The holidays are filled with so much joy. Wintertime means great food, time with friends and family, and, of course, Christmas lights in Wichita. Of course, Kansas is a beautiful state already, but something about those twinkling colors of Christmas decorations just makes the Sunflower State even more charming. If you aren’t traveling out of state this holiday season, why not visit the amazing Illuminations at the Botanica Gardens? This Wichita garden is amazing at any time of year: add in millions of sparkling lights and it’s quite magical! This definitely belongs on your winter in Kansas bucket list.

It might be busy when you visit, but it’s all worth the wonder and beauty of these lights. For more information or to buy tickets online, check out the Illuminations at the Botanic Gardens section of the Wichita Gardens website.


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What is winter in Kansas like?  

Winters in Kansas tend to be mild, most of the time, but sometimes things can get a little crazy. Usually, they’re cold, dry, and cloudy; sometimes, we’ll get an ice storm or a blizzard, but these kinds of events aren’t super common. Lows during the coldest parts of winter tend to stick around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, sometimes – albeit rarely – colder during unusual or outstanding events. The coldest month of the year, during which you can usually expect to see the most snow, is the month of January. Winter in Kansas tends to span from the beginning of November until the end of February; luckily for Kansans, this state also experiences all four seasons, so it doesn’t last terribly long – especially when spring comes next! 

What kind of holiday events in Kansas can I find?  

Kansas is one of those states who takes its Christmas and holiday events very seriously. Almost everywhere you turn, you’ll find towns and cities celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in the best ways. Each city, town, and neighborhood tend to have its own traditions; overall, Kansas is a lovely place to be during the holidays. Some of our favorite annual holiday events in Kansas include the Holiday Traditions on the Prairie event in Leawood, the Lake Quivira Holiday Bazaar in, well, Lake Quivira, and more. Of course, you’ll want to check the website for whatever town it is you either live in or plan to visit, as each one is likely to have its own traditions and events to check out.   

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