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Feel the magic of the season and make memories during Christmas in Wichita. We have a sleigh full of holiday events, from live performances for a friends night out to hands-on family-friendly activities.

We’ve compiled this list of some of our favorite holiday events in Wichita this year. Be sure to check with each venue for visiting guidelines and last-minute changes. You’ll also want to check out our guide to Illuminations at Botanica Wichita and our blog post on the best places to see Christmas lights in Wichita.

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Holiday Experiences

  • Holiday Wright Style at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House Museum and Study Center – Nov. 6
  • Illuminations 2021 at Botanica Wichita at Botanica Wichita – Nov. 18-Jan. 1
  • 38th Annual Wreath Festival at Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum – Nov. 18-20
  • 7th Annual Midian Shrine FEZtival of Trees at Midian Shrine Center – Nov. 19-28
  • Snowbound: A Merry Ski Lodge themed pop-up gathering spot on the rooftop of Chicken N Pickle – Nov. 20-Jan. 9
  • Bradley Fair Christmas Tree Lighting – Nov. 21
  • Holiday Stroll (horse-drawn carriage rides) at Bradley Fair – Nov. 21-Dec. 19
  • Lights at Ability Point (formerly The Arc Lights) drive-thru light display – Nov. 25-Dec. 27
  • Old Fashioned Christmas at Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm – Nov. 26-Dec. 21
  • A Country Christmas at Fulton Valley Farms – Nov. 26-Dec. 19
  • Ice Pond at the Plazzio outdoor ice skating rink at Chicken N Pickle – Nov. 15-Dec. 31 (check website for exact dates, which are based on weather conditions)
  • Winter Art Mania at Wichita Art Museum – Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 26
  • Watson’s Christmas Express at O.J. Watson Park – Nov. 26-Dec. 19
  • Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday at Field Station: Dinosaurs – Nov. 26-Dec. 31
  • Safari of Lights at Tanganyika Wildlife Park – Dec. 1-Jan. 2
  • Victorian Christmas at Cowtown – Dec. 3-4 & 10-11
  • Friends of Wichita Art Museum Holiday Open House at Wichita Art Museum – Dec. 5
  • Winter Wonderland at Evergy Pavilion at Naftzger Park – Dec. 11
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Dome Experience at Exploration Place – Dec. 16-18

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Live Music & Entertainment

  • The Hallmork Channel Christmas Melodrama at Mosley Street Melodrama – Nov. 13-Dec. 23
  • Away in the Basement - A Church Basement Ladies Musical at Roxy’s Downtown– Nov. 18-Dec. 19
  • Peril at the North Pole: Yule Die Laughing at Prairie Pines Playhouse – Nov. 19-Dec. 23
  • Cool Yule - A Swingin' Christmas at The Forum Theatre Company – Nov. 26-Dec. 19
  • The Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program at Orpheum Theatre – Nov. 30
  • The Christmas Spirit by Frederick Stroppel at Wichita Community Theatre – Dec. 2-12
  • Wichita Children’s Theatre presents Santa’s Toyland at Crown Uptown – Dec. 2-4
  • Inverno - The Great Holiday Circus at Crown Uptown Theatre – Dec. 3-19
  • Short & Suite Nutcracker by Midwest Dance Mechanix at Center for Performing Arts – Dec. 3-5
  • Edward Scissorhands: Winter Film Series at Orpheum Theatre – Dec. 4
  • Zach Williams - I Don't Want Christmas to End Tour at Orpheum Theatre – Dec. 9
  • Ballet Wichita’s The Nutcracker at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Dec. 10-12
  • Home Alone: Winter Film Series at Orpheum Theatre – Dec. 11
  • A Drag Queen Christmas at Orpheum Theatre – Dec. 16
  • Metropolitan Ballet’s The Nutcracker Ballet at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Dec. 18-19
  • It's a Wonderful Life: Winter Film Series at Orpheum Theatre – Dec. 19

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Activities for Adults Only

  • Holiday Light Tour with Brew Wagon Tours – Nov. 26-Dec. 31
  • Apparition Yule Ball pop-up bar at Headshots Bar & Grill – Dec. 2-Jan. 1
  • Ziggy’s Christmas Pop Up Bar at Ziggy’s Pizza in Clifton Square
  • Winter Wonderland Paint Workshop Inspired by Jackson Pollock at Mark Arts – Dec. 2
  • Interactive screening of “Elf” for ages 21+ at Wichita Art Museum – Dec. 9
  • Holiday Cupcakes Culinary Arts Workshop at Mark Arts – Dec. 14
  • Poinsettia Painting Workshop Inspired by Takashi Murakami at Mark Arts – Dec. 16

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DIY Holidays

  • Christmas Ornament Class at Mid-America All-Indian Museum – Nov. 6
  • Christmas Clay Ornament Class at Mid-America All-Indian Museum – Nov. 13
  • Santa Brick Stitch Earring Class at Mid-America All-Indian Museum – Nov. 13
  • Blow Your Own Ornament at Karg Art Glass - Nov. 25-Dec. 31

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Holiday Shopping Events

  • First Friday Gallery Crawl in Downtown Wichita – Nov. 5
  • Holiday Tables 2021 at Mark Arts – Nov. 11-14
  • 2nd Saturday in Douglas Design District, Delano, Downtown & Old Town – Nov. 13 & Dec. 11
  • Old Town Farm and Art Market - Holiday Season at Farm & Art Plaza – Nov. 6, 13, 20 & Dec. 4, 11, 18
  • Wichita Holiday Market Extravaganza at Towne East Square – Nov. 7
  • Christmas Open House at Urban Interiors – Nov. 11-13
  • Paramount's Christmas Holiday Open House at Paramount Antique Mall, Paramount East Antique Mall & Paramount Marketplace - Antiques, Vintage and New – Nov. 12-14
  • 2nd Saturday at various locations in Douglas Design District, Delano, Downtown & Old Town – Nov. 13
  • Aida Stenholm’s 9th Business Anniversary – Nov. 20
  • Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll featuring free horse-drawn carriage rides, kids activities and more – Nov. 21-Dec. 19 (Sundays)
  • Black Friday Sale at Jenny Dawn Cellars – Nov. 26
  • Black Friday Sale at Aida Stenholm – Nov. 26-27
  • ICT Holiday Art Market at Candela at The LUX – Nov. 26-27
  • Small Business Saturday 2021 at various locations – Nov. 27
  • Indian Art Market at Mid-America All-Indian Museum – Dec. 4

There’s no shortage of things to do during the holidays. Visit our webpage devoted to helping you find ways to spend your holidays in Wichita, from great places to shop and pick up treats to additional blog posts that give you more ways to enjoy the season.