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■ Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday | December 9-11
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!
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■ HTeaO Wichita KS East Grand Opening | December 9
Where: HTeaO East
Join us December 9th as we celebrate HTeaO Wichita East’s Grand Opening! 📅 We will have 1/2 price drinks and 1/2 price gallons all day!
■ Safari of Lights at Tanganyika Wildlife Park | December 9-11
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Bring your family together this holiday season for our second annual Safari of Lights!
■ Adult Skate Night | December 9
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.
■ Illuminations | December 9-11
■ Wichita Community Children’s Choir Winter Concert | December 9
Where: College Hill United Methodist Church
Please join Wichita Community Children’s Choir for a Winter Concert at College Hill United Methodist Church. WCCC will take you on a musical journey around the world and help ring in the holiday season. This choir, composed of children in grades 4 thru 8, will provide a wonderful experience for the whole family. Tickets are available at the door or online at wcccks.com
■ Holidays in Delano | December 10
Where: Delano District
Join us on December 10th for Wichita’s most festive event of the year, Holidays in Delano! Grab some great deals while shopping at some of your favorite locally owned businesses. Stop by and see for yourself!
■ Christmas in the Park | December 10
Where: Madison Avenue Central Park
Come enjoy the joyous holiday season at Madison Avenue Central Park! Get your photo taken with Santa, enjoy arts and crafts, listen to local musical talent, take a horse drawn carriage ride, and much more. New this year…Carousel rides all day!
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | December 10
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.
■ 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss | December 10
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Join us for our 2nd Annual Wichita State Men’s Basketball Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, December 10 vs Longwood.
■ The Monarch – 10 Year Anniversary | December 10
Where: The Monarch
Join us as we celebrate 10 years of calling Delano our home. We’re excited to bring you a day long celebration full of all the things we love best: – 2 new exclusive barrel picks (more details coming soon). – We’ll be adding a heated tasting tent on the patio with bourbon samples and representatives from some of our favorite brands.
■ Christmas with C.S. Lewis | December 10
Where: Century II
We join him at his home near Oxford on Christmas Eve hosting a group of Americans who are Christmassing in England. They are about to experience an unforgettable assortment of Yuletide recollections which stimulates a whole range of emotions – curiosity, laughter, gladness and even some tears.
■ Winter Wonderland | December 10
Where: Naftzger Park
Holiday cheer will be in the air at Winter Wonderland! Visit Naftzger Park and take in the lights and decorations while listening to music and entertainment at the Evergy Pavilion. This event is free to the public. Wichita Park & Recreation is looking forward to spreading some holiday cheer with you!
■ Santa at the Bakery! | December 10
Where: Cheri’s Bakery
Come see Santa at Cheri’s! Kids can visit with Santa and will receive a Christmas Cookie from him! Remember to bring your camera to capture these Christmas Memories! As always this is a free event!
■ Brunch with the Grinch | December 10
Where: Chicken N Pickle
The Grinch is coming!! Come on out and enjoy some yummy brunch classics, get a photo opportunity with the Grinch and write a letter to Santa.
■ Mini Holiday Market | December 11
Where: Sunflower Espresso Wichita
Our mini holiday market has returned! Shop for your gifts this year in an intimate, cozy space and enjoy our local vendors.
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
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■ 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.
Looking for all the holiday shopping events taking place in and around town? Check out what’s available in Wichita here
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■ 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
■ December 9 | Throes of Rejection
■ December 16 | The Iron Maidens
■ 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 10 | Christmas with C.S. Lewis
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ November 18 – December 18 | A Crown Holiday Spectacular
■ No Upcoming Events
The Loony Bin
■ December 9 – 10 | Shaun Jones
■ December 15 – 17 | Andy Woodhull
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 9 | DC Young Fly
■ December 10 | Jim Brickman
■ December 16 | Hairon
■ December 18 | A Drag Queen Christmas
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