Thanksgiving Holiday Happenings In Wichita

Photo: Courtesy Visit Wichita

We're getting ready for a busy week around Wichita. There will be a lot of you welcoming family and friends here to Wichita for Thanksgiving. Trying to figure out what to do and how to entertain your guests? Well, my friends at Visit Wichita can help out. Here's a few things happening this holiday weekend. Get out and have some fun.

WICHITA THUNDER VERSUS TULSA OILERS

NOV. 27, 2019

Time: 7:05 p.m.                                                     Admission: $11-$35 per ticket

Location: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202

Get your holiday started early with some East Coast Hockey League action. The Wichita and Tulsa games are always full of action. CLICK HERE for ticket info!.

HOLLY JOLLY JURASSIC HOLIDAY

NOV. 29-30, 2019

Time: 6-9 p.m.                                                     Admission: $10 per person

Location: Field Station: Dinosaurs, 2999 N. Rock Road, Derby, KS 67037

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Marvel at a one-of-a-kind exhibition with 44 life-sized dinosaurs wrapping gifts, decorating trees, and kissing under the mistletoe! Field Station transforms into a sparkling, Mesozoic Winter Wonderland this holiday seasons where laughing, learning and holiday cheer go hand-in-hand. Strike the harp and join the chorus as cretaceous carolers fill the park with the spirit of the season and the scientists determine once and for all which Dinosaurs are naughty and which are nice.

WICHITA THUNDER VERSUS KANSAS CITY MAVERICKS

NOV. 29-30, 2019

Time: 7:05 p.m.                                                     Admission: $11-$35 per ticket

Location: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202

The Thunder host their rival from Kansas City with games both Friday and Saturday night in East Coast Hockey League action. CLICK HERE for ticket info!.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS FEATURING THE DIAMOND W. WRANGLERS

NOV. 30, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.                                                   Admission: $40 per person

Location: Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel Road, Benton, KS 67017

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Don’t miss the last performance of the year as the Diamond W. Wranglers return home to celebrate the holiday season at Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper. Enjoy dinner and a show at Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper in one of the last times you’ll be able to experience this piece of Kansas history. Make it into a date night or take the whole family!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

NOV. 30-DEC. 15, 2019

Time: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.                                          Admission: Free

Location: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202

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Shop small on Small Business Saturday in Wichita! Local businesses in the Douglas Design District, Old Town District, downtown Wichita and Historic Delano District want you to shop small and get your holiday shopping done early! Pick up a passport at any participating business, then spend two weeks shopping and collecting stickers. Turn in your passport to one of three locations for your chance at the ultimate prize!

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

NOV. 28, 2019 -JAN. 4, 2020

Time: Times vary; usually after dark               Admission: Cost varies

Location: Various locations

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Check out the best Christmas lights displays in Wichita from private homes that light up the neighborhood to Kansas’ premier light show at Botanica Wichita, Illuminations. View our comprehensive guide for the best Christmas lights in Wichita or find a Christmas lights tour via bus, helicopter or trolley!

MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AND LIGHTS ON THE RIVER

DEC. 1, 2019

Time: 4-7 p.m.                                                     Admission: Free

Location: Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St., Wichita, KS 67202

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Your favorite holiday event is back again this year and more spectacular than ever! This fun, free family event along the Arkansas River starts at the Wichita Boathouse, takes you to Old Town for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting, then head back to the Boathouse to see the Lights on the River Launch. Purchase floating lights for the light launch and enjoy wagon rides, a visit with Santa, holiday music, local food trucks and fireworks!

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