Holiday Events and Drives around NE Kansas 2023

Published: Nov. 12, 2023 at 5:53 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - With Thanksgiving in the rear-view and Christmas just around the corner many organizations around the Sunflower State have planned events and drives to bring communities together.


Friday, Nov. 17 - Saturday, Dec. 305 to 9 p.m.Zoo LightsTopeka Zoo, 635 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka
Tuesday, Nov. 287 p.m.Emporia’s 45th Annual Christmas Parade4th Ave. and Commercial St., Emporia
Thursday, Nov. 305:30 p.m.Fort Riley’s Annual Tree Lighting CeremonyWare Parade Field, 500 Huebner Rd., Fort Riley
Friday, Dec. 16 to 9 p.m.SLI Festival of Trees SoireeFairlawn Plaza, 2114 SW Chelsea Dr., Topeka
Friday, Dec. 17:30 to 9 p.m.Washburn University Department of Music and Theatre Piano & Organ Society Holiday RecitalCarole Chapel on the Washburn University campus, 1840 SW Jewell Ave., Topeka
Friday, Dec. 1 - Wednesday, Dec. 20Business hoursDowntown Topeka Window Decorating ContestDowntown Topeka Inc., 719 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 100, Topeka
Saturday, Dec. 29 a.m. to 3 p.m.Holiday Craft Show at Great Overland StationGreat Overland Station, 200 NW Railroad St., Topeka
Saturday, Dec. 212 to 8 p.m. The Bells of St. MarysDowntown St. Marys
Saturday, Dec. 26 to 8 p.m.Miracle on Kansas Avenue ParadeDowntown Topeka, Kansas Ave., Topeka
Sunday, Dec. 32 p.m.Abilene Municipal Band Holiday ConcertVisitors Center Auditorium at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, 200 SE 4th St., Abilene
Sunday, Dec. 35:30 to 7 p.m.First United Methodist Christmas LuminariesJunction of Highway 73 and K-20, Horton
Wednesday, Dec. 67:30 p.m.A Christmas Carol at McCain AuditoriumMcCain Auditorium, 1501 Goldstein Cir., Manhattan
Saturday, Dec. 97:30 to 10:30 a.m.Red Stocking BreakfastThe Pennant, 915 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka
Saturday, Dec. 99 a.m. to 2 p.m.Children’s Shopping Spree at Garfield Community CenterGarfield Community Center, 1600 N. Quincy St., Topeka
Saturday, Dec. 99:30 a.m.McFarland Christmas CelebrationMcFarland Senior Center and Main St. McFarland, 503 Main St., McFarland
Saturday, Dec. 96 p.m.McCain Holiday Gala and Auction1501 Goldstein Cir., Manhattan
Tuesday, Dec. 127:30 p.m.Jim Brickman’s ‘Joyful Christmas’ at McCain Auditorium1501 Goldstein Cir., Manhattan
Saturday, Dec. 1610 a.m. to 2 p.m.Old Prairie Town ChristmasOld Prairie Town, 124 NW Fillmore St., Topeka


Oct. 16 - Nov. 28N/AMister Roger’s Neighborhood Sweater DriveKTWU - Washburn University campus, 19th and Jewell St., Topeka
Fire Station #5 - 720 SW 21st St., Topeka
Fire Station #7 - 1215 SW Oakley Ave., Topeka
Fire Station #8 - 2700 SW Fairlawn Rd. Topeka
Fire Station #9 - 2447 SE 29th St., Topeka
Fire Station #11 - 2000 NW Lower Silver Lake Rd., Topeka
Fire Station #12 - 2101 SW Urish Rd., Topeka
Soldier Township Fire Department - 600 NW 46th St., Soldier
Bonkers - 5 515 SW 21st St, Topeka
Kansas Children’s Discovery Center - 4400 SW 10th Ave., Topeka
Nov. 11 - Dec. 258 a.m. to 5 p.m.Cops and Kids Christmas DriveSt. Marys City Hall, 200 S. 7th St., St. Marys
Nov. 15 - Dec. 6N/A2023 Care CatalogTo benefit Westmoreland, St. George, Onaga, and St. Marys during the holidays:
Nov. 21 - Dec. 210 a.m. to 6 p.m.SLI Festival of TreesFairlawn Plaza, 2114 SW Chelsea Dr., Topeka
Nov. 26 - Dec. 188 a.m. to 5 p.m.Christmas Giving TreeEudora Police Department Lobby, 930 Main St., Eudora
Nov. 29 - Nov. 30Noon to 6 p.m.Dillards Hero Appreciation Days: 20% discount with valid military, police or firefighter identificationWestridge Mall, 1791 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka
Dec. 111:30 a.m.Annual PEO Topeka Chapter Domestic Violence FundraiserTopeka Country Club, 2700 SW Buchanan St., Topeka
Dec. 25 to 7 p.m.Christmas Coat Giveaway12th St. Community Center, 1002 W. 12th St., Junction City
Dec. 25:30 p.m.Christmas Tree and Wreath FundraiserAlamo Saloon in Old Abilene Town, 201 SE 5th St., Abilene
Dec. 2 - Dec. 39 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.CARES Coalition of Dickinson Co. Christmas Tree and Wreath FundraiserOld Abilene Town, 201 SE 5th St., Abilene
Dec. 97:30 to 10:30 a.m.Red Stocking Breakfast VolunteersThe Pennant, 915 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka Sign up for a shift at:

Pop-Up Bars

Nov. 3 - Dec. 31725 Mass725 Massachusetts St.,
Nov. 14 - Nov. 19Thanksgiving Dinner at Blackbird4025 SW 10th Ave.Available for dine-in or take-out by reservation only at 785-271-8188
Nov. 24 - Dec. 30Kingdom’s GreetingsArrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Dr., Kansas City, Mo.

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