This year they are changing thigs up! The Mayors Christmas Tree Lighting will be at Union Station 2022 unlike it has been in the past. This is a completely FREE event to go to in Wichita and they will have lots of holiday activities to get you into the Holiday Spirit!
Merry & Bright Union Station Lighting Event:
- Date: Thursday, November 17th from 5:30 -7:30
- Location: Old Town Square, at 2nd & Mead in Wichita
- Price: FREE
This is the first annual holiday lighting event at the historic Union Station in downtown Wichita! The event is FREE to the public. Wichita Mayor Whipple will do the honor of flipping on the switch to light the Christmas tree.
Photo opportunities with Santa will be available, as well as other fun entertainment. You can expect horse drawn carriage rides, live reindeer (yes you can pet it!) , Interactive kids’ station and Johnson’s Garden Center will be there with a Holiday Trolley where folks can create their own wreath.
Visitors are encouraged to bring unwrapped toy for the Wichita Children’s Home.
Through the holiday season the Eddy’s Everything family of dealerships are collecting gift cards and sweat suits (all sizes) for the Wichita Children’s Home. Simply drop off your donation at any of their locations.
Festivities will include:
- Toy drive (Please bring a new toy; drop boxes will be on site)
- Photos with Santa
- Horse drawn Carriage rides
- A live reindeer
- Interactive kids’ station
- Hot cocoa and cookies
- Music from local choirs and artists
- Pop-up Christmas Tent
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Union Station 701 E Douglas
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Watson Park Polar Express Train Ride
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Illuminations at Botanica with 2 Million Lights
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