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■ Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday | December 16-18
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs
Experience the Field Station’s scenic trails in a whole new way – with thousands of Christmas lights, festive & funny decorations, and the world’s must unexpected holiday guests – the dinosaurs! Laugh and join in the spirit of the season with T-Rex, Spinosaurus and all your prehistoric favorites as they haul out the ivy, hang up their stockings and jingle all the way in preparation for the holliest, jolliest Jurassic holiday ever! Check out our feature at what to expect here.
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Regular Ol’ Improv Show at Flying Pig Improv | December 16
Where: Flying Pig Improv
One last Friday night show of 2022. No tinsel, no minty chocolate aroma; just fast-moving, gravity-defying improv comedy!
■ Adult Skate Night | December 16
Where: Carousel Skate Center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday! Must be 21 with a Valid ID. $10 Cover (skates included). Beer & mixed drinks available. Check out our feature at what to expect here.
■ Headshots Halfling Holiday Pop-Up Bar | December 16-17
Where: Headshots Bar & Grill
This Winter, make the hero’s journey – Travel to Headshots Arcade Bar for the Halfling Holiday Pop-Up Bar! Prepare to travel, perhaps, the furthest you’ve ever been from home.
■ Safari of Lights at Tanganyika Wildlife Park | December 16-18
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Bring your family together this holiday season for our second annual Safari of Lights!
■ Illuminations | December 16-18
■ Paxtons Blessing Box Annual Holiday Food Drive | December 17
Where: Taco Shop
Join us for our Annual Holiday Food Drive! We will be located behind Taco Shop at Central and West! Look for the Trolly!
■ Holiday Experimental/Ugly Sweater Party | December 17
Where: Wichita Brewing Company Production Facility
Halloween is past so time to put up the Christmas Decorations and start planning our Christmas Experimental Event! 20+ BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS INSPIRED Experimental beers on tap to sample throughout our production facility. With a couple surprises yet to come.
■ Wichita State Basketball vs Oklahoma State | December 17
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
One of Wichita State’s oldest basketball rivalries meets one of its best new traditions.
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | December 17
Where: Old Town Wichita
The intoxicating sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holidays are awaiting you in Old Town. Featuring Food Artisans, Farms, Ranches, Artists, Handmade Artisans, Live Music and Entertainment in an atmosphere unique to Wichita. We invite you to a holiday shopping experience, like no other.
■ THE Holiday Improv Show | December 17
Where: Flying Pig Improv
This is the one! The one that smells like peppermint and elf butts. The one that pokes fun at your childhood holiday traumas and reminds you that you’re still on the naughty list. C’mon, you need this as much as we do.
■ 21st and Ridge Indoor Holiday Farmers Market | December 17
Where: Kansas Grown (21st & Ridge Road)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! This market you will find much more then your “farm to table” holiday meal stuffs! We will be packed with your favorite local vendors selling everything holiday inspired! From fresh produce and foodie gift sets, to handmade crafts for an extra special touch, baked goods, and frozen meals! Have 4 legged babies? We have them covered too! Come shop local this holiday season, for your meal, and gifts!
■ Flutes on Holiday 2022 Concert! | December 17
Where: Wichita Public Library
Join the Flutes on Holiday 2022 flute choir for their annual performance celebrating the holidays! This year, we’ll be making merry at the Wichita Public Library on December 17 at 4pm. Dress festive and see you there!
■ Christmas Military Appreciation Dinner | December 18
Where: Sojourner’s Coffee House
We would like to treat those who are or have served our nation and their spouses to dinner! Come have dinner on us at the coffee house with other veterans, service members, and spouses. It will be a time of great fellowship and brotherhood. We will serve dinner from Outback Steakhouse. Please reserve tickets so we make sure to have enough food for everyone!!!
Looking for all the Santa Claus appearances, lights, tree lightings, family friendly holiday events taking place in and around town? Check out what’s available in Wichita here
Around The Corner!
■ Bluey’s Big Play | December 22
Where: Century II
When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life.
■ Night of Elegance On The Farm | December 31
Where: Eberly Farm
Join us for a Night of Elegance and Ring in 2023 at Eberly Farm! We are pleased to invite you to celebrate the beginning a brand new year! For your ticket price, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, photo station, party favors and dance the night away with your friends, new and old! Toast at midnight!
Looking for all the holiday shopping events taking place in and around town? Check out what’s available in Wichita here
For a fantastic, updated daily view of live music all around the city, check out Amped Up Live. They are an incredible source for music fans.
■ December 16 | Insider: A Tribute to Tom Petty
■ December 31 | Paramount
INTRUST Bank Arena
■ February 17 | Winter Jam
■ February 11 | Hairball
Kansas Star Casino
■ January 21 | Asian Variety Show
Temple Live Wichita
■ December 12 | Diamond Rio
■ January 14 | Chris Cagle
■ January 19 | John Smith & The Saints
■ December 17 | Machine Head
■ December 18 | Katy Guillen & The Drive
Twice a month, we’ll send you our newsletter filled with reviews, openings, news, events and so much more.
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ December 29 | ABBA The Concert – ABBA Tribute
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ November 18 – December 18 | A Crown Holiday Spectacular
■ No Upcoming Events
The Loony Bin
■ December 15 – 17 | Andy Woodhull
■ December 21 – 23 | James Johann
■ December 29 – 31 | Collin Moulton
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
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ December 16 | Hairon
■ December 18 | A Drag Queen Christmas
■ February 4 | Hairon
■ February 10 | Keillor & Company
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