Holiday Events

Merry Market
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with handmade treasures, crafts, personalized gifts, jewelry, purses and more at the Kansas Expocentre’s Agricultural Hall annually in November.

Winter Wonderland
View dazzling holiday light displays, featuring one million lights, while winding through a 2-mile scenic drive at Lake Shawnee. Event runs nightly starting late in November through December 31.

CASA Homes for the Holidays Tour
Tour homes elegantly decorated for the holidays by area designers and florists. Admission supports advocacy services for abused and neglected children. Enjoy the tour in November.

Miracle on Kansas Avenue
This annual favorite features the lighting of the community Christmas tree, followed by a lighted holiday-themed parade. Don’t miss out this Small Business Saturday finale. 

Annual SLI Festival of Trees 
Enjoy one-of-a-kind decorated holiday trees, homemade baked goods, entertainment, a craft boutique and more at the Kansas Expocentre the first weekend in December.

Enjoy this special holiday shopping experience in Downtown Topeka. Looking for the perfect holiday gift but want a special shopping experience, too? WinterFest is for you! 

Christmas Light Show 
Topeka Bible Church presents their annual Christmas Light Show. The Light Show combines Christmas lights, lighting effects, live musicians and vocalists to fill their auditorium with a concert-like Christmas experience. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy children's activities, free glow sticks, and complimentary refreshments. The light show, which began in 2007, has been the church's gift to the Topeka community, sharing the Christmas story in a unique way. For more information, visit Topeka Bible Church online at or call the office at 785.234.5545.  

Noon Year's Eve
Give your family a truly memorable experience at Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s famous Noon Year’s Eve! Ring in 2019 on Monday, December 31 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Hy-Vee, serious fun sensory play and the thrilling KCDC balloon drop at noon! Each child will receive a party kit and wonderful memories of their special new year celebration. It’s all the fun of New Year’s Eve, specially designed for young children.