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Holidays in Old Town

Free carriage rides in Old Town Square Wichita

Yippee! Bring the family to Old Town this season for a little local shopping, fun and FREE Christmas activities. The Square will be decked out for the holidays with a beautiful tree and sparkling lights. There will be Black Friday & Small Biz Saturday shopping, the annual tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa […]

Get bonus $5 Starbucks gift card on Cyber Monday

Starbucks holiday beverages 2019

Starbucks gift cards have become synonymous with the holidays — simply because it seems to be the perfect (and easy) gift for just about everyone, from friends, neighbors and coworkers to postal workers, teachers and doctors. Gift givers can choose a perfectly designed eGift card loaded with $5 to $500 On Cyber Monday, Starbucks will give […]

Holidays in Delano

Delano Wichita clock tower roundabout

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the annual Holidays In Delano event on November 23. You’ll be able to score some discounts by donating to help folks in need and have great holiday fun all at the same time. Bring the the kids or spend some quality time with your shopping buddies! Here’s […]

Prairie Rose Chuckwagon: Christmas on the Prairie

Prairie Rose Chuckwagon is wrapping up their final season with a special Christmas on the Prairie event.  For their final season of wholesome family entertainment, you can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides (weather permitting), classic Christmas movies, hot chocolate, and popcorn from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., an all you can eat barbeque […]

Wichita Children’s Theatre Once Upon a Time Series: The Gingerbread Man

  Get in the holiday spirit with pizza and a show! The Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center is continuing the Once Upon a Time Series with the beloved and ever popular Gingerbread Man by KMR Scripts.  After the Saturday shows, Santa will appear and greet the children following the performance! There will also be […]

$5 Breakfast with Santa at Maize Rec (Register by Nov. 25)

Breakfast with Santa at Maize Rec.

Register by November 25 for Breakfast with Santa at Maize Recreation Center on Saturday, December 7, 2019. All ages are welcome. They’ll be serving biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage links, coffee, water, & juice. The event is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa price is only $5 per person, or $3 […]

FREE: Teen Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room

Harry Potter Yule Ball Facebook post

This will be a very cool winter break event for teens in Wichita! The Wichita Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room for teens in December. And it’s FREE! The event will be held on December 20, 2019 at the Advanced Learning Library location.  The Harry Potter themed escape room will […]

Groupon for Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday at Field Station: Dinosaurs

Field Station: Dinosaurs Christmas family event

Have yourself a merry little prehistoric holiday this season at Field Station: Dinosaurs’ Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday events! There’s even a Groupon deal right now that makes admission as low as $5-something per person when there’s a promo code. The dinosaur theme park will open its doors for a special winter season event from November […]

El Dorado Tree Lighting & Old Fashioned Christmas Parade

Get in the Christmas spirit with El Dorado’s Old Fashioned Christmas parade, tree lighting and festivities! Celebrate the holidays the old fashioned way on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in El Dorado, KS. There will be a full day of Christmas activities including a craft fair, parade, a chance to visit with Santa and activities at […]

Spirit of the Season FREE Family Concert from Wichita Symphony

Free Spirit of the Season Concert in Wichita from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra

2021 note: Apparently the WSO’s in-person Spirit of the Season concert will not be held this year, but they may do some virtual performances. (See their Facebook comment below.) The annual Spirit of the Season concert is a gift from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra to the community. Each year, the Symphony invites the community to […]

Winter Luminary Walk at Dyck Arboretum

Winter luminaries lighting up Dyck Arboretum in Hesston KS

This will be a fun holiday event in Hesston, KS. Dyck Arboretum will host its annual Winter Luminary Walk on four dates during the holiday season this year: November 29 & 30, 2019 (Thanksgiving weekend)  December 6 & 7, 2019 Enjoy the natural beauty of the gardens in the winter as you walk through thousands […]

College Hill Christmas Lights Tour

college hill christmas lights trolley tour

Snuggle up! On December 7 or 8 (two dates this year!), take a 30-minute trolley tour of College Hill Christmas lights while enjoying classic holiday goodies and entertainment.  This family-friendly affair will include live music, carolers, treats, prizes, live nativity, and a beautiful tour of the College Hill neighborhood lights! The trolley will depart from […]

