichita so think about giving the gift of an experience. Here is a list of membership deals and Black Friday Specials.  Botanica, the Wichita Garden  The […]

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

I had never hear of the Oklahoma Leg Lamp so I had to share. 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? Its from the movie A Christmas Story. Its a lamp the father […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trick or Treat Halloween Wichita

Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a Halloween to remember for years to come! With traditional door-to-door trick or treating becoming less popular, Wichita has gained some really fun new options […]