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Nov. 22, 2011
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History, culture, holiday fun - Wichita has it all!

(Wichita, Kan.) - The holiday season in Wichita offers a combination of events and exhibits that enlighten and entertain with literally something for everyone.

Join an annual holiday celebration in Old Cowtown Museum. Let's Make Merry: A Victorian Christmas Celebration & Christmas Dinner provides entertainment to evoke your sense of nostalgia. Stroll through the streets of Cowtown decorated for the holiday in 1880's style. The event is held Dec. 2-3 and 9-10.

The Crown Uptown celebrates the holiday season with a production of Irving Berlin's beloved "White Christmas." Performances Thursdays through Sundays until Dec. 23. Before the show, guests enjoy a four-entrée buffet in a historic 1928 vaudeville theater.

Theater League brings the scientifically proven Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" to Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center Dec. 8-10. With such memorable tunes as "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz," the show features monstrously good entertainment and the only place you'll witness a dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made.

A special exhibit at the Kansas African American Museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides. More than 400 Americans participated in a simple act of traveling in integrated groups that was met with bitter racism, mob violence and imprisonment. The exhibit continues until Dec. 17.

The Wichita Art Museum salutes the Motown sound and the trio that made it a sensation. The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection is on display through Feb. 19, 2012. This unique exhibit will guide visitors on a journey through the now infamous career of the Motown trio, the Supremes, highlighting the various designers that helped create their signature look as well as the history that surrounded their chart topping songs.

Take a closer look at Wichita and you'll find big-city energy at Midwestern prices. Visit gowichita.com to find out what's going on now in Wichita and to request a free visitors guide.

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About Visit Wichita

Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2013 travel and tourism contributed more than $1 billion in economic impact to the Wichita MSA.