b'Holiday Family Pet Photos by Riverside PhotographySantas House at Naftzger ParkDowntown Wichita partnered with Hutton and Star Lumber to build Santa Claus a house for his headquarters right here in Wichita! Local artist Heather Byers transformed the structure into a cozy, winter-themed home that made the perfect backdrop for holiday photos. It was designed to create an environment where imaginations come alive for both children and adults. Santas House was located at Naftzger Park, making it a holiday destination. Downtown Wichita partnered with the Kansas Humane Society to host a Holiday Family Pet Photo fundraiser at Naftzger Park. Families brought their furry friends to pose in front of Santas House and received a digital copy or print of their photo from local photographer Riverside Photography. