13 Picture Perfect Christmas Towns In Kansas You'll Want To Visit
Christmas is just weeks away (eek!) and there’s a lot going on in Kansas to celebrate the holidays. The time for themed fun usually ends when the year does, so you have a limited amount of time to get all your celebrating in. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so don’t be afraid to go crazy with your road trips and sparkling lights. ‘Tis the season, right? These Christmas towns are the perfect destinations if you’re looking for a special day trip that fits the theme of the month!
One more stop on your Christmas in Kansas tour should be this small-town store that sells holiday cheer all year round.
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Best Christmas Towns in Kansas
What’s the best place to spend Christmas in Kansas?
Kansas is a state that sure does love its Christmas celebrations, and no matter where you go, you’re likely to find some truly memorable (and supremely magical) holiday delights. Communities and towns love to go all-out, decking way more than just the halls for the ultimate Christmas celebration. We recommend a night or two in WaKeeney, which is literally called the “Christmas City of the High Plains”. It’s home to the largest Christmas lights display and Christmas tree between Kansas City and Denver, and it all begins the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The entire town transforms into something of a wonderland, and decorations, lights, fun activities, and more are simply the perfect way to spend your holidays. To learn more about WaKeeney and its holiday splendor, check this article out! You might just fall in love with it in the same way we did!
What are some fun things to do at Christmas in Kansas?
It’s tough to know where to begin – that's how much fun Kansas is during Christmastime. If you end up in WaKeeney, make sure you attend the annual tree-lighting ceremony and do some shopping in the decked-out local shops. In Fort Scott, you can attend a delightful tour of the Fort Scott National Historic Site by candlelight; over 1,000 lanterns illuminate the chilly night air for an experience you’ll never forget. If you’re a fan of that candlelight tour, you’ll also love the Brown Mansion Candlelight Tour in Coffeyville. Chase County also loves doing Christmas in Kansas right, so make sure to check it out and take a look at the town’s events calendar for all the details on everything you can do. In Hutchinson, you can attend the Hyde Park Luminaria. Seriously, your options are only as limited as the distance you want to travel – Christmas in Kansas is truly a special time of year.