We're a week away from Thanksgiving, and we are preparing for the holiday season. Wanna get festive this weekend? Visit Wichita has a list of things you can do in Wichita this weekend. Get out and enjoy our fine city! Here's some of the highlighted Wichita happenings this weekend.
A SPECIAL CROWN CHRISTMAS
NOV. 22-24, 2019
Time: 8 p.m. Admission: $33-$38
Location: Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita KS 67218
The Crown Uptown is once again producing theatre in Wichita! Along with Co-Producer Christine Tasheff and Direction by Patty Reeder, The Crown brings you the perfect Christmas party. An evening that promises you a bountiful buffet, belly laughs and beautiful Holiday Music to get you in the Christmas Spirit. A Very Special Crown Christmas features some of the most talented performers in this area: Jenny Mitchell, Ryan Schafer, Cindy Summers, Kyle Vespestad, and Madi White. The show opens on November 22 and will run every Wednesday through Saturday. Doors at 6:00 p.m. and curtain is at 8:00 p.m.
MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
NOV. 23, 2019
Time: 3 p.m. Admission: $32.50-$178.50
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway St., Ste. 330, Wichita, KS 67202
This Christmas, give your family the gift of the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas Magic with world-class artists, more than 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds. Don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza.
WICHITA STATE VS. ORAL ROBERTS
NOV. 23, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. Admission: $40-$75
Location: Charles Koch Arena, 1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260
Basketball season is here! The Wichita State Shockers Men’s Basketball Team will play Oral Roberts at Charles Koch Arena on Nov. 23. The last time the Shockers took on the Golden Eagles was in December 2018. Wichita State won 84-53 and has won two of the last four games against the team. Cheer on the home team at the arena voted one of the best home-court advantages by ESPN’s Jason King.
WICHITA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS “CARMINA BURANA”
NOV. 23-24, 2019
Time: Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. Admission: $30-$80
Location: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202
Experience the spine-tingling thunder of one of the most popular choral works of all time, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” as Wichita Symphony and powerful Symphony Chorus lead the audience in a heart-pounding celebration of the drama of humanity. The stage will be filled with an orchestra, full chorus, children’s chorus, soloists and Maestro Daniel Hege.
BRADLEY FAIR CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & HOLIDAY HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
NOV. 24, 2019
Time: 5-6 p.m. Admission: Free
Location: Bradley Fair, Rock Road & 21st Street, Wichita, KS 67206
This annual tree lighting event is a Wichita tradition, which includes a stunning 35-foot Christmas tree on Bradley Fair Plaza to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita. Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride through the plaza. Carriage rides also happen every Saturday through Dec. 22.
WICHITA THUNDER VERSUS ALLEN AMERICANS
NOV. 24, 2019
Time: 4:05 p.m. Admission: $11-$35
Location: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202
The Thunder play Friday and Saturday at Allen. They return back to Wichita on Sunday to host the Americans in ECHL hockey action. CLICK HERE for ticket info.