Bundle up and take the family through an enchanted Christmas forest, where more than 1 million lights are strung atop trees in more than 30 themed gardens. Illuminations is Wichita’s premier Christmas light display. Every November through December, Botanica Wichita transforms into a winter wonderland filled with beautiful lights, music and a visit from Santa.
Tour each of the themed gardens to find giant bugs, fish and flowers adorned with a rainbow of color, or find yourself walking down Candy Cane Lane. In the Downing Children’s Garden, tree monsters and fairy homes shine vibrantly, bringing smiles and cheer to all ages.
As you’re journeying through each Botanica Wichita garden, stop and grab some hot chocolate to keep warm, munch on some s’mores or devour a delicious holiday dinner. Adults can enjoy a hot toddy bar on the weekends. All food and beverages will be available for purchase with cash.
You never know what you’ll find among the gardens each year as organizers continue to add more displays and expand current favorites. Don’t miss the choreographed show with more than 50,000 Christmas lights set to music, and keep your eye out for the beautiful chandelier trees.
You and your family can enjoy Illuminations at Botanica every evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the last weekend of November through the end of the year, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Be aware weather conditions can have an effect on the exhibit’s closure. Due to the extreme success of this annual event, organizers recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time. You may do so at area QuikTrip convenience stores or online at Botanica Wichita’s website.