Here's What's Happening This Weekend In Wichita

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Photo of Design, Build, Fly - Courtesy of Exploration Place


It's the first weekend of December.  The final month of 2017.  This year has gone so fast!  Here's some cool things you can check out this weekend in Wichita.  You can also check out the Visit Wichita website for more things to do in Doo-Dah this weekend. 

CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC. 31, 2017

Time: Times vary Admission: Free

Location: : Locations vary

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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.

 

ILLUMINATIONS

THROUGH 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

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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.


THE ARC'S LIGHTS

THROUGH 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.


KENNY ROGERS "THE GAMBLER'S LAST DEAL"

DEC. 1, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $42-$86

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

Kenny Rogers’ annual holiday tradition of performing Christmas & Hits shows in the U.S. will return by popular demand this December as part of the Grammy Award Winner’s ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ Final World Tour.


HOLIDAYS IN OLD TOWN

DEC. 2, 2017

Time: Noon Admission: Free

Location: Old Town, Wichita

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Join in on the Christmas cheer in Old Town on Saturdays Dec. 2-16. With decorations, live music, Santa and more, Old Town will be a family-friendly holiday destination this season.

 

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!

DEC. 2-3, 2017

Time: Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. Admission: $25-$70

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

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Prepare to be amazed as this new production combines the magic of Cirque du Soleil with the whimsical sounds of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss out on acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and some of the strongest men and women you’ll ever see in this holiday spectacular.

 

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS PRESENTS: DESIGN BUILD FLY

OPENS DEC. 2, 2017

Time: Mondays-Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays Noon-5 p.m. Admission: Members $9.50-$12.50

Location: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203

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Experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit at Exploration Place offering a 5,100 square-foot aviation gallery with dozens of hands-on activities. Design your own airplane seat, test landing gear and learn from local industry greats about how planes are made right here in the Air Capital. Design Build Fly is a unique exhibit only available in Wichita.


WICHITA THUNDER VS. KALAMAZOO WINGS

DEC. 2, 2017

Time: 7:05 p.m. Admission: $13-$35

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

Come and see the 1st Place Wichita Thunder against Kalamazoo in East Coast Hockey League action.  It's also Teddy Bear Toss Night.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE!


SESAME STREET LIVE!

DEC. 3, 2017

Time: 2 & 6 p.m. Admission: $15-$60

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

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The inaugural production under Feld Entertainment’s new partnership with the non-profit educational organization, Sesame Workshop features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. From the moment the curtain rises, parents and children alike will be on their feet dancing along to a pop-infused soundtrack with new Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb.


 


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