Over the years, readers have asked where they can see Christmas light displays in Wichita, and that’s a great idea for a post because driving around looking at the lights is not only a fun family tradition, it’s also really inexpensive. (Even after you factor in the price of gas.)
This year we’ve put the holiday light displays on a map! Scroll down or click here to get to it.
Several Wichita holiday light displays accept donations for charitable causes, so while they are technically free, it’s polite to donate. Also, several of these are in residential neighborhoods, so of course do your best to be considerate of the neighbors (like not blocking someone’s driveway or being too noisy).
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So here are all the best places we know of where you can take your family to see the Christmas lights in Wichita.
Wichita Christmas Lights 2020
Botanica Wichita Illuminations
Date: November 14 through January 9 (excluding Nov. 25 & 26, and Dec. 24 & 25)
Time: Evenings, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Sun-Thurs) 5:30-9:30 p.m. (Fri & Sat)
Location: 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203
Cost: $13 adults, $9 military, seniors, and youth; MUST purchase tickets online in advance in 2020
Although this isn’t a traditional “drive around looking at Wichita Christmas lights” activity, and it isn’t free, Illuminations has over two million lights to walk through – as well as activities and appearances by Santa – so it’s an absolute must to mention in a roundup of where to see holiday lights in Wichita. This year, Illuminations added a drive-thru option, read more about it here.
The Arc’s Lights (formerly Lights on St. Paul)
Dates: Thanksgiving (Nov 26) through December 28, 2020
Time: Open daily from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Location: Douglas and St. Paul Street, Wichita, KS 67203
Cost: Admission is $10 donation per carload on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights; by donation Monday through Thursday. ($8 tickets can be purchased in advance at QT or online.)
Experience this holiday wonderland from the warmth of your car as you drive through more than 1 million lights and displays. The popular Arc Lights drive-through Christmas light display is a fundraiser for The Arc, and a holiday tradition for so many Wichita residents. It’s quite stunning; my favorite part is driving through the arch of lights!
Dates: Usually right after Thanksgiving
Location: 1155 N. River Blvd., Wichita, Kansas
Most years, the lights on the Campbell Castle in Riverside are on display every evening after Thanksgiving throughout the holiday season. It isn’t just the castle that looks great; the lights all along the street reflect in the river, and are just a real pleasure to see. This is a drive worth making even if they don’t light up the castle.
Christmas at the McKinneys’
Location: 1462 N. Coolidge Ave., Wichita, KS 67203
Tune your radio to 89.7 FM for music synchronized to the lights display. More info
Christmas On Crestline
Location: 914 N. Crestline Street, Wichita, Kansas 67212
An animated Christmas light show in west Wichita with over 80,000 lights! This residential light display began in 2011. Tune your radios to 100.7 FM. Santa’s workshop sits just off the curb and Santa can be seen inside with his elves preparing for the big night! This season they’ll have a Santa & Elves photo prop. Two blocks north of Central just one block east of Maize. More info
Candy Cane Lane, Wichita KS
Location: Deer Glen Addition, 119th and Central (NW side of intersection)
All 20 houses in the circle have huge candy canes and tons of lights. Be prepared for a traffic jam, because everyone wants to see this neighborhood full of Christmas lights synchronized to music. Thanks to Lori for the tip! On Friday and Saturday nights, some of the residents of Candy Cane Lane collect non-perishable food and money for the Kansas Food Bank. More info
Location: Firefly St., Firefly Lane and Firefly Circle Wichita, KS
Just down the road (one block west) from Candy Cane Lane is Reindeer Road! They have several handmade reindeer cutouts that are 8-feet and 16-feet tall. Firefly Circle is a cul-de-sac; directly across the road is Firefly St. which turns into Firefly Lane. Thanks, Emily!
Lights on David Street
Dates: mid-November through December (Nov. 26 – Dec. 25, 2020)
Times: Dark until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Location: 409 N David St, Wichita Ks 67212
Tune in to 106.9FM to enjoy the Christmas lights set to music! Because the street is narrow, the lights are best viewed from the northbound side of the street. More info
Carols on the Court
Dates: Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2021
Times: Sun-Thurs 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Fri-Satu 5:30-10 p.m.
Location: 1358 N Aksarben Ct, Wichita, KS 67235
Cost: FREE; but they are collecting donations on their website for the Wichita Children’s Home
A brand-new 4000-light RGB show that can be controlled via the website. Tune in to 100.5 FM to hear the music synced to the holiday light show. You can learn more about the show on the family’s Facebook page here.
