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.
From elaborate 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.
Wichita's Most Popular Christmas Light Displays
- Illuminations at Botanica Wichita
- Lights at Ability Point (Formerly The Arc's Lights)
- Candy Cane Lane
- Reindeer Road
- Christmas at the McKinney's
- Christmas on Crestline
- Lights on Longview
- Carols on the Court
- Lights on David
- 9th Street Lights
- Lights on Brummett Street
- Lights on Tawakoni
- Magic of Christmas
- The Marshall Family Christmas Lights
- Barnhart Family Christmas Lights
- Safari of Lights
- Lights on Texas
Illuminations at Botanica Wichita
Nov. 18-Jan. 1
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $13 Adults; $9 Children under 12 & Members (2 and under Free)
Location: Botanica Wichita, 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203
Held in the main gardens at Botanica Wichita most nights from Nov. 18 through Jan. 1, Illuminations 2021 includes more than 2 million lights along a mile long pedestrian path. There are three different light displays choreographed to music, a 240-foot-long walk-under tunnel of lights, candy cane lane in the Butterfly House, a funky tree that takes 80 hours to adorn with light sculptures, an underwater scene in the Shakespeare Garden, Santa's Village and more. All tickets must be purchased online in advance - walk-ins not allowed. See our complete guide to this year's Illuminations.
Lights at Ability Point (formerly The Arc’s Lights)
Time: Begins at 5:30 p.m. nightly
Admission: $10 per carload Fri-Sun; donations accepted every night (discounted tickets available at any area QuikTrip)
Location: Begins near the Arc of Sedgwick County, Douglas & St. Paul Streets (between Meridian & 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.
Candy Cane Lane
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 31
Time: Begins at dark daily
Location: Start at 1004 N Azure Circle, Wichita, KS 67235
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 31
Time: Begins at dark daily
Location: Start at 941 N Firefly St, Wichita, KS 67235
Reindeer Road is another street with many of the neighbors getting into the holiday spirit, and is right next to Candy Cane Lane! You won't miss the towering reindeer, ranging from 9-15 feet tall, in each yard's display.
Christmas at the McKinneys’
Nov. 25-Jan. 1
Time: 5:30-10 p.m. (weekends until 10:30 p.m.)
Admission: Free, donations accepted
Location: 1452 N Coolidge, Wichita, KS 67203
One of the 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. This year, the 150,000-light display stretches across two homes as new neighbors gave the green light to have their yard decorated as well. Tune to 89.7 FM. 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 on Crestline
Date: Nov. 26-TBD
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Fri & Sat until midnight)
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. They've also added a special Chiefs/Mahomes show into the rotation. 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.
Lights on Longview
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 31
Time: 6-11:30 p.m. (Sun-Thurs); 6 p.m.-midnight (Fri-Sat)
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 106.9 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 50,000 lights, this is one of Wichita’s favorite Christmas lights displays.
Carols on the Court
Date: Nov 27 - Dec 31
Time: 5:30-10 p.m. (Fri & Sat until 11 p.m.)
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 8,000 lights that can be individually controlled to change in brightness and color. Tune to 89.5 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.
Lights on David
Time: Begins at dark
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 2021 Christmas celebration!
9th Street Lights
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!
Lights on Brummett Street
Time: 5:30-9 p.m. (Sun-Thurs); 5:30 to 10 p.m. (Fri-Sat; outdoors speakers turn off at 9:30 p.m.)
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 Tawakoni
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
Time: 6-10 p.m. (weather permitting)
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!
The Marshall Family Christmas Lights
Date: Nov. 25-Jan. 5
Time: 5:30-10 p.m. on school nights (other nights until 11 p.m.)
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.
Barnhart Family Christmas
Time: Nightly, from dark to 10 p.m.
Location: 212 N Robin Road, Wichita, KS 67212
This colorful display of hand-made holiday figurines is sure to light up your holidays and get you in the spirit of the holidays. You’ll want to drive by slowly so you don’t miss the many Christmas characters in this display. You’ll see Santa’s workshop, gingerbread, a nativity scene, a holiday train and much more.
Safari of Lights
Dec. 4-Jan. 2
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily with extended hours on Friday and Saturday
Admission: $20 per carload Sunday-Thursday; $25 per carload Friday and Saturday
Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S Hawkins Ln, Goddard KS 67052
This drive-thru holiday extravaganza at Tanganyika Wildlife Park is expected to be the longest, tallest, most sophisticated light show that Wichita has ever experienced. You can keep warm in the comfort of your car with hot cocoa and popcorn available for purchase upon entry.
Lights on Texas
Nov. 25-Dec. 25
Time: 5:30-11 p.m. daily
Admission: Donations accepted (proceeds go to the Kansas Humane Society)
Location: 11603 W. Texas, Wichita, KS 67209
Enjoy the music and delight in 200,000 holiday lights at this impressive display. Make sure to tune into 95.7 to listen to holiday music while you're there to be fully immersed in this holiday experience.
Lights on 45th Street
Date: Nov. 25-Jan. 1
Time: Nightly, from 6 p.m. to midnight
Location: 1802 E. 45th St. S, Wichita KS 67216
Radio: Tune to 89.5
Location: 6726 W Ocieo St, Wichita, KS 67205 -
Radio Station: 106.9 FM
Location: 6226 W 34th Ct N, Wichita, KS 67205
Radio Station: 99.9 FM
Lights in the Valley
Location: 210 Southwind Dr, Valley Center, KS 67147
Radio Station: 88.1 FM
Lights on Hickory Creek
Location: 1101 N. Hickory Creek, Wichita, KS 67235
We Sleigh Family Lights
Location: 2537 E Ventnor Ct, Park City, KS 67219
Time: 6-10 p.m. nightly
Radio: Tune to 100.7
727 Golden Hills, Wichita, KS 67212 - Radio Station: 89.5 FM
Vintage Christmas on Custer - 6047 N. Custer Circle, Wichita, KS 67204
Christmas at the Tituses - 1850 S. Battin St, Wichita KS 67218, lights at 5:30 p.m.
Lights on Gold Street - 5336 S. Gold St, Wichita KS 67217, lights at 5:30 p.m.
Stevens Family Christmas - 9414 E. Carson St, Wichita KS 67210
635 N. Flora, Wichita KS 67212
The "Griswold House" of Rose Hill - 1610 Tanglewood Road, Rose Hill KS
Postponed until 2022: Lights of Matthew 5:16 - 835 Longbranch Circle, Maize, KS 67101 - Radio Station: 100.5 FM