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Special Event: For the Family
Hall of Heroes
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 Unleash your superpowers and test your skills of gadgets and more. Investigate movie props, costumes, memorabilia and rare artifacts, including a full-scale "half" replica of the 1960s Batmobile. Hall of Hero...
Exploration Place
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 - Mon 1/1/18
Special Event: For the Family
Kansas in Miniature Holiday Show
This is a special narrative that focuses on 1950s holiday traditions and songs focusing on our heritage.
Exploration Place
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 - Sun 12/31/17
Special Event: Film
Let It Snow!
In the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium Saturday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Dec. 31 Enjoy this fun, family show featuring holiday images and sciences set to favorite songs from Frank Sinatra to the Muppets. Dome prices apply.
Exploration Place
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 - Sun 12/31/17
Special Event: For the Family
Spirit AeroSystems Presents: Design Build Fly
Spirit AeroSystems Presents: Design Build Fly All-New Aviation Exhibit Opens Saturday, Dec. 2 Soar into this completely renovated 5,100 square-foot aviation exhibit gallery and encounter dozens of hands-on activities that reveal what happens behind-the-...
Exploration Place
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 - Sat 3/31/18
Special Event: Community Event, For the Family
Journey to Bethlehem
Rose Hill Christian Church invites you to bundle up and travel back in time to Bethlehem on this 45-minute outdoor walking tour. You will witness firsthand the greatest story ever told! Travel the trail that Joseph and Mary may have taken on their way fr...
Rose Hill Christian Church
Rose Hill, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 6:30pm-9pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Holiday, Tour
The Arc's Lights
Drive through more than a million dazzling lights and dozens of displays, including the tunnel of lights. Opens nightly at 5:30 pm and runs from Thanksgiving thru Dec. 28. Get a photo with Santa for a $5 donation every Fri. – Sun. and on other special nig...
The Arc of Sedgwick County
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 5:30pm-10pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 5:30pm-9pm
Mon 12/18/17 - Thu 12/21/17 at 5:30pm-10pm
Fri 12/22/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 5:30pm-10pm
Sun 12/24/17 at 5:30pm-11:30pm
Special Event: Holiday, For the Family, Children
Breakfast With Santa!
Come and enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Radiant Church, crafts and special meet and greet with Santa Clause!
Towne West Square
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 10:30am-12pm
Special Event: Animals
Central Kansas Reptile Expo
Bring the family out to see some awesome animals! A large variety of reptiles, invertebrates, amphibians, supplies and more!! Get your new pet from the breeders themselves and get the opportunity to talk to the experts themselves.
Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites
Park City, KS

Sat 12/16/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 10am till 5pm, 10am till 4pm
Special Event: Children's Theatre
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now the classic, animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation feat...
University of Kansas – Lied Center for the Performing Arts
Lawrence, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 2pm
Special Event: Holiday, Community Event, For the Family
Holidays in Old Town
Celebrate the holidays in Old Town presented by Legacy-Bank! With decorations, live music, Santa and more, Old Town will be family-friendly holiday destination this season. Saturday, December 2: Visit Santa in the Square, live music, crafts and more! ...
Old Town Square
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 12pm-5pm
Special Event: Holiday, For the Family
Meet Santa
Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas. Located in the Main Lobby.
Exploration Place
Wichita, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 12pm-2pm
Special Event: Classical Dance
The Nutcracker
It's Christmas Eve and Clara is about to have the night of her dreams! Audiences of all ages will marvel at the magic and wonder of this spectacular, professional production accompanied by a live orchestra!
Topeka Performing Arts Center
Topeka, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 7pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 1pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting
Wing Fling
The 2017 Wing Fling sponsored in part by Huntington Bank, Kindred Communications, Republic Services and Sprint will feature all-you-can-eat wings with special sauces and dry rubs from a who's who of Tri State area restaurants, plus a wing eating contest sp...
Kansas Expocentre
Topeka, KS

Sat 12/16/17 at 2pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop
Winter Break Edventures
Winter Break Edventures Choose just one day or more or sign up for the whole break! Grades K - 5 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Take off with the new Design Build Fly exhibit. Use aviation tools and techinques – just like workers in the factories! Fix It Wednes...
Exploration Place
Wichita, KS

Mon 12/18/17 - Fri 12/22/17 at 9am-4pm
Wed 12/27/17 - Fri 12/29/17 at 9am-4pm
Special Event: Social Event
Barleycorn's Trivia Night
Come test your storehouse of useless knowledge and have some fun with your pals in a relaxed, cozy environment. Cash prize to the winner! Registration at 6:30PM, contest begins at 7PM and ends at 9PM. We also offer $1 off well drinks these nights.
Barleycorn's
Wichita, KS

Wed 12/20/17
Wed 12/27/17
Wed 1/3/18
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Children
Kansas Kids Preschool Class
It's science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Read a story, take part in dramatic play and hands-on science experiments. Plus experience a special activity in the exhibit...
Exploration Place
Wichita, KS

Wed 12/20/17 at 10:30am-11:30am
Fri 12/22/17 at 10:30am-11:30am
Wed 12/27/17 at 10:30am-11:30am
Fri 12/29/17 at 10:30am-11:30am
Special Event: Musical
Miracle on 34th Street
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson, the author of The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, tells us this classic story of the season. A white ...
Orpheum Theater
Wichita, KS

Thu 12/21/17 at 7pm
Special Event: Film
Miracle on 34th Street (70th Anniversary Screening)
Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas comedy-drama film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day ...
Orpheum Theater
Wichita, KS

Thu 12/21/17 at 7pm
Special Event: Holiday, Religious, For the Family
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service. Welcome the coming of the Christ Child. Everyone is Welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
Wichita, KS

Sun 12/24/17 at 7pm
Special Event: Holiday, Religious, For the Family
Christmas Eve Morning Worship
Christmas Eve Morning Worship Service at 11:00 am. An informal and casual morning worship service ideal for the family and the grandkids. Brunch at 10:00 am. Fellowship Time prior to the service at 11:00. Everyone is Welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
Fairmount United Church of Christ
Wichita, KS

Sun 12/24/17 at 11am
    

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