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Free Christmas Lights Walk through College Hill

College Hill Christmas Lights Walk Wichita

Celebrate the season with Bike/Walk Wichita on an adventure in the Douglas Design District! They’ll have guided walking tours through College Hill, which will provide an evening of sparkle and cheer, perfect for sharing with loved ones (and for snapping fun photos)! Related: Where to See Christmas Lights in Wichita The Christmas Lights Walk will […]

Free day at Kansas Aviation Museum!

  This is a really rare deal. The Kansas Aviation Museum is planning a day with FREE admission on December 8, 2018. The museum will be open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. that day. And word is now in from the North Pole that Santa Claus will be there from noon until […]

Senseney Music holiday open house

Interested in giving the kids (or someone else) a musical instrument this Christmas? Do some research on music-related gifts and have fun at the same time during Senseney Music’s holiday open house. The holiday season is right around the corner, and now is the time to start thinking about shopping for holiday gifts, such as […]

FREE “Love Actually” Outdoor Screening & Winter Celebration

Gather your friends and bring your cozy blankets for an enjoyable night under the stars watching a free screening of Love Actually. The new Wave outdoor venue is hosting a free community event. Prairiefire Coffee Roasters will be providing free hot chocolate, coffee and cappucinos all night. Wave will infuse it with your booze of choice if […]

Free Holiday Matinee at the Orpheum

Nothing gets me more in the holiday spirit than a Christmas movie! Bring the whole family to the Wichita Orpheum Theatre to enjoy a free screening of the 1935 version of Scrooge. Scrooge (1935) is “the first ‘talkie’ film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Sir Seymour Hicks stars as Ebeneezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’s timeless […]

The Nutcracker Ballet at Friends University

Nutcracker Ballet Friends University

Update for 2020: The Friends University Ballet will not perform the Nutcracker ballet this year, but it has scheduled a live-stream Winter Dance Celebration on November 14 in place of it.   Friends University Nutcracker Ballet 2019 The Friends University Ballet Department will present a new full-length production of “The Nutcracker.” Performances will be at […]

Pictures with Santa at East Chick-fil-A

Oh boy! Santa is coming to the East Chick-fil-A on Central & Rock Road! Bring your kids for traditional pictures with Santa.  You can even get in the picture too instead of taking it, because there will be a professional photographer on site. All photos will be downloaded to Facebook, where you will have full […]

KMH Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar at KMH

The Kansas Masonic Home will have a fun-filled, family-friendly holiday bazaar on December 7, 2018, and you’re all invited to attend. At the KMH Holiday Bazaar, not only will you find awesome local vendors, but they’re also going to have FREE photos with Santa, a bake sale, hot chocolate bar, and more! Plus you’ll meet […]

Polar Express Literacy Event from Child Start

Polar Express Story and Breakfast for Dinner event

This looks like a fun-filled holiday event for both kids and adults. “The Polar Express Literacy Event is a magical setting around The Polar Express Story. A winter carnival awaits your delight after being treated to a delectable dinner filled with your favorite breakfast items paired with a hot chocolate bar. McCurdy Auction provides an […]

Save on advance tickets to Music Theater for Young People show

Wichita Music Theater for Young People

You can get discount tickets for the Music Theatre for Young People’s upcoming performance, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This all-audiences musical is discounted when you purchase tickets in advance. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, this is one of the most enduring shows of all time. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is […]

Last-minute After-Christmas sales at Wichita Museums

Exploration Place after-Christmas sale in the museum store

The mad rush of holiday shopping is over (yay!), but if you have some spending money left over you can take advantage of several after-Christmas sales at Wichita museum stores. I believe these all end on New Year’s eve, December 31. Double-check the dates and times with each venue before you head out for some […]

Free Christmas Lights Walk

Riverside Castle Christmas Lights

Join Bike/Walk Wichita at the Castle Inn Riverside for a free holiday lights tour – on foot – through the Riverside neighborhood. It’s a beautiful area, with some very nicely lit homes, and the lights reflecting on the river would make for some lovely photographs! (Which reminds me – bring your camera if you have […]

Merry Winds of Wonderland at Wichita Public Library

Wichita Central Branch Library

The WSU Saxophone Studio, Wichita State University Flute Studio, and the Wichita State University School of Music will brighten your day with a free concert of chamber music at the Wichita Public Library on Tuesday evening, December 12. They’ll play holiday favorites and other classics from 6-7 p.m. The concert is free, so bring your […]

Holiday Sweater Social at the Downtown Pop-up Park

Christmas sweater social in Downtown Wichita's popup urban park

‘Tis the season to wear your festive apparel! Don your favorite holiday sweater (ugly or not) and lunch with co-workers and friends at the Holiday Sweater Social in the Downtown Wichita Popup Park on Friday, December 8 at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to those with the brightest, jolliest cardigans. As usual, delicious lunch […]

Journey to Bethlehem in Rose Hill

Christmas event at Rose Hill Christian Church - Journey to Bethlehem

Rose Hill Christian Church is hosting a special interactive exhibit with special activities and a meal this December. Imagine making a Journey to Bethlehem as Mary & Joseph did for the purpose of the census. You will step back in time to Bethlehem, a living, interactive re-creation of the town as it appeared over 2,000 […]

Build Your Own Wine Day at Grace Hill Winery

Grace Hill Winery Whitewater Kansas BYOWD

Looking for something truly unique to give this holiday season? How about a beautiful bottle of wine you blended yourself at Grace Hill Winery? Build Your Own Wine Day is December 9, 2017. Tickets are $25 and include the bottle of wine. (If you really like your blend, you can purchase additional bottles at $20 […]

Taco Shop Stocking Stuffer Special

Taco Shop Wichita stocking stuffer deal

Stuff your stocking with Taco Shop gift cards! While supplies last, get $10 worth of Taco Shop gift cards for only $5! Related: Looking for Taco Tuesday deals in Wichita? There is no limit to the number of gift cards you can purchase. However, to redeem for full value, they must be used between December […]

Red Lobster gift card deal

Coupon for Red Lobster

Right now, for every $50 you spend on Red Lobster gift cards, in-restaurant or online, you will receive a bonus card – good for either $10 off or a free appetizer coupon valid on a future visit in the month of January. The Give a Gift, Get a Gift offer runs from Nov 17. through Dec. 31, and bonus cards can […]

$2.50 off ham (coupon)

Apple cider ham with molasses glaze

Quick! Get this printable coupon for $2.50 off ham just in time for the holidays. The Kansas Pork Association has just added a new coupon good for $2.50 off a ham. Print it and take it with you to the grocery store by November 29. To get the coupon, just visit www.eatpork.org/coupons and watch a short, […]

Buy One, Get One Free Holiday Beverages from Starbucks

Starbucks Holiday BOGO - treat a friend!

Treat a friend to a Starbucks Holiday Beverage on the cheap. Between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. November 9-13, you can get Buy One, Get One Free Holiday Beverages from Starbucks. According to the Starbucks’ holiday BOGO announcement, your choices are Chestnut Praline Latte Peppermint Mocha Caramel Brulee Latte Gingerbread Latte Eggnog Latte Holiday Spic […]

Annual KFDI Christmas in a Box Packing Event

You are invited to help pack up donated items to send to deployed troops this Christmas. NCRI’S 6th Annual KFDI Christmas in a Box Packing Event will be held on November 10, 2017. You can help by donating items or helping pack boxes and addressing them to send overseas. If you choose to volunteer, you’ll […]

Two FREE cookies for Santa

free cookies for santa

Santa definitely enjoys his milk and cookies. This year, DoubleTree by Hilton is addressing a growing concern at the North Pole: Fewer families are remembering to leave cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. Known for its delicious chocolate chip cookies, the hotel chain is committed to solving Santa’s cookie crisis. From Dec. 13 to 24, […]

Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals

Amazon 12 days of deals graphic

Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals starts Sunday, December 4. Each day new deals will be revealed. I don’t know in advance which specific items will be on sale, but they do have a theme for each day that gives us a hint: 12/4: Presents Opened with Glee—Gifts for kids Special Offer: $10 off Kindle for […]

Community Art & Music Fair Saturday

Enjoy live music and local shopping at the Community Art & Music Fair Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the First Church of the Brethren,  1103 N. Jefferson in Wichita. Proceeds from food sales and a portion of artists’ sales will help local homeless families through Family Promise of Wichita (www.familypromisewichita.org). More than 30 artists will […]