The Ultimate Wichita Holiday Guide of Things To Do | 2022

If you’re like me, this is your favorite time of the year. As usual, I’m here to be your guide to provide you with all the best things to do during the holiday season. Searching for ideas on what to do in Wichita during the holidays? You’ve come to the right place!

Thanks to Tanganyika Wildlife Park for sponsoring this holiday guide.

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Family Friendly Events

Illuminations
November 18-December 31
701 N. Amidon | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Prairie Pines – An Old Fashioned Christmas
Starts November 25
4055 N. Tyler Road
A Country Christmas
November 25-December 23
6069 SW Fulton Road, Towanda | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Watson’s Christmas Express
November 25-December 18
3022 S. McLean
Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday
November 25-December 31
2999 North Rock Rd, Derby
A Victorian Christmas
December 2-3, 9-10
1865 W. Museum Blvd | 6-9 p.m.
Christmas in the Stable
December 3
15499 SW 140th St., Rose Hill | 10-2:30 p.m.
Santa’s Pancake Party at Exploration Place
December 3
300 N. McLean Blvd | 8-12 p.m.
Holiday Celebration in Bel Aire
December 3
7651 E. Central Park Avenue, Bel Aire | 5:30 p.m.
Lights On The River Holiday Celebration
December 4
Wichita Boathouse and the Ark River | 6 p.m.
Winter Wonderland at Naftzger Park
December 10
601 E. Douglas | 5-7 p.m.
Red Stocking Breakfast Wichita
December 10
5015 East 29th Street North | 8-11 a.m.
Brunch with the Grinch
December 10, 17
601 E. Douglas | 10-12 p.m.
Majesty of Christmas
December 9-10
6100 W. Maple | 7-8:30 p.m.

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Visit Santa Claus

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s
November 5-December 24
2427 N. Greenwich Road
Illuminations
November 18-December 31
701 N. Amidon
East Kellogg Lowe’s
November 25
11959 E. Kellogg Dr. | 9 a.m.
Public at the Brickyard
November 25
129 N. Rock Island | 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Prairie Pines
Starts November 26
4055 N. Tyler Road
Santa Photo Experience at Towne East
Expected to open on 11/23/2021
7700 E. Douglas
A Country Christmas
November 25-December 23
6069 SW Fulton Road, Towanda
Chick-fil-A Central and Rock
December 1
7990 E. Central| 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Blood Orchard
December 3
3200 E. Douglas Ave. | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Love of Character
December 3-8
6346 S Broadway St. | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Eberly Farm
December 4
13111 W. 21st St. | 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Bel Aire City Hall
December 4
7651 E. Central Park Avenue, Bel Aire | 5:30 p.m.
Winter Wonderland at Naftzger Park
December 10
601 E. Douglas | 5-7 p.m.
Haysville Historic District
December 10
210 S. Hays Ave, Haysville | 6-8 p.m.
Old Cowtown Museum
December 11
1865 W. Museum Blvd. | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stearman Field & Bar
December 17
14789 SW 30th St, Benton | 9 a.m – 12 p.m.
Jumpy Jump Land
December 23
1611 W. Ledgerwood Road, Andover | 9 a.m – 12 p.m.

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Christmas Lights

DOWNTOWN/CENTRAL WICHITA
Christmas at the McKinneys
1462 N. Coolidge | 5:30 p.m.
Illuminations
November 18-December 31
701 N. Amidon
Lights at the Ability Point
November 24-December 28
Douglas & St. Paul
Lights on Longview
3805 E. Longview
EAST WICHITA
Marshall Family Christmas Lights
620 N. Stratford | 5 p.m.
SOUTH WICHITA
Christmas at the Tituses
1850 S. Battin St. | 5:30 p.m.
Lights on Gold Street
Starts November 25
5336 S. Gold St. | 5:30 p.m.
Stevens Family Christmas
9414 E. Carson St.
WEST WICHITA
9th Street Lights
Starting Thanksgiving Night | 6 p.m.
3821 W. 9th St
Christmas On Crestline
914 N. Crestline St
Candy Cane Lane
Starting Thanksgiving Night
1021 N. Azure Cir.
Carols on the Court
November 25 –  January 1
1358 N. Aksarben Ct. | 5:30 p.m.
GODDARD
Safari of Lights at Tanganyika Wildlife Park
December 4 – January 2
1000 S. Hawkins Lane | 5:30 p.m.
Magic of Christmas
143 E. 4th St. | 6 p.m.
ROSE HILL
The “Griswold House” of Rose Hill
Starts November 25
1610 Tanglewood Road

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Events for Adults

Snowbound: A Merry Ski Lodge
Starts November 18
1240 N. Greenwich Road
12 Drinks of Christmas at Exploration Place
December 2
300 N. McLean | 7 p.m.
Holiday Experimental/Ugly Sweater Party at WBC
December 17
727 S. Osie St. | Noon

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ Nov. 26-27 | The Nutcracker (Metropolitan Ballet Wichita)
■ Dec. 3 | Wichita Wurlitzer 50th Anniversary Holiday Concert
■ Dec. 4 | Christmas Fantasies (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)
■ Dec. 6 | Spirit of the Season Free Family Holiday Concert (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)
■ Dec. 9-11 | MTW Holiday Special (Music Theatre Wichita)
■ Dec. 10-11 | Christmas with C.S. Lewis
■ Dec. 16-18 | The Nutcracker (Ballet Wichita)

Crown Uptown Theatre
Nov.18 – Dec. 18 | A Crown Holiday Spectacular
Dec. 8-10 | The Gingerbread Man

Dance Mechanix
Dec. 2-4 | Short & Suite Nutcracker

The Forum Theatre
Dec. 1-18 | Elf: The Musical

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Dec. 2-4 | Christmas Candlelight

Hartman Arena
■ Dec. 9 | Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mosley Street Melodrama
Nov. 11-Dec. 23 | Scrooge You! A Bad Christmas Carol

Prairie Pines Playhouse
Nov. 18-Dec. 23 | Demise at the Department Store

Roxy’s Downtown
Nov. 25-Dec. 23 | A Cabaret Christmas

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 18 | A Drag Queen Christmas

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Tree Lighting!

Bradley Fair
November 20
2000 N. Rock Road | 5 p.m.
Friends University Christmas Lighting Ceremony
November 20
2100 University Ave. | 6 p.m.
17th Annual City of Derby Tree Lighting
November 21
512 E. Madison Ave., Derby | 6 p.m.
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Lighted Christmas Parade
November 29
618 State St., Augusta | 6 p.m.
Village Christmas and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Haysville
December 3
210 S. Hays Ave, Haysville | 4 p.m.
City of Goddard Tree Lighting
December 4
Goddard Main Street and Linear Park | 3 p.m.
Hometown Christmas in Andover
December 8
Andover Central Park | 4:30 p.m.

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Shopping!

Holiday Shopping Guide

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