Kansas December 05, 2016
The Magical Road Trip Will Take You Through Kansas’s Most Charming Christmas Towns
You love Christmas and want to maximize you holiday festivities to the fullest… but how? If you have completed our
holiday bucket list and have shopped these 10 holiday markets, it is time to hop in the car and visit these eight charming Christmas towns via this epic road trip:
to a pre-charted Google Map that will guide you on the Christmas Towns Road Trip.
What better place to start our trip than the "Christmas City of the High Plains," which features a 35-foot tall tree, four blocks worth of decorations, and a number of other special festivities.
Välkommen to Little Sweden, USA: the town that hosts a number of unique events like a Julotta (an early Christmas morning church service), Sandzen Holiday Gift Show, and even Lucia Day (which features the crowning of the Lucia and refreshments).
With a number of stunning light displays (like Illuminations at Botanica, pictured), concerts, and tree festivals, there is truly no shortage of things to do in Wichita.
Is there anything quite as festive as riding in a horse-drawn carriage while the snow is softly falling overhead? We don't think so! (Emporia carriage rides run December 1, 8, 15, and 22 beginning at 4:30 pm each day.)
5. Overland Park
With iconic attractions like the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead (pictured), it is no wonder the OP is stop number 5 on this festive road trip!
When it comes to fun holiday events, Atchison has you covered with a number of dazzling parades, a gingerbread house contest, free carriage rides, and a slew of other family friendly activities.
Season of Lights (pictured), train rides, and free admission to the OZ Museum... oh my!
What better way to end our trip than by visiting Beloit, whose famed Chautauqua Isle of Lights has been enchanting the entire state since 1999?
For even more road trip fun, take
The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Kansas That’s Nothing Short Of Magical!