Here is our company-curated list of Wichita, KS holiday events in 2022. Special thanks to our primary resource,

2022 Wichita, KS Holiday Events

November –

Joe Bonamassa – November 15, 2022 at The Orpheum
“Joe Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers. His enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World Magazine as “the world’s biggest blues guitarist,”” (

Arctic Adventure – November 4, 2022 – January 8, 2023 at Exploration Place
Bring the whole family to this fun and interactive experience. Enjoy the “Wonderland Walkway” or step into “Arctic Arcade virtual Yeti snowball fight.”
Have you ever gone ice skating? In your socks? Well you can at Exploration Place!

Wild Lights – September 30, 2022 – December 4, 2022 at Sedgwick County Zoo
Returning this fall with all new displays, Wild Lights will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. Roam the Zoo after dark, with your path illuminated by larger-than-life sculptures of all things WILD!

Illuminations – November 18, 2022 – December 31, 2022 at Botanica
Another really cool lighting event located at one of the best places in Wichita; Botanica. Come view the lights, ride the carousel, and have the kids bring letters to Santa to drop in the big letter box!

Mozart Requiem – November 19th at Century II Concert Hall
The Requiem constitutes some of Mozart’s final musical thoughts before his untimely death at the age of 35. It is one of the supreme masterpieces of the 18th century. This is a one-night-only event from the Wichita Symphony.

Wichita Turkey Trot – November 19th, 2022 at Century II
This event has 2-mile and 10-mile runs for 18+ and under-18. There is also a “Tiny Turkey Trot” 250-foot race for kids 6 and younger.
Enjoy this fun, healthy outdoor activity and support the Kansas Food Bank by simply participating!

Grand Harvest Thanksgiving Buffet – November 24th at Siena Tuscan Steakhouse in The Ambassador
Enjoy an amazing Thanksgiving Day buffet with a large or small group at the Siena Tuscan Steakhouse in the Ambassador Hotel.

Hyatt Thanksgiving Day Buffet – November 24th at Hyatt Regency Wichita
If you don’t feel like cooking and cleaning this year, the Hyatt Regency Wichita is offering another great Thanksgiving buffet option!

December –

Pancakes with Santa – Christmas Eve at Fulton Valley Farms in Toward, KS.
Lots of great family events in this perfect holiday setting. Close to Wichita, yet feels like a different time and place.

Paramount 80s Rock – New Years Eve at The Cotillion

Wichita State University VS East Carolina University – New Years Eve at WSU’s Charles Koch Arena

We hope you and your family find some events to share the holidays with. For more events and information go to


Article by Mike Gamache