Holiday Events

Holiday Events
  • Illuminations
    Nov 14 - Jan 9 (walk thru), Nov 14 - Jan 30 (drive thru) / Check times
    Botanica

    ​This year walk thru and drive thru! Come see over two million lights at this cherished City attraction.

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  • Christmas Cards to the Troops
    Nov 19 - Dec 23 /
    Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

    ​While waiting for your flight at ICT, write a personalized Christmas greeting to our troops. ICT will provide the Christmas cards and will deliver them to McConnell AFB to ship overseas to our troops. We’ll also provide construction paper and markers for kids of all ages to make their own cards.

  • Cookie Decorating
    Nov 21 - Dec 19 (Saturdays) / Check times
    Various locations

    ​Create stunning designer cookies that look almost too good to eat! Students will learn about icing consistencies, outlining, flooding, wet-onwet decorating and marbling techniques using royal icing. Then, the design work begins! All utensils will be provided and each attendee will leave with 4-5 decorated cookies. Registration deadline is noon, the Wednesday prior to class. Class decorating themes include: Grandma's Cookies, Cocoa & PJ's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Vacation.

    Register online

  • Watson's Christmas Express
    Nov 27 - Dec 20 (Fridays and Saturdays) / Check times
    Watson Park

    ​All aboard for a magical journey! Enjoy a reading of Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express, followed by a craft and a train ride to visit the North Pole. Enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate at the campfire circle, while singing holiday songs. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas. An adult must also attend and register. $16 for ages 2 and older.

    Register online

  • Elf
    Dec 1-5 / Regular museum hours
    Wichita Art Museum

    ​The best way to spread Christmas cheer is watching Elf safely at home instead of here!

    WAM Contemporaries won't be able to do an in-person screening of the holiday film classic, but loyal Elf fans still deserve some hip, holiday hullabaloo!

    You take care of sourcing the film, and we'll take care of the goodie bags, complete with a set of audience participation instructions and all the essentials you need to watch the film whenever you want, wherever you want, in the comfort of your own home.

    Wednesday, November 25: Elf Goodie Bag orders due
    Tuesday, December 1: Elf Goodie Bag pick-up begins at WAM's Welcome Desk during regular museum hours.

  • Rockin' Reindeer Treats
    Dec 5 / 9:15 am -10:15 am (Tots), 10:45 am -11:45 am (Youth)
    Evergreen Recreation Center

    ​Rudolph is glowing about the tasty holiday snacks in our tot and youth Rockin’ Reindeer Treats! Tots will whip up some yummy Brownie Christmas Trees and Santa Oreos. Youth will create Christmas light cookies and Christmas toffee. Registration deadline is noon, the Friday prior to class.

    Register online

  • Members-Only Holiday Shopping Days
    Dec 5-11 / 11am - 4pm
    Wichita Art Museum

    ​Enjoy relaxing, inspired shopping this holiday season at the Museum Store.

    WAM members receive an additional 10% off all purchases during this weeklong event.

  • Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Holiday Open House
    Dec 6 / 2-4pm
    Wichita Art Museum

    ​Friends of the Wichita Art Museum invites you to warm up with holiday cheer! Santa will be taking a toymaking break to swoop in on his sleigh with live reindeer. BYOC—bring your own camera and capture the scene. Enjoy food truck tasty bites and hot cocoa. Cozy up outside with your lawn chair and blankets in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater for holiday dance performances by the Wichita Children's Theater and Dance Center. Holiday shopping galore inside at the Museum Store and FWAM Used Book Sale. Create family memories to be cherished throughout the holiday season. (Check the website for outdoor weather-related cancellations: wichitaartmuseum.org/openhouse.)

  • Holiday Wreath Workshop
    Dec 13 / 1-4pm
    CityArts

    ​Learn to handcraft a wreath just in time for the holidays! Students will be given a choice of three wreath styles and will be encouraged to experiment with the all natural elements. By the end of the workshop your holiday Wreaths will be bound, finished and ready to hang!

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  • Holiday Weaving Workshop
    Dec 20 / 1-4pm
    CityArts

    Learn the art of weaving with the unique addition of handcrafted yarn and natural elements, including a wood slab loom! Students will be given a choice of several weaving techniques and will be encouraged to experiment with the naturally dyed yarn, and greenery, berries and twigs. Attendees will also learn the rich history of weaving and how each technique originated. By the end of the workshop the weavings will be bound and finished!

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  • Winter Art Mania
    Dec 26-27 / 11am - 3pm
    Wichita Art Museum

    ​Extend your holiday cheer and come find out how wintery traditions in different cultures and around the world are celebrated with two days of art and fun at the museum’s annual Winter Art Mania.

    Help us welcome the cold and have a good time as each day brings something new to create, discover, and enrich the start of the dark days of winter.

    Break out those mittens and get out of the house with FREE ADMISSION and create a new wintery family tradition!

  • Get Fit
    Jan 2021 / TBA
    TBA

    ​Work off those extra holiday pounds in a winter Park & Recreation fitness class! Mark your calendars - online class registration starts Dec. 7 and classes start in January 2021.

    Register online

  • Breadmaking
    January/February 2021 / TBA
    TBA

    ​Sunday brunches and lazy, cold weather mornings were made for these breads! Choose from French, Laminated, Quick and Sweet Bread classes, which teach bread making basics from proofing/rising steps to buttery pastry layering. Purchase the class as a fun holiday present for the cooking fanatic in your life. Mark your calendars - online class registration starts Dec. 7 and classes start in January/February 2021.

    Register online

  • Mala Beads & Meditation Workshop
    Jan 10 / 1-4pm
    CityArts

    In this class you will learn the art of making your own Mala Bead necklace, traditionally used during meditation, but also totally in style! During the workshop we will do a short intention-setting meditation together to accomplish your best year yet— Our version of New Year’s resolutions. We will have several colors, styles and sizes of beads! Students will choose from any and make their own necklace! Plus we'll learn how to make a tassel as the pendant, charms will also be available.

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Holiday Gifts
Golf Wichita Gift Cards
Give the gift of golf this holiday season. It's a great way to get exercise, remain socially distant and be outdoors. Gift cards cover group and private lessons, so it's a great time to get someone started in the game! It is easy to purchase a gift card anytime, anywhere. Visit our web store to send the golfer in your family the perfect golf gift.