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■ The Nutcracker (Metropolitan Ballet) | November 26-27
Where: Century II
This year, we are celebrating Artistic Director, Jill Landrith’s 25th year directing The Nutcracker in Wichita, Kansas. Don’t miss this Wichita holiday tradition! All ages will be delighted from the excitement of a holiday party in Victorian times to the thrill of seeing a Christmas tree magically grow on stage as mice and stuffed animals come to life to battle in Clara’s living room. A classic Snow scene and spectacular performances from characters in the Land of Sweets round out this family-friendly ballet.
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Pints for Pencils | November 22
Where: Nortons Brewing Company
HEY! You DESERVE a BREAK! This year, we are partnering with Norton’s Brewing Company for Pints for Pencils! Join us Tuesday, November 22nd at Norton’s Brewing Company for great drinks and amazing food. Bring your friends and support local teachers in our community. Proceeds from every beer sold will go to help support the mission of Project Teacher. Custom glasses will also be on sale.
■ Illuminations | November 22, 25-27
If light shows are on your list of things to do this winter, don’t forget to buy your ticket to the brightest place in Kansas! Botanica’s annual holiday light show, Illuminations, has been voted Top 10 Best Light Show in the country and is the perfect way to create lasting memories and new traditions with friends and loved ones. With over 2 million lights, we’re going a bit over the top this year and have incorporated several all-new light displays. Experience the holiday glow from our new MEGA tree and an interactive stepping stone path. All your favorite features will still be viewable, such as the Funky Tree, the Meadow Show choreographed to music, and so many more.
■ 1 Million Cups | November 23
Where: Groover Labs
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.
■ Black Friday Pop Up Market at Revolutsia | November 25
Do you love Black Friday deals?! But your sophisticated pallet only allows you to shop local?! You’ve come to the right place! Join us for all the holiday hustle-and-bustle of this iconic Friday as we also celebrate #FinalFriday & Prost’s 4 Year Anniversary!
■ Adult Skate Night | November 25
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.
■ Watson’s Christmas Express | November 25-26
Where: O.J. Watson Park
All Aboard for a magical journey on the Watson Christmas Express! This year we are offering two ways to enjoy Watson’s Christmas Express. Choose to purchase your tickets early with a VIP Package or show up the day of and purchase General Admission at the park. Spots are limited! Read below for more details.
■ WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Montana | November 25
Where: Charles Koch Arena
■ Dutch’s Greenhouse Christmas open house | November 25-26
Where: Dutch’s Greenhouse
A beautiful open house with more colors of poinsettias than you will find anywhere in the area. We grow them all ourselves in house, so they are not shipped in. We will wrap them in foil and a bow, put a hole in the foil so it can drain, give you a saucer to catch the excess water and if it’s cold we will wrap them in a bag so they do not get exposed to the elements. These are reasons why our poinsettias are better than anyone else around the Wichita area.
■ Second Annual Local Makers Craft Show | November 26
Where: The Vail
Second Annual Local Makers Craft Show hosted by H4 Creations! Located in Wichita, KS. Local small businesses selling hand crafted unique items.
■ 3rd Annual Holiday Market | November 26
Where: Art House 310
Art House 310 is excited to host our 3rd annual Holiday Artisan Market! This is a great opportunity to grab those unique and locally made items that make great gifts! Shop local this holiday season and grab the gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
■ Gun and Knife Show (MAC) | November 26
Where: Century II
If you are a hunter, sport shooter, an outdoors lover, the MAC Gun and Knife Show could be for you! The Wichita Gun Knife Show like all gun shows require all participants to observe both federal and state gun laws.
■ 7th Annual Holiday Market | November 26
Where: Envision Arts Gallery
The Envision Arts Gallery & Community Engagement Center is excited to announce the 7th Annual Holiday Market! Featuring local artists & organizations serving individuals with disabilities: Envision Arts, Starkey Inc., The Looking Glass, and Heartspring. Our Holiday Market is inspired by a yearly tradition that was started several years ago at the Envision Arts program by a passionate group of participants who wanted an opportunity to share their creativity with the community of Envision.
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | November 26
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.
■ WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Tarleton State | November 26
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Looking for all the holiday shopping events taking place in and around town? Check out what’s available in Wichita here
Around The Corner!
■ 12 Drinks of Christmas | December 2
Where: Exploration Place
Guests will receive a passport and souvenir glass to enjoy a special tasting from Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and England.
■ Breakfast with Santa | December 3
Where: Eberly Farm
Enjoy breakfast with Santa on the Farm! Breakfast will start at 9:30am and pictures with Santa will start at 10am! Every attendee will receive a breakfast pastries/donuts, coffee, juice & hot cocoa! Visit & photos with Santa & the elves! Craft stations will be available as well!
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
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.
■ November 28 | Little Feat – Waiting For Columbus Tour
■ December 2 | Kolby Cooper
■ December 8 | David George Orchestra Rock & Roll Christmas Show
■ December 10 | Switchfoot
■ December 16 | Insider: A Tribute to Tom Petty
■ December 31 | Paramount
INTRUST Bank Arena
■ February 17 | Winter Jam
■ December 9 | Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Kansas Star Casino
■ No Upcoming Concerts
Temple Live Wichita
■ November 26 | That Arena Rock Show
■ December 2 | Hembree
■ December 3 | William John Clark
■ December 7 |Rome & Duddy
■ December 9 | Throes of Rejection
■ December 16 | The Iron Maidens
■ November 23 | Dolly Disco Glam Gala
■ November 29 | Slum Village
■ December 17 | Machine Head
■ December 18 | Katy Guillen & The Drive
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ December 3 | Wichita Wurlitzer 50th Anniversary Holiday Concert
■ December 4 | Christmas Fantasies
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ November 18 – December 18 | A Crown Holiday Spectacular
■ No Upcoming Events
The Loony Bin
■ November 25 – 26 | Mike Baldwin
■ December 1 – 3 | Aaron Weber
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
■ November 26 | Michael Martin Murphey
■ December 3 | Clint Black
■ December 9 | DC Young Fly
■ December 10 | Jim Brickman
■ December 16 | Hairon
■ December 18 | A Drag Queen Christmas
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