Neat gifts from local stores

Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect Christmas gift. We are lucky to have a lot of unique and creative places to buy gifts from right here in Wichita. If you are looking for something creative, unique or made right here in Wichita we have some great, affordable ideas for you! We have compiled a […]

A Night with Santa (FREE)

Letters to Santa

Enjoy a fun and free evening out with the family for the annual A Night with Santa in downtown Wichita. Wichita Park & Recreation will host the annual Night with Santa event on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Century II. This free holiday event is for children 12 and under […]

FREE “Glorious Glass Show” at Karg Art Glass

Rollin Karg Shell - Glass blowing in Wichita Ks

Karg Art Glass will have a new show on display this winter with a special FREE opening night reception you won’t want to miss. The Glorious Glass Show will be on display at Karg Art Glass from November 8, 2019 through January 3, 2020 during normal store hours.   The FREE opening night festivities will […]

Last-minute Wichita gift ideas

Last-minute Christmas gift ideas, Wichita, KS

Even if you’ve finished your holiday shopping, you will probably want to take a look at these discounts and deals. All of them would make great gifts, and you can only find them locally here in the Wichita area. (You may even want to “gift” one or two of them to yourself!) And most of […]

Kansas Aviation Museum membership BOGO

Kansas Aviation Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum has a membership special that is perfect for holiday gift-giving! From now until 5 p.m. on December 31, 2018, purchase one Kansas Aviation Museum membership and you will be able to give a FREE membership to someone else. Holiday shopping accomplished. This offer is only valid for NEW memberships. Here are […]

Target Weekend Deals

Weekend Deals at Target - Saturday and Sunday only throughout the holiday season

Target has a new weekend deal that will help you get your gift list finished (or maybe you’ll get something cute for yourself). These are Saturday-only bargains at Target meant to help you get all of your holiday shopping done on the cheap. These Target deals will be offered each weekend until mid-December. This weekend’s deal is 30 […]

Holiday Pop-up Party with Wichita Festivals

Wichita Festivals Holiday Pop Up Party

Tuesday after work, head over to Revolutsia (the new shopping center made out of shipping containers) for a popup party from Wichita Festivals. The party will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. You’ll get to see “Admiral Claus,” do some holiday crafts, enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, and participate in a […]

Quik Trip’s 12 Days of Giving

If you use the Quik Trip app, you’re in for a treat – 12 of them! – starting Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Registered, logged-in app users will be surprised with a special offer to unwrap every morning until December 23. I’m sworn to secrecy about what each offer will be… Okay, truthfully I don’t even […]

Ugly Christmas Sweater After Party at Wave

After the free showing of Love Actually at Wave this Saturday, December 8, step inside the venue for a 21+ Ugly Christmas Sweater After Party! Dance the night away with DJ Dottie Green and DJ Cop Out! Wear your coziest, ugliest, sweaters and bring your friends to hit the dance floor! The dance party will […]

A Prairie Bluegrass Christmas

A Prairie Bluegrass Christmas concert in Wichita

Hear your favorite holiday standards with a bluegrass kick at A Prairie Bluegrass Christmas on December 6, 2018. This sounds like so much fun! A mix of old favorite traditional tunes and newer original songs played in the bluegrass style by Rob Loren on fiddle, mandolin, and dulcimer, Dennis Hardin on guitar and mandolin, Phil […]

FREE 2nd Annual Cookies with Santa event

Storytime Village is sponsoring its 2nd annual Cookies with Santa at McAdams Park Recreation Center. This is a free event for the whole family. There will be lots of activities including a cookie decorating station and a hot cocoa station. There will also be live Christmas music and Christmas crafts. Santa will be there too […]

Milk and Cookies with Santa at All Star Adventures

Enjoy milk and cookies with Santa at All Star Adventures! All Star Adventures on Webb Road, is hosting a fun family Christmas event. For $10 (plus tax) per child, the kids will get a picture with Santa, a gift from Santa’s Workshop, plus 60 Arcade Tokens, and milk and cookies! There will also be arts […]

Bringing in the Greens at GPNC

Here’s another Wichita place where Santa will be stopping by this year. It’s the fun annual tradition of Bringing in the Greens at GPNC. Kick off the holiday season with an evening of music and family fun.  Join the Great Plains Nature Center staff for their annual tradition of caroling, bell ringing and decking the halls […]