Wichita on the Cheap

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Winter Wednesdays at the Sedgwick County Zoo: $5 Admission

dsdays at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Winter Wednesdays at the Sedgwick County Zoo is back for 2024, when admission is just $5 for everyone! Take advantage of the beautiful weather we sometimes have during the winter months, or just bundle up well and enjoy your zoo discount! Sedgwick County Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in Wichita, but it […]

Ice Skating at Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle Ice Pond in Wichita

Chicken N Pickle ice skating rink in Wichita is now Open! Grab your skates (or rent them there) and take a few turns around the pond. Don’t forget to bundle up with a warm coat, thick socks, and gloves! New this year is Igloos. You can rent them, and they seat up to 8 people […]

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 […]

Free Admission and Activities After Christmas at the Wichita Art Museum

Want to find something educational and fun to do during winter break? The Wichita Art Museum has you covered with a day of Winter Art Mania, including FREE admission and activities for the whole family. Winter Art Mania: Gnome Place like Home for the Holidays! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 26, 2021 drop […]

Junior Pickleball Lessons at Chicken N Pickle

pickleball courts at night at Chicken N Pickle Wichita

Bust out of winter break boredom with Chicken N Pickle’s junior pickleball lessons. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Open to ages 8-15, participants will learn everything they need to know about the fastest growing sport in America from a pickleball pro. Spots are limited to help maintain physical distance between players. Paddles and balls will be sanitized […]

Ride the Q with Santa!

Santa rides the Q-line Trolley with Mrs. Claus, Wichita, KS

Wichita’s Q-line Trolley is always free and Santa, being the frugal type, heard about it and made plans to ride this weekend. Wichita Transit announced that it has received word that Santa and other special guests from the North Pole will be riding on Friday and Saturday, December 20 and 21!  He’s expected to board […]

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 […]

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 […]