Yippee! Bring the family to Old Town Square this season for fun Christmas activities and a little local shopping, FREE Christmas activities, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Legacy Bank is sponsoring the holiday lighting this year.
Mayor Longwell will be lighting the Christmas tree on December 2, and there are rumors that Santa is going to be landing on a nearby rooftop. (You have to see that.) And then throughout the holiday season, you’ll have fun in the Square, which will be all decorated up for the holidays. See the schedule for carriage rides below.
There’s also a contest going on to see which Old Town business has the best-dressed window. You can vote for your favorite on Facebook (link below).
Saturday, December 8: FREE winter celebration and a showing of the film Love, Actually outdoors under the stars.
Sunday, December 9: Enjoy an Indoor Farmers Market in Old Town at the new Wave venue.
Saturday, December 15: Visit the Square for Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides from noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 16: Your second opportunity this month for a little local shopping at the Indoor Farmers Market in Old Town.
Saturday, December 22: Here’s another opportunity to ride a horse-drawn carriage through Old Town Square if you missed the first one! Again: FREE!
Old Town Square is at 2nd and Mead. You’ll find shopping, restaurants, the City Arts gallery, and the Old Town Warren Theater.
Remember that you can find your parking spot and then get around the rest of Downtown, Delano, and the Douglas Design District with the free Q-line Wichita.
For more info and to vote for your favorite shop window, you can visit the Old Town Wichita Facebook page.
Your guide to Wichita holidays on the cheap!
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- Where to Visit Santa around Wichita
- Christmas Craft Shows and Holiday Markets
- How to make the holidays special when you can't afford big presents
- Non-Toy Gift Ideas
- Find Unique Gifts at these Local Wichita Shops
- Great Local Gifts Under $20
- Wichita Christmas Light Displays
- Botanica Illuminations
- Fulton Valley Farms A Country Christmas
- Christmas Tree Farms