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Christmas cheer is about to descend on Wichita! Thanksgiving weekend is the kickoff to many holiday light displays in Wichita, and we’ve got the scoop on where to find them. What’s even better? Viewing thousands of glowing lights from your car is a fun activity to enjoy while maintaining social distance.

From small displays to intricate shows set to music, there is a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family. Below is a list of some of the most popular neighborhood displays and Christmas lights in Wichita. Keep checking back as you plan your holidays in Wichita - we’ll continue to update this list. 

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Want someone else to do the driving (or flying)? Schedule a holiday light tour with Brew Wagon Tours or a helicopter holiday light tour with DWTA and enjoy the incredible views!

Children's Garden Entrance at Botanica Illuminations 2020

Illuminations at Botanica Wichita

Nov. 14-Jan. 30
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily
Admission:
   Walk Thru - $13 Adults; $9 Children & Members (2 and under Free)
   Drive Thru (per carload) - $20 Sundays-Thursdays; $25 Fridays-Saturdays
Location: Botanica Wichita, 701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67203

Come experience the region’s biggest light display at Illuminations at Botanica Wichita. This year, two light display options will be available: A drive thru light display in the main parking lot, and a walk thru light display in the garden on the main path. A limited number of tickets with timeslots (30-min increments from 5:30-8:00 p.m.) will be sold to allow social distancing, masks are required throughout the gardens, and other precautions are being taken. Bundle up and take the family through enchanted Christmas gardens as you enjoy more than 2-million dazzling lights. All tickets much be purchased online in advance - walk-ins not allowed. See our complete guide to this year's Illuminations.

The Arc's Lights 2020Credit: Zarin Shoity

2020 The Arc’s Lights

Nov. 26-Dec. 28
Time: Sun-Thu 5:30-9:00 p.m.; Fri & Sat 5:30-10:00 p.m.
   (extended to 10:00 p.m. on Dec. 21, 22, and 23, and 11:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve)
Admission: $10 per carload Fri-Sun; Donations accepted every night
   (discounted tickets available for $8 at any area QuikTrip)
Location: Begins near the Arc of Sedgwick County, Douglas & St. Paul Streets (between Meridian and West St.), Wichita, KS 67202

It’s a magical holiday wonderland you can experience without getting out of your car. Drive through this popular display and explore the Tunnel of Lights and more than 1-million sparkling Christmas lights. They have a variety of light displays, including new ones that include toy factories, trains, a penguin scene and much more. This signature Wichita tradition raises money for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

9th Street Lights 2020

9th Street Lights

Nov. 28-Dec. 31
Time: 6:00 p.m. daily
Admission: Free
Location: 3821 W. 9th St., Wichita, KS 67203

With more than 35,000 dancing lights paired with music you can hear on 101.7 FM, this computerized light show goes along with Christmas classics like, “Carol of the Bells,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Joy to the World.” Be sure to add 9th Street Lights to your list of the best places to see Christmas lights in Wichita!

Candy Cane Lane Christmas LightsCredit: Elaine Griggs

Candy Cane Lane

Nov. 26-Dec. 31
Time: Begins at dark daily
Admission: Free
Location: 1021 N. Azure Circle, Wichita, KS 67235

Take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane! This west Wichita Christmas light display includes more than a dozen homes in one neighborhood getting in on the holiday spirit. Starting Thanksgiving night, you can experience the glow of at least 16 homes around 119th Street and Central Avenue in the Deer Glen development.

Carols on the Court Christmas Lights

Carols on the Court

Nov. 26-Jan. 1
Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily (Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m.)
Admission: Free, donations accepted via PayPal or carolsonthecourt.com
Location: 1358 N Aksarben Ct., Wichita, KS 67235

Carols on the Court is Wichita’s first full RGB interactive computer animated light show, complete with more than 4,000 lights that can be individually controlled to change in brightness and color. Tune to 100.5 FM during show hours to hear the accompanying music - you can visit their website to vote for what song you want to hear next. Donations to the Wichita Children’s Home can also be made via the website.

Christmas on Crestline

Christmas on Crestline

Nov. 27-Jan. 1
Time: Sun-Thu 6:00-11:00 p.m.; Fri-Sat 6:00 p.m.-midnight
Admission: Free
Location: 914 N. Crestline, Wichita, KS 67212

This award-winning Christmas lights show features more than 80,000 computerized lights set to music on 100.7 FM and new attractions each year. This year, you will find giant lighted balls and peacock verticals on the roof and in the yard. Drive to Christmas on Crestline to see all the goodies that are in store for the public! This animated light show has been a popular stop since 2012.

Christmas at the McKinneys

Christmas at the McKinneys’

Nov. 26-Dec. 31
Time: 5:30-10:00 p.m. daily (open until 10:30 p.m. on weekends)
Admission: Free, donations accepted
Location: 1452 N. Coolidge, Wichita, KS 67203

Known as one of the most favorite Christmas light displays in Wichita, Christmas at the McKinneys’ is a privately-owned home with a family that takes pride in holiday cheer. The show is open to the public and gets better each year. Donations are accepted and are split between two charities, the Kansas Human Society and Human Kind (Interfaith Ministries). In the past, the Christmas lights show has raised more than $3,500.

Christmas Lights on Brummet 2019

Lights on Brummett Street

Nov. 28-Dec. 31
Time: 5:30-9:00 p.m. daily
Admission: Free
Location: 3721 S Brummett St., Wichita, KS 67215

With both Halloween and Christmas displays, Brummett Street lights up with Lights on Brummett every year to celebrate the holidays. Stop by this southwest Wichita neighborhood and tune into 104.1 FM for a musical light display that will delight the whole family.

Lights on David Christmas Lights 2019

Lights on David

Nov. 26-Dec. 25
Time: Begins at dark
Admission: Free
Location: 409 N. David St., Wichita, KS 67212

After Halloween comes and goes, Lights on David lights up for the holiday season. This interactive light display can be heard on 106.9 FM. With new props, songs and fun each year, you won’t want to miss the 2020 Christmas celebration!

Lights on Longview 2020

Lights on Longview Ln.

Nov. 28-Dec. 31
Time: 6:00 p.m.-midnight daily
Admission: Free
Location: 3805 E. Longview Lane, Wichita, KS 67218

If you’re out early or up late, stop by Lights on Longview Ln. in east Wichita for a musically-charged Christmas light display. Tune in on your radio to 105.7 FM and enjoy many Christmas tune remixes that match the dancing lights. Lights on Longview lasts until midnight every night of the week. With more than 75,000 lights, this is one of Wichita’s favorite Christmas lights displays.

Christmas Lights on Tawakoni 2019

Lights on Tawakoni

Nov. 24-Dec. 31
Time: TBD
Admission: Free, donations accepted
Location: 10813 SW. Tawakoni Rd., Augusta, KS 67010

Just outside of town, between Andover and Augusta, you'll find a Christmas light display with nearly 70,000 lights covering 4 acres at Lights on Tawakoni. This display has been a holiday tradition for almost a decade, and continues to get bigger each year. With features like a life-sized stagecoach being pulled by six horses, a flying Santa with reindeer, a sea monster, dinosaurs, two 30' trees and more, be sure to add this stop to your tour.

Magic of Christmas Light Display

Magic of Christmas

Nov. 26-Dec. 28
Time: 6-10 p.m. daily (weather permitting)
Admission: Free
Location: 143 E 4th St., Goddard, KS 67052

The “Magic of Christmas” is a computerized light display synchronized to music and broadcast on 98.5 FM. This magical display features thousands of lights, an animated train, animated drumming soldiers, an animated 3-piece band, animated children with bells, a 25-foot mega tree, snowmen, leaping arches, lighted trees, strobes and more. Kids love it and parents do too!

Sparks Family Christmas Light Display 2020

Sparks Family Christmas Lights

Nov. 22-Jan. 3
Time: Begins 5:30 p.m. daily, ends at 10:00 p.m. Sun-Thu and 11:00 p.m. Fri-Sat
Admission: Free
Location: 558 S. Blue Stem Ct., Haysville, KS 67060

This is the Sparks family's 6th year decorating for Christmas! What started as 2 singing Christmas trees, a singing Santa, 4 arches and smart house lights, has grown into a full display with close to 6,000 lights! Additions this year include 6 more arches, a matrix screen, a mega pixel tree. Get the full experience by tuning to 97.3 FM radio.

Marshall Family Lights 2020

The Marshall Family Christmas Lights

Nov. 29-Jan. 6
Time: Begins 5:30 p.m. daily, ends at 10:00 p.m. on school nights and 11:00 p.m. on other nights
Admission: Free, donations for charity accepted
Location: 620 N. Stratford Lane, Wichita, KS 67206

Join one local family as they bring the excitement of The Marshall Family Christmas Lights to east Wichita. With a Christmas performance beginning daily at 5:30 p.m., stop by and remember to tune in to 91.7 FM to hear the Christmas music that matches the lights. The display features more than 100,000 lights – all synchronized to music – and is free, but all donations go to support the Lord’s Diner and St. Anthony Family Shelter in Wichita.

Find more holiday events in Wichita and plan your trip today!