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Wichita Flea Market a Monthly Sale with Local & Regional Vendors

Wichita Flea Market in ICT

The Wichita Flea Market is doing a “Tour of Wichita” Each show will be at different locations for 2024. 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 antiques, crafts, vintage items, collectibles, primitives, reclaimed items, […]

Fulton Valley Farms: A Country Christmas Holiday Event

Fulton Valley Farms in Butler County puts on A Country Christmas starting November 29 to December 23 with over 1,200,000 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 of […]

Where to see Christmas Lights in Wichita KS 2024

Christmas Lights in Wichita

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

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

Christmas Tree Disposal Wichita

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 […]

Wichita Restaurants & Bars Open Christmas Day

Restaurants open on Christmas Day

Looking to see what bars and restaurants are open on Christmas Day 2023? We have a list of places you can eat out on December 25, and we’ll tell you a couple big-name restaurants that will be closed. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. After your Christmas day meal, drive around to […]

Holiday Movies and Christmas Classics Films in Wichita

Christmas's Movies and Holiday Classics in Wichita

‘Tis the season for Holiday Movies, timeless Christmas classics, and fantastic deals on movie ticket prices! If you’re in search of films to infuse that holiday spirit, look no further. We’ve curated a list of the finest movies playing in Wichita this festive season. Various theaters in Wichita are gearing up to showcase a mix […]

Wichita Christmas Tree Farms 2023

Christmas Tree Farms near Wichita

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

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Wichita

Dashing through the snow and oh what fun it is! Every year, we have only a few places in Wichita that usually offer 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!  […]

Christmas and Holiday Events in Wichita for Adults and Kids 2023

The Ultimate list of Holiday Events in Wichita

Looking for things to do in Wichita, KS, for Christmas? We have the ultimate list of Holiday events, Christmas activities, and what is happening in Wichita this Holiday. We want to take some stress off you this holiday season and make it easy for you to see what’s happening in & around Wichita.  This list […]

Christmas Shows and Holiday Concerts 2023

Christmas Concerts and Holiday Shows

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 […]

Chicken N Pickle: Buy One Give One Pot Pies

‘Tis the season for giving! This year, Chicken N Pickle makes it super easy for you to give back. On Wednesday, November 29, Chicken N Pickle hosts ‘Pie it Forward.’ For every $8 rotisserie chicken pot pie purchased, Chicken N Pickle will donate a pot pie to the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita. So head […]

Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm 2023

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 […]

Holiday Bazaars, Christmas Craft Shows and Holiday Markets 2023

Holiday Markets, Craft Shows & Bazaars in Wichita

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade items at these upcoming holiday bazaars, Christmas craft shows, 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 for the craft fairs. Enjoy their handiwork and support your local artists at […]

Victorian Christmas at Old Cowtown Museum

Victorian Christmas at 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. Victorian Christmas has become a family tradition for many in the Wichita area. […]

Where to see Santa in Wichita 2023

Where to See Santa in Wichita

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 […]

Botanica Illuminations 2023: Light Show & Santa

Illuminations at Botanica

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 […]

Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll

Holiday Stroll at Bradley Fair

Join in the festive spirit at the Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll, a weekly event taking place every Sunday this holiday Season. While, unfortunately, there won’t be free carriage rides this year, you can still hop on the electric train for a delightful ride at just $3. Each week offers complimentary hot cocoa and the chance […]

Wichita Art Museum Holiday Open House

Wichita Art Museums Holiday Open House

The Wichita Art Museum has FREE admission and a FREE Holiday Event planned for its annual Open House on December 2, 2023. Embrace the spirit of the season with enjoyable and festive activities happening all around the museum! Encounter Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their reindeer, revel in holiday performances, listen to captivating storytelling, and unleash […]

Lights at Ability Point formerly 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, is now known as Lights at Ability Point. Experience the holiday wonderland from the warmth of your car as you drive through more than 1.6 million […]

Breakfast with Santa at Cowtown

Santa reading story to kids at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita

Join Santa for breakfast at Old Cowtown Museum on Saturday, December 2nd or 9th, 2023. This is a perfect holiday tradition for Wichita kids. Tickets go fast for this event, so get them asap at the City of Wichita ticket site if you want to go.  Breakfast, photos with Santa, and activities will be included […]

BOGO Film Series Passes at the Wichita Orpheum Theater

Orpheum BOGO Season Pass

Looking for a great gift idea for someone who loves classic movies? This one keeps on giving all year long, and with this BOGO free deal it’s super inexpensive. The Wichita Orpheum Theater offers classic films once per month throughout the year. These are generally on the third Thursday of every month and they always […]

Midian Shrine Feztival of Trees

Feztival of Trees Midian Shrine Wichita KS

Midian Shrine’s annual Fezitval of Trees event will provide a fun walk through dozens of fully decorated Christmas trees on display, along with festive activities and swag packages to be raffled off.  The 2023 Feztival of Trees will be held Friday through Tuesday, November 17-21 and again Friday through Sunday, November 24-26.   Admission is […]

Friends University Christmas Clock Tower Lighting

Friends Clock Tower

Friends University illuminates the historic Davis clock tower on Nov. 19, 2023 at 6 p.m. This time-honored tradition on the Friends University campus at Rose Window Plaza is a symbol of the start of the holiday season for the campus and the Wichita community. Whether you attend Friends University, or just live in Wichita, you […]

Winfield Isle of Lights Christmas Display

Winfield, KS has a beautiful mile-long Christmas display that’s a must see for your yearly family tradition! The volunteer-run Isle of Lights features several displays PLUS an 18 foot LED-lit Christmas Tree! The tree is located by the entrance of Island Park.  Admission to Winfield’s Isle of Lights is free, but they do accept donations.  […]

Gingerbread Village Event at Exploration Place

Gingerbread Village Exploration Place

The annual Gingerbread Village is BACK for 2023! Gingerbread Village, is one of Wichita’s favorite holiday traditions at Exploration Place on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, 2023. Museum admission is free with Gingerbread Village The beloved event is a partnership between Exploration Place and the Assistance League of Wichita. We all agree that […]