There is A LOT to do in Topeka for the holidays and we've compiled a rundown of festive events to fill you with holiday spirit.

Miracle on Kansas Avenue

Miracle on Kansas AveEvery year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, downtown Topeka kicks off the holiday season with a fun-filled day of Small Business Saturday shopping and dining. The festivities continue into the evening starting with the 13th Annual Miracle on Kansas Ave Rescue Run 5K Run/Walk, followed by the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westar Energy at 5:30 p.m. The Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade kicks off at 6 p.m. and features “lighted” holiday-themed entries and the official arrival of Santa! After the parade, you can enjoy cocoa, cookies and carols hosted by the Topeka First Methodist Church at 6th and Topeka Blvd. ​​

WinterFest Topeka

Square Winterfest GraphicWinterFest stretches over 3 Saturdays to help you stay on Santa's nice list by getting your holiday shopping done in Downtown Topeka. While shopping for loved ones at our unique and fun shops, enjoy carriage rides, visits from Christmas characters, and performances.

 

 

TARC's Winter Wonderland 

Winter WonderlandWith over 1 million dazzling holiday lights you can enjoy a scenic two-mile drive at Lake Shawnee Campground. This fundraiser benefits TARC, a non-profit organization that provides service, support and advocacy to children, families and adults with developmental, intellectual and related disabilities. A suggested donation of $10 per vehicle will admit you to the lights at Winter Wonderland. Winter Wonderland will be open from November 21st from 6 -10 p.m. until December 31st!

Kansas Ballet Academy & Topeka Symphony Orchestra Present: The Nutcracker at Topeka Performing Arts Center 

Copy of DTN - HI - Kansas Ballet CompanyKansas Ballet Academy & Topeka Symphony Orchestra Present: THE NUTCRACKER. Two family-friendly shows, featuring guest artists from The Washington Ballet, Jorge O Sanchez and Ayano Kimura, live musical accompaniment by Maestro Kyle Wiley Pickett & Topeka Symphony Orchestra, & the student dancers of Kansas Ballet Academy.

 

 

Other Holiday Events

festival of trees

12/5-12/7

christmas story tct topeka civic theatre

11/29-12/22

noel the musical

11/29

nativities and noels

11/30-12/3

Seasonal Allergies TCT

11/30-12/9

mannheim steamroller

12/7

Christmas at the Movies

12/12

Copy of ice skating

SELECT DATES 11/2-12/19 

 

 

 

11/29   Ugly Christmas Sweater Creation at Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop

12/1   Topeka Christmas Village at Forest Park

12/4   Brews & Brushes - Christmas in the City with 39 West Gallery and Norsemen Brewing Company

12/7   First Friday Cookie Walk in Downtown Topeka

12/7-12/16  A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dicketns Jr at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy

12/8   A Big Band Christmas at Topeka Jayhawk Theatre

12/9   Ballet Midwest Presents The Nutcracker at Topeka Performing Arts Center

12/14   T'was the PARTY Before Christmas! at Jayhawk Theatre

12/15   Underground Holiday Concert at Serendipity

 

 

 

Miracle on Kansas AveEvery year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, downtown Topeka kicks off the holiday season with a fun-filled day of Small Business Saturday shopping and dining. The festivities continue into the evening starting with the 13th Annual Miracle on Kansas Ave Rescue Run 5K Run/Walk, followed by the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westar Energy at 5:30 p.m. The Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade kicks off at 6 p.m. and features “lighted” holiday-themed entries and the official arrival of Santa! After the parade, you can enjoy cocoa, cookies and carols hosted by the Topeka First Methodist Church at 6th and Topeka Blvd. ​​

The Chocolate Nutracker

 

 

 

 

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