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Christmas in Wichita is a magical time, whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities or planning an adult night with a live performance to get into the holiday spirit. You’ll find a sleigh full of holiday events in Wichita in 2020, from virtual options to drive-thru light displays to physically distanced in-person experiences.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Wichita holiday experiences happening in 2020. Keep in mind that most events and activities require advance reservations and these plans are subject to change to align with stemming the spread of COVID-19. Please check with each venue for visiting guidelines and last-minute changes.

Be sure to read our guide to Illuminations at Botanica or our listing of the best places to see Christmas lights in Wichita.

Old Fashioned Christmas at Prairie Pines

Holiday Experiences

  • 37th annual Wreath Festival at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum – Nov. 18-21
  • Illuminations drive-thru and walk-thru displays at Botanica Wichita – Nov. 14-Jan. 9
  • 6th Annual Midian Shrine FEZtival of Trees – Nov. 20-29
  • The Arc’s Lights drive-thru light display – Nov. 26-Dec. 28
  • Winter Art Mania at Wichita Art Museum – Nov. 27-28 & Dec. 26-27
  • Watson's Christmas Express at O.J. Watson Park – Nov. 27-Dec. 20
  • Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday at Field Station: Dinosaurs – Nov. 27-Jan. 3
  • Rock the Rink opening night of the outdoor ice skating rink at Chicken N Pickle – Nov. 27
  • Old Fashioned Christmas at Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm – Nov. 27-Dec. 18
  • A Country Christmas at Fulton Valley Farms – Nov. 27-Dec. 20
  • Skate & Donate at the outdoor ice skating rink at Chicken N Pickle – Nov. 28
  • Feast with the Grinch at Chicken N Pickle – Dec. 1
  • Victorian Christmas at Old Cowtown Museum – Dec. 4-12 Canceled
  • Skate with Santa Saturdays at the Ice Pond at Chicken N Pickle – Dec. 5, 12, 19
  • Friends of Wichita Art Museum Holiday Open House at Wichita Art Museum – Dec. 6
  • Holidays Around the World at Museum of World Treasures – Dec. 12

Music Theatre Wichita Holiday Special

Virtual Performances

  • Friends University Christmas Candlelight live virtual concert – Dec. 4
  • “Short & Suite Nutcracker” by Midwest Dance Mechanix – Dec. 4-6
  • Jim Brickman “Comfort and Joy at Home” live virtual concert presented by Orpheum Theatre – Dec. 13
  • Music Theatre Wichita Holiday Special hour-long recorded performance – Dec. 17, 21, 24
  • Orpheum Theatre presents “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” virtually – Dec. 17-18
  • Ballet Wichita’s “The Nutcracker” from Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Dec. 21-27

Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll

Holiday Shopping Events

  • Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll featuring free horse-drawn carriage rides, kids activities and more – Nov. 22-Dec. 20 (Sundays)
  • Holiday Market and Holiday Gift Highlight at The Workroom – Nov. 27
  • Small Business Saturday – Nov. 28
  • Museum of World Treasures gift store special events:
    • 30% off all store merchandise and memberships Nov. 27-28 & Dec. 19-24
    • 15% off all store merchandise Dec. 2-18
  • Wichita Art Museum’s gift store special events:
    • 20% off select kids toys on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28
    • 20% off select jewelry, plus a special gift with purchases over $100 on Museum Store Sunday, Nov. 29
    • 10% off all purchases for members only, Dec. 5-11
  • Cyber Monday - Nov. 30
  • Old Town Farm and Art Market - Holiday Season at the Farm & Art Plaza – Dec. 5, 12, 19
  • All the Holidays Sip & Shop at Wyldewood Cellars – Dec. 6
  • HoliDAZE Pop Up Market at Nortons Brewing Co. – Dec. 6
  • Second Saturday in Douglas Design District, Delano, Downtown & Old Town – Dec. 12

Winter Holiday Laser Adventure in the Dome Theater

Film Screenings/Theater Experiences

  • “Elf” virtual viewing party audience participation goodie bags from Wichita Art Museum – order by Nov. 25 and pick up after Dec. 1
  • Winter Holiday Laser Adventure show at Boeing Dome Theater inside Exploration Place– Nov. 27-Dec. 31
  • "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" at Crown Uptown Theatre – Dec. 7

Apparition Before Christmas

Adult-only Activities

  • Holiday Light Tour with Brew Wagon Tours – Nov. 28-Dec. 30
  • Apparition Before Christmas pop-up bar at Headshots Bar & Grill – Dec. 3-31

Kyle ant Monte Christmas Musical

In-Person Performances

  • "The Kyle and Monte Christmas Musical 4" at Roxy’s Downtown – Nov. 13-Dec. 27
  • "The Tinsel Tale of Tori” at Mosley Street Melodrama – Nov. 20 -Dec. 26
  • “Curtains at the Christmas Pageant...Murder in a One-Horse Open SLAY” at Prairie Pines Playhouse – Nov. 20-Dec. 20
  • “Cool Yule” original musical special at Forum Theatre – Dec. 4-20 Canceled
  • “Inverno: The Great Holiday Circus” at Crown Uptown Theatre – Dec. 4-26 Canceled
  • “Short & Suite Nutcracker” by Midwest Dance Mechanix at Center for Performing Arts – Dec. 4-6 Now Virtual
  • “The Runaway Snowman” at Century II – Dec. 4-5 Canceled
  • "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at Century II – Dec. 11-12 Canceled
  • “A Kansas Christmas” presented by Wichita Grand Opera at Wichita Center for Performing Arts – Dec. 11-12 Canceled
  • Ballet Wichita’s “The Nutcracker” at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center – Dec. 19-20 Now Virtual

Explore more ways to spend your holidays in Wichita!