It's the most wonderful time of the year to plan a trip to Topeka! With great events like the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tour, Wing Fling and WinterFest it's guaranteed you'll find a few new family traditions.
WinterFest has expanded to include MORE days to help you stay on Santa's nice list by getting your holiday shopping done in Downtown Topeka. While shopping for loved ones at our unique and fun shops, enjoy carriage rides, visits from Christmas characters and performances from the Kansas Ballet Academy. Winterfest dates are 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15.
With over 1 million dazzling holiday lights you can enjoy a scenic two-mile drive at Lake Shawnee Campground. Winter Wonderland will be open from November 21st from 6 -10 p.m. until December 31st!
The Mannheim Steamroller annual Christmas concert tour is coming to the Kansas Expocentre on 12/7/2018. The show features classic Christmas hits as well as a selection of Fresh Aire compositions from Mannheim Steamroller along with and multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry.
Wing Fling 2018 at Kansas Expocentre
Wing Fling is a one-day, indoor festival of hot wings, cold drinks, and friendly competition. Taking place inside the Expocentre's Exhibition Hall, local and national restaurants will compete for one of four titles: "Hot Wing King", "BBQ Wing King", "Twisted Wing King" - each chosen by a panel of judges - or "Wing Fling King", chosen by the event patrons as the People's Choice. Event is on 12/15. Tickets are on sale now!
Kansas Ballet Academy & Topeka Symphony Orchestra Present: The Nutcracker at Topeka Performing Arts Center
Kansas Ballet Academy and The Topeka Symphony Orchestra Present: THE NUTCRACKER. Two family-friendly shows, featuring guest artists from The Joffrey Ballet, Miguel Angel Blanco and April Daly, live musical accompaniment by Maestro Kyle Wiley Pickett & Topeka Symphony Orchestra, & the student dancers of Kansas Ballet Academy. Performance will frun from 12/15-12/16.
11/29-12/2 SLI Festival of Trees
12/28-12/29 Nitro Arenacross and Freestyle Nationals at Kansas Expocentre
Theatre & Music
11/23-12/23 Elf the Musical at Topeka Civic Theatre
11/30-12/9 Seasonal Allergies at Topeka Civic Theatre
12/1 Kaopectones at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar
12/5 Mike Zito at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar
12/7-12/16 Mr. Dickens Ghost at Topeka Civic Theatre
12/7-12/8 Markey Blue Ric Latina Project at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar
12/8 Big Band Christmas at Historic Jayhawk Theatre
12/12 Capitol Federal Holiday Concert: Christmas at the Movies with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra
12/14 Twas The PARTY Before Christmas!! at Historic Jayhawk Theatre
12/14 Groovement at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar
Museum & Attractions
ONGOING The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center
11/30-12/8 Holiday Happenings at Old Prairie Town
12/1 Santa Claws at the Topeka Zoo
12/10 Rio in the Backseat of an F-14 at Combat Air Museum
12/14 Museum After Hours: Mr. Polk's War at the Kansas Museum of History https://www.facebook.com/events/265233090863386/
11/30-12/1 Topeka Pilots vs. Springfield Jr. Blues
12/8-12/9 Topeka Pilots vs Shreveport Mudbugs
12/14-12/15 Topeka Pilots vs Amarillo Bulls
12/21-12/22 Topeka Pilots vs Springfield Jr. Blues
11/2-12/19 (Select Dates) Public Ice Skating at Kansas Expo Centre
11/30-12/2 Nativities & Noels
12/8 Great Writers Right Here Book Fair at Topeka Public Library