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Monthly Wichita Flea Market

Wichita Flea Market

The Wichita Flea Market Market is back again for 2023! This year they will be doing a “Tour of Wichita” each show will be at different locations. This is a monthly Flea Market in and around Wichita with typically over 200 local and regional vendors. Perfect for “one-stop” shopping.  Shop locally through booths that include […]

Botanica Illuminations 2022

Illuminations Ultimate guide

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. In addition to the amazing displays, show and carousel rides, Illuminations will have live carolers each night, hot coco and treats, and the opportunity to visit Santa. Illuminations Dates: November […]

Free Christmas tree disposal, recycling in and around the Wichita area

Christmas tree Disposal

Sedgwick County residents can recycle real Christmas trees for free! When you’re ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, you can take it to one of more than 20 locations to have it turned into mulch. The program is run by Sedgwick County Environmental Resources. While you’re there, you may also pick up free mulch — if […]

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)!

Lights at Ability Point formally known as Arc’s Lights on St. Paul

Ability Point Lights

Looking for a fantastic holiday light display to drive through? You’ll love this Wichita classic. The Lights at Ability Point formerly known as The Arc’s Lights on St. Paul and now known as Lights at Ability Point. The 70-year-old agency serving individuals living with an intellectual and developmental disability changed is name to Ability Point […]

Wichita Restaurants Open Christmas Day

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

Just in case the dog gets to the turkey, ham, or prime rib before you do – or even if you just want to skip preparing the big holiday meal – it’s good to know you have some alternatives. For whatever reason, if you want to go out on the town to eat on December […]

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 […]

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Best Christmas Pageant Ever performed by Wichita Children's Theater and Dance Company

Wichita Children’s Theater and Dance Center will host their 37th annual production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in December again this year. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a funny and memorable story about an outrageous family of children who learn the Christmas story and help everyone to rediscover its true meaning. This will be […]

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 Art Museum Holiday Open House

Wichita Art Museum Holiday Event

The Wichita Art Museum has FREE admission and special fun planned for its annual Holiday Open House. The event is held by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum each year and includes warm holiday activities.  Santa!! Story telling with Glitter the Elf Enjoy cookies and hot spice tea from the Spice Merchant  Entertainment from […]

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 […]

Victorian Christmas at Old Cowtown Museum

Dancers at Victorian Christmas Cowtown

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at Old Cowtown Museum’s Victorian Christmas event this season in Wichita. Stroll along lamp-lit, carol-filled streets, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa, and check out the Victorian dancers in the evenings on two weekends in December. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] Victorian Christmas has become a family tradition for many in […]

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 […]

Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll

Bradley Fair

The Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll happens weekly on Sundays this year, and includes live entertainment on the Plaza throughout the day, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, opportunities to snag a photo with Santa or with your crew in other festive spots, face painting, hot coco and more!  And of course, the best part, is that it’s […]

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 […]

Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm 2022

Prairie Pines Tree Farm

Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm opens for the season on the day after Thanksgiving in November with holiday fun for families until mid-December. If you want the traditional family experience of going out and finding your tree, they have some beautiful pines growing on the property. Prairie Pines also has pre-cut trees for sale. But […]

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 […]

Watson Park Christmas Polar Express Polar Activity

Polar Express ride in Wichita at Watson Park!

All aboard for a fun trip to visit Santa! This year Wichita Park and Recreation is offering two ways to enjoy the “Polar Express” experience they call Watson Christmas Express.  Watson Christmas Express will be running at O.J. Watson Park throughout the holiday season. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas, just like the boy in […]

Holiday Gift Card Deals 2022

Holiday Gift Card Deals

Gift cards are welcome stocking-stuffers for every difficult-to-buy-for person on your list, from the in-laws to college students (and they make good teacher gifts too).  But Santa never said you couldn’t walk away with a little something extra out of the deal. Here is a growing list of holiday gift card deals that come with […]

4x Fuel Points at Dillons

4x fuel points on gift cards with Dillons coupon

Dillons occasionally offers a digital coupon offer worth 4x fuel points.    Usually the 4x points are on gift card purchases. But remember, you don’t necessarily have to use gift cards as gifts! Consider buying gift cards at Dillons to use instead of cash. You’ll get the fuel points on your purchase, and the gift […]

Free Entrance to Kansas State Parks on Black Friday

Free Entrance to state parks Black Friday

This year, Kansas State Parks are offering a Black Friday deal everyone can enjoy, and you won’t have to wait in line. (I guess you could camp out the night before though!) Black Friday, November 25, is a free entrance day to all Kansas State Parks! Kansas state park daily vehicle permits, which are normally […]