Wichita Kansas Events, Entertainment, Restaurants and Attractions

Where to Get Your Christmas Light Fix This Season!

Nothing says Christmas time quite like thousands of colorful lights coordinated to music, and Wichita is home to many outstanding displays. We've updated our list and checked it twice so you can see all of Wichita's Christmas Lights!


2019 The Arc’s Lights

2019 The Arcs Lights
  • Nov. 28-Dec. 28
  • Time: 5:30-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays
  • Admission: $10 per carload on Fridays-Sundays; Donations accepted every night
  • Location: Near The Arc of Sedgwick County, Douglas & St. Paul Streets, 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. This signature Wichita tradition raises money for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. 2019 – The Arc’s Lights is open late on Christmas Eve, until 11:30 p.m.

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane
  • Date: Nov. 28-Dec. 31
  • Time: Begins at dark daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: 1021 N. Azure Circle, Wichita, KS 67235
  • Take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane! This west Wichita Christmas light display includes more than a dozen homes in one neighborhood getting in on the holiday spirit. Starting Thanksgiving night, you can experience the glow of at least 16 homes around 119th Street and Central Avenue in the Deer Glen development. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can share your photos on their Facebook page!

Christmas at The McKinneys’

Christmas at The McKinneys
  • Date: Nov. 28-Dec. 31
  • Time: Starting at 5:30 p.m. daily
  • Admission: Free, donations accepted
  • Location: 1452 N. Coolidge, Wichita, KS 67203
  • Known as one of the most 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. Donations are accepted and are split between two charities, the Kansas Human Society and Interfaith Ministries. In the past, the Christmas lights show has raised more than $3,500.

Lights on Texas

Lights on Texas
  • Date: Nov. 28-Dec. 31
  • Time: Begins 5:30 p.m. daily
  • Admission: Free, donations accepted
  • Location: 11603 W. Texas St, Wichita, KS 67209
  • Formerly known as Lights on Lawrence, this 300,000-light holiday display moved to the west side a couple years ago to continue its glory. With a nice mix of traditional and colored lights, many of the items have a history in light shows in Wichita, as part of a large display at 17th and Park Place that celebrated the holidays for 25 years. Stop by Lights on Texas on your Christmas light tour and keep you eye out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

The Marshall Family Christmas Lights

  • Date: Nov. 28-Jan. 4
  • Time: Begins 5:30 p.m. daily
  • Admission: Free, donations 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 holiday performance beginning daily at 5:30 pm., stop by after you get off work and tune in to 91.7FM to hear the holiday music that matches the lights. The display is free but all donations go to support the Lord’s Diner and St. Anthony Family Shelter in Wichita.

Lights on the River

  • Date: Dec. 1
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: Wichita Boathouse, 515 S Wichita St, Wichita KS 67202
    • 5:00: Special Appearance by Santa Claus
    • 5:30: Trolleys arrive at Wichita Boathouse to take attendees to Old Town Square for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
    • 6:00: Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony begins in Old Town Square
    • 6:30: Trolleys arrive in Old Town Square to take attendees to Wichita Boathouse where festivities will continue
    • 7:00: Lights on the River Launch on the Ark River
    • 7:30: Spectacular Fireworks Show Begins

Illuminations at Botanica

Unplugged at Illuminations
  • Date: Nov. 29 - Jan. 4
  • Time:
    • Sunday - Thursday | 5:30 to 8:30
    • Friday - Saturday | 5:30 to 9:30
  • Admission: $12 for adults & $8 for Members / Military / Youth (Group discounts available for 50 or more)
  • Location: Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203
  • "lluminations is a family-friendly event that showcases 18 acres of Botanica’s beautiful gardens in a completely different light. It has become one of the area’s premier holiday events. The Gardens are decorated with more than 2 million lights. Illuminations is Kansas’ largest holiday light display. Throughout the gardens, visitors will enjoy walking under more than 300 lighted trees and feel the warm glow of 8,000 luminaries and 18 themed lit gardens." (botanica.org)

North Pole Express Substation

  • Date: Nov 28, 29, 30; Dec 5, 6, 7; Dec 12, 13; Dec 19, 20, 21
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: 1841 S. Glenn, Wichita, KS.
  • Santa is happy to announce the dates for the 2019 Christmas Season! Note that Santa will NOT be at the North Pole on Saturday, Dec 14th!

9th Street Lights


  • Date: Starting Thanksgiving Night
  • Time: 6-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: 3821 W. 9th Wichita, KS
  • Tune in with 101.7 FM. The show WILL NOT run in wet weather. We ask that you please be kind to our wonderful neighbors

Lights on Gold Street

  • Date: Not stated
  • Time: 5:30 PM – 10 PM Sunday-Thursday; 5:30 PM – Midnight Friday-Saturday
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: 5336 S. Gold, Wichita, Kansas
  • 13,000 Christmas lights set to music in Wichita, Kansas! Visit our show in 2019! Tune to 99.5 FM for our display’s music

Need Directions?

360Wichita.com has made it easy for those wanting to go out and enjoy all of the displays Wichita has to offer! 

Just click on a pin! You can see the time the displays are open and the address as well!

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