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Things To Do This Thanksgiving Weekend In Wichita!

Photo:  Courtesy The Arc's Lights and Visit Wichita

A lot of us are going to have a long weekend with Thanksgiving happening this week.  There will be lots of friends and families making their way to Doo-Dah.  There's a lot of good excuses to get out of the house and walk that turkey off.  Visit Wichita has helped me put together a list of things to do around Wichita the rest of this week and weekend.  Stay safe and enjoy that turkey!


NOV. 23-DEC. 28, 2017

Time: Times vary Admission: $10 per carload on Fridays & Saturdays (Donations accepted every night)

Location: : Douglas at St. Paul

Experience more than a million lights at The Arc's Lights.  This wonderful display of lights and decorations takes from place from Thanksgiving night through December 28th.  It's a benefit for the Arc of Sedgwick County.  


NOV. 23-DEC. 31, 2017

Time: Times vary Admission: Free

Location: : Locations vary 

The holiday season is upon us! Stop by any of the community Christmas light displays beginning on Thanksgiving Day and lasting through the end of the year. Check out The Marshall Family Christmas Lights, Lights on Longview, 9th Street Lights, Lights on the River, Lights on Gold Street, Lights on Texas and many, many more for free as you drive through Wichita. For a birds eye view of the Christmas cheer, opt for a DWTA Helicopters Holiday Lights Tour starting at $250.



NOV. 24-DEC. 31, 2017

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission: $7 Members; $10 Non-Members

Location: Botanica Wichita, 701 N. Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203 

Enter a true winter wonderland with more than 1 million dazzling lights strung about trees and plant life in more than 30 gardens at Botanica Wichita. This family tradition will leave you mesmerized as you discover giant bugs, fish and flowers adorned with a rainbow of color, or find yourself walking down Candy Cane Lane. Don’t miss the choreographed show with more than 50,000 lights set to Christmas music. Kids can also meet Santa.



NOV. 24, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. Admission: $45-$150

Location: Hartman Arena, L.L.C., 8151 N. Hartman Arena Drive, Park City, KS 67147 

The king of country music is bringing some friends to Hartman Arena for an after-Thanksgiving show. Willie Nelson has been in the spotlight for more than 60 years, putting out more than 200 albums and racking up many prestigious awards. The legend will be performing with Lee Ann Womack and Kansas-native Logan Mize.



NOV. 24-25, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: Free

Location: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203

Bring friends and family Wichita Art Museum following your day of turkey and pumpkin pie. These two action-packed days of free admission will include family–friendly movies, exciting artmaking, gallery explorations, and more fun and surprises.



NOV. 25-DEC. 23, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $35; Children $10

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

Celebrate Christmas and the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail at Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper each weekend through Dec. 23. Enjoy a dinner and performance with cowboy Christmas music and old favorites. Take the family on a horse-drawn wagon ride around the property and cozy up next to the fireplace in the Opera House.



NOV. 25, 2017

Time: 7:05 p.m. Admission: $9-$34

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

Join the Wichita Thunder as they take on the Quad City Mallards for Marvel Super Hero Night at INTRUST Bank Arena. Bring the family and get the chance to take photos with special guest, Thor.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!



NOV. 25, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. Admission: $20 advance; $25 day of show

Location: The Cotillion Ballroom, 11120 W. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67209

Since the tragic death of Michael Jackson, Danny Dash Andrews has gained respect, captivating audiences and capturing imaginations with his outstanding Michael Jackson performances. Andrews has quickly became one of Americas top requested Michael Jackson impersonators. Recently Andrews has toured in Washington, Missouri, Oklahoma, Chicago, North Carolina, New York, California, and Texas. Andrews has touched the hearts of millions with his incomparable illusion of Michael Jackson. Andrews rendition of Michael Jackson is unbelievably electrify and phenomenally thrilling. Andrews Michael Jackson Live Tribute performance will keep you at the edge of your seat and will keep you wanting more. His incredible talent matched with his seemingly effortless moves which mirror those of the King of Pop will leave you with an amazing show like no other.


NOV. 25, 2017

Time: 4:05 p.m. Admission: $9-$34

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

End your Thanksgiving weekend at INTRUST Bank Arena for the Wichita Thunder hockey game versus Kalamazoo.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!


Go to Visit Wichita website for a complete list of Wichita events.

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