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Free Halloween Displays to visit & Spooky Light Shows in Wichita

When I think of Halloween displays, the first thing I think of is the College Hill neighborhood in Wichita. It has been a family favorite for years. All over the neighborhood are houses that take Halloween decorating to the extreme.

Some of the houses wait until Halloween Eve to put out their displays, but many houses decorate all month long.

Halloween Displays to see in Wichita

On October 31st a lot of the streets are blocked off around parts of College Hill and Wichita Police Officers are there to make sure everyone remains safe.

One of our favorite houses to visit is at 401 N. Roosevelt St. We asked the homeowner why do they spend the time and money to put on this incredible display? Their response was “When you grow up in College Hill, the spirit of Halloween becomes apart of you. You can’t imagine your house without lights and decorations and 1000s of trick or treaters roaming the streets on a crisp fall night. It’s like growing up on a movie set! I decorate our house to keep the tradition of this amazing neighborhood alive. Most importantly, I do it to honor my mother who always put her magical touch on this holiday and neighborhood.” – Alexis Phillips

Another one of our favorite displays is the UFO. The homeowners had this acrylic dome made in California.

College Hill Halloween

Here is a list of locations to checkout: 

I have not personally driven by all of these, so let me know how they are in the comments below. If you know of other Halloween houses to see, please email us at wotcinfo@gmail.com so we can add them to the list.

  • 401 N. Roosevelt St.
  • 300 N. Belmont
  • 1353 N. Perry Avenue
  • 2nd & Broadview Ave
  • 6726 W. Ocieo
  • 9106 W. Meadow Knoll
  • 2116 N. Westridge
  • Arapaho & West Murdock Street
  • 4508 S Charles Ave.
  • 3705 W 20th St N.
  • 5224 E Ashton Ct, Bel Aire KS 67220 

There is a tribute to Donna Volz & Kathy Francis who were the founders of Halloween Street! I think they would be proud that their legacy continues and the tradition of Collage Hill Halloween is enjoyed by thousands.

I SPY: a living baby in this picture below! HA, that’s my daughter in the mix of all the dolls.

College Hill Halloween

Halloween Lights and Haunted Displays in Wichita

The best Halloween displays are famously in the College Hill district in Wichita. Surprise the kids, grab some hot chocolate, and take a stroll through the street of College Hill for a chance to see these impressive displays up-close!

Highlight Houses: 

Lights on David 409 N. David St. Should run nightly during the week following up to Halloween.

  • Lights on David Street Facebook Page 
  • Show Days: October 13 & 14 and daily October 20 – Halloween
  • Show Times: It starts at dark and runs through 9 pm Sunday-Thrusday and until 10pm Friday & Saturday.

Lights on Brummet St. 3721 S. Brummett Fun Halloween display on October 31.

Christmas at McKinney’s house: 1462 N. Coolidge

  • Has a good selection of Hallowwwn songs and a huge singing pumpkin

Not confirmed for 2023: 

Lights on Oceio 6726 W. Ocieo St. Fun Halloween music, fog, props, and a light show.


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