Magic of Christmas
This computerized light display synchronized to music is broadcasted on 98.5 FM. Thousands of lights, animated train, animated drumming soldiers, animated 3 piece band, animated children with bells, 25ft mega tree, snowmen, leaping arches, lighted trees, strobes and more. Located in Goddard Kansas, 5 minutes West of Wichita. Turn South from highway 54 at the Pizza Hut, which is Cedar Street, go south two blocks. The display is located at 143 E 4th in Goddard.
The Marshall Family Christmas Lights
Dates: Plans are to have some lights operational by Thanksgiving (November 26), and then officially run from November 29, 2020 through January 6, 2021
Times: School nights 5:30-10 p.m. and other nights 5:30-11 p.m.
Location: 620 N. Stratford, Wichita KS 67206 (Woodlawn and Central)
Opens November 29. Tune your radio to 91.7 FM for music synchronized to the lights. The show will be available on school nights from 5:30PM -10PM and other nights from 5:30PM- 11PM. Family residence. More info
College Hill Christmas Lights
This Wichita neighborhood is usually an awesome place to go to look at terrific holiday decorations adorning beautiful and stately historic homes. If you aren’t familiar with the area, College Hill is generally south of Central Avenue, between Hillside and Oliver streets.
Lights on Ocieo
6726 W. Ocieo St., Wichita, KS 67205 Tune your radio to FM 106.9 to watch thousands of lights dancing to 11 different musical sequences. Displays include lighted canopy of trees, nativity scene, Santa sleigh and reindeer on the roof, star bursts, and more! Lights will be running from 5:30 pm to 7:00 am through January 1, 2021.
Lights on Tawakoni
Just 3 miles East of Andover is Lights on Tawakoni. They have nearly 70,00 lights on 4 acres. Head east on Kellogg/54 towards Andover. Continue east on 54, past Andover for 3 miles. At Tawakoni turn south. (Tawakoni is the road immediately west of Parks Motors) Go 3/4 of a mile south on Tawakoni, you won’t miss it. (Thanks Crystal for sharing this with us!)
Lights in the Valley
35,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music at 210 Southwind Dr. in Valley Center. Tune in to 88.1 FM. The plan is to run the light show the day after Thanksgiving through the end of the year. More info.
Lights on Longview
Dates: Opens Thanksgiving day
Location: 3805 Longview Lane, Wichita, KS (near Kellogg and Hillside)
This one is a favorite of lots of Wichitans. Opens Thanksgiving night in 2020. They have 50,000 LED lights programmed to musical remixes of Christmas themed music. Tune your radio to the station given on the yard sign. More info Thanks, Deborah!
9th Street Lights
3821 W. 9th, Wichita KS 67203 Tune your radio to 101.7 FM. Residential neighborhood; please avoid blocking neighbors’ driveways. No show during rain or wet conditions. Starts Thanksgiving night. More info
Lights of Matthew 5:16
Location: 835 Longbranch Circle, Maize, KS
Tune your radio to 96.7 for lights synchronized to music Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 6-11 p.m. More info.
Lights on Brummet
3721 Brummet, Wichita, KS
Opens Thanksgiving night. In southwest Wichita. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sun- Thurs and 5:30- 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tune in to 101.7FM to listen while you watch. More info Thanks, Brian!
Lights in Andover, KS
This year, many folks from Andover competed in a light show contest! There are many different displays you can drive by. Here’s a list of all the places that competed: Hometown Christmas Holiday Light Contest. Thanks Katie for letting us know about these!
Lights on Sunnyslope
Lights on Sunnyslope is located in Park City, KS at 2602 E Sunnyslope St. Tune to 88.1 FM to see the lights dance to music. Sunday-Thursday 5:45 pm to 10:30 pm and Friday-Saturday 5:45 pm to 11:00 pm. More info. (Thanks for telling us about this one Jeff!)
Fulton Valley Farms Christmas Lights
Readers told me about this very special Christmas lights attraction just 15 minutes east of Wichita near Towanda, Kansas. Fulton Valley Farms Country Christmas has over 1 million lights set to music, as well as visits with Santa’s reindeer! Admission per person is $5.
Mason Family Christmas
Located in Haysville, KS the Mason Family Christmas lights feature Nutmeg, the 16 foot reindeer and a giant selfie bench. 1316 E Hurley, Haysville, KS. (Thanks for letting us know about this one, Price!)
Lights on 24th in Hutchinson
Animated light display featuring singing Christmas trees at 800 West 24th, Hutchinson, KS. Show runs nightly 5:30-10 p.m. beginning Thankgiving night. More info
Winfield Isle of Lights
Dates: November 22 until December 30, 2020
Location: 200 N. Main St., Winfield, KS 67156
Cost: FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated
In Island Park on the north end of Winfield, KS Over a million lights. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated for this all-volunteer project. Thanks to Carol, who mentioned this one in the comments! Open nightly 6-10 p.m. Nov. 22 – Dec. 30, 2020. Horse-drawn carriage rides Saturday evenings, November 28, December 12, 19, and 26, 2020. $5 per person, cash or check only. More info
Readers Recommend these lights:
Lights on 45th St, This is the first year for this light show. They can be found on 45th st, close to 47th and Hydraulic. Tune in to 92.7 FM to watch the lights dance to the music.Thanks Stephanie!
There are some lights across from El Dorado high school that Tierra shared with us on Facebook.
Elise said that Titus Family Lights on Battin in Wichita has their lights up and going again at 1850 S Battin.
It looks like the Griswolds of Rose Hill have Clark beat! See the YouTube video.
Kassy told us about 1521 E. 59th St So, Wichita, Ks 67216 and said it is an awesome display of 30 inflatables and other lights.
Price let us know about the Mason Family Christmas at 1316 E. Hurley in Haysville. They have Nutmeg the 16-foot reindeer and a giant selfie photo bench, all homemade and giant size.
Jeff recommends 2602 E. Sunnyslope in Park City KS, with 26,000 lights and music at 88.1FM.
1101 N Hickory Creek, Wichita KS 67235. Santa will be out waving to the kids the 23rd!
Wichita KS Christmas Lights Map
We have not yet confirmed these 2020 holiday light displays, but they were on the list last year. We will update them as we hear about them.
- Lights on Golden Hills – We have not yet confirmed this for 2020. Jennifer commented that, “Lights on Golden Hills is an incredible light show set to music! I believe there are over 50,000 lights on this home. It’s the 700 block of N Golden Hills which is near 119th and Central.” Thanks, Jennifer!
- 11th Street Lights – We have not confirmed that this will be available in 2020. Faron commented: “We have a very good display that you should check out we put a lot of work into it it’s at 5306 West 11th Street North.” Thanks, Faron!
- Park City Lights – We have not confirmed this light show for 2020. Jason recommended in the comment section: “Check out 1310 E Charleston Dr in Park City. Take 61st east to W Parkview left go 3 blocks to Charleston turn right cant miss it.” Thanks, Jason!
- Lights in Mulvane – We have not yet confirmed this for 2020. 3 Willowdell Drive in Mulvane. A large light display with trains in motion and Star Wars, Frozen, and Pixar themed decor. Weekdays until 7:30 p.m. and weekends until 10 p.m. Just off of K-15.
- Light Show in Udall – We have not yet confirmed this for 2020. 106 N. East Street, Udall, Kansas Over 8,000 lights dancing to some of your favorite Christmas tunes. In progress: an old west Udall town-front! This home is just south of K-15 by three blocks, and they accept donations for the Udall Angel Tree charity. The lights in the Udall city park are also very nice, according to reader Kenneth!
- City of Cheney Singing Trees – We have not yet confirmed this for 2020. Tune in to 99.3 fm to listen to the tunes the Christmas trees are singing at the corner of 6th and Main in Cheney, KS.
- Lights on Rosewood in Hesston, Kansas – We have not confirmed this for 2020. Pull into the neighborhood located on Rosewood Court in Hesston to see the display of nearly 60,000 lights programmed to music. Tune your radio to 98.9 to hear what’s playing. Here’s an awesome YouTube video of this street’s Christmas lights!
Light displays that won’t be happening this year
Lights on Texas (formerly Lights on Lawrence) – Unfortunately, Lights on Texas will not be doing their light show for 2020. 11603 W Texas, Wichita, KS 67209 This Griswold-worthy display was started in 2008 and seemed to grow each year. At one time they had nearly half a million computer-animated lights on one home. The family scaled back the display after the homeowner lost his dad, the man who inspired it all, and who had been Santa (‘s helper). More info
Lights on Gold – Unfortunately, Lights on Gold will not have a display this year. 5336 S. Gold, Wichita, KS 67217Tune your radio to 99.5 FM for music synchronized to the lights on display. Family residence. Christmas light display with 13k lights! More info
Honn Family Christmas – Unfortunately, Honn Family Christmas will not have a display this year. 5501 N. Porter Ave., Wichita, Kansas More info
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