The Ultimate Wichita Holiday Guide of Things To Do | 2021

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!

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Family Friendly Events

Illuminations
November 18-January 1
701 N. Amidon | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Prairie Pines
Starts November 26
4055 N. Tyler Road
A Country Christmas
November 26-December 19
6069 SW Fulton Road, Towanda | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Watson’s Christmas Express
November 26-December 19
3022 S. McLean
Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday
November 26-December 31
2999 North Rock Rd, Derby
City of Derby Tree Lighting
November 30
512 E. Madison Ave, Derby | 6 p.m.
A Victorian Christmas
December 3-11
1865 W. Museum Blvd | 6-9 p.m.
Ugly Sweater 5K & Little Dashers Run
December 4
6501 W. 21st St N. | 8:30 a.m.
City of Goddard Tree Lighting
December 4
Goddard Main Street and Linear Park | 4 p.m.
Christmas in the Stable
December 4
15499 SW 140th St., Rose Hill | 10-2:30 p.m.
A December to Remember
December 4
7651 E. Central Park Avenue, Bel Aire | 5:30 p.m.
Hometown Christmas in Andover
December 9
Andover Central Park | 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Wonderland at Naftzger Park
December 11
601 E. Douglas | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Majesty of Christmas
December 10-11
6100 W. Maple | 7-8:30 p.m.
Santa’s Pancake Party at Exploration Place
December 18
300 N. McLean Blvd | 9-11 a.m.

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Visit Santa Clause

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s
November 6-December 24
2427 N. Greenwich Road
Illuminations
November 18-January 1
701 N. Amidon
Prairie Pines
Starts November 26
4055 N. Tyler Road
Santa Photo Experience at Towne East
Expected to open on 11/26/2021
7700 E. Douglas
A Country Christmas
November 26-December 19
6069 SW Fulton Road, Towanda, KS
Pups N Santa at Chicken N Pickle
December 1
1240 N. Greenwich Road | 6 p.m.
Bel Aire City Hall
December 4
7651 E. Central Park Avenue, Bel Aire | 5:30 p.m.
Holiday Photos with Santa at Towne West
December 4-19
4600 W. Kellogg
Santa Saturday & Sunday at The Enchanted Mermaid
December 4-19
3201 E. Douglas
Pictures with Santa at Oakcrest Pet Hospital
December 5
12160 W. Central | 3 p.m.
Santa at Cheri’s Bakery
December 11
2121 N. Tyler Road | 10-1 p.m.
Christmas Wonderland at Naftzger Park
December 11
601 E. Douglas | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Gathering Place
December 18-19
1040 W. Pawnee | 10-4 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-January 1
701 N. Amidon | 5:30 p.m.
Lights at the Ability Point
November 25-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 26
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 27 – December 31
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 27
1610 Tanglewood Road

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Events for Adults

Snowbound: A Merry Ski Lodge
Starts November 20
1240 N. Greenwich Road
Apparition Yule Ball
December 2 – January 1
2120 N. Rock Road
Naughty or Nice Xmas Spirit Sampler
December 10
230 S. Topeka | 6 p.m.
Yasmin Nur’s Winter Wonderland Punk Prom
December 17
930 W. Douglas | 7:30 p.m.
Santa Experimental Workshop Festival
December 18
727 S. Osie St. | Noon

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
Dec. 10-12 | The Nutcracker (Ballet Wichita)
Dec. 14-16 | Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Broadway in Wichita)
Dec. 15-18 | The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center)
Dec. 18-19 | The Nutcracker (Metropolitan Ballet Wichita)

Crown Uptown Theatre
Dec. 2-4 | Toyland
Dec. 3-19 | Inverno: The Great Holiday Circus

The Forum Theatre
Nov. 27-Dec. 19 | Cool Yule

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Dec. 3-4 | Christmas Candlelight

Kechi Playhouse
Dec. 1-19 | A Tuna Christmas

Mosley Street Melodrama
Nov. 12-Dec. 25 | The Hallmork Channel Christmas Melodrama

Prairie Pines Playhouse
Nov. 19-Dec. 23 | Peril at the North Pole: Yule Die Laughing

Roxy’s Downtown
Nov. 18-Dec. 19 | Away in the Basement: a Church Basement Ladies Musical

Wichita Center for Performing Arts
Dec. 3-5 | Short & Suite Nutcracker

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 30 | The Lindsey Stirling: A Christmas Program
Dec. 16 | A Drag Queen Christmas

Wichita State School of Performing Arts
Nov. 18-21 | “Love’s Labor’s Lost”, by William Shakespeare

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Shopping!

Holiday Stroll at Bradley Fair
November 21-December 19
2000 N. Rock Road | 11-7 p.m.
November Final Friday Holiday Market & Holiday Gift Highlight
November 26
150 N. Cleveland | 6-9 p.m.
Blood Orchard Vintage Market
December 4
6346 S Broadway St | 9-3 p.m.
Holiday Shopping Craft Fair at Risen Savior Lutheran Church
December 4
6770 E 34th St N | 9-3 p.m.
Towne West Holiday Marketplace
December 4-5
4600 W. Kellogg
Holiday Season at the Old Town Farm & Art Market
December 4-18
835 E. 1st St.
HoliDAZE 2021 Pop Up Market
December 5
125 N. St. Francis | 11-4 p.m.
Holiday Gift Market at Botanica
December 10-12
701 Amidon | 1-3:30 p.m.
KS Collective Pop Culture Holiday Edition
December 11-12
1040 W Pawnee St | 10-6 p.m.
Christmas at The Gathering Place
December 18-19
1040 W. Pawnee | 10-4 p.m.

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  1. I love two things about this post: 1. The list itself of great ideas and 2. That you called out my favorite place, The Kitchen!! Well done, Eddy! ❤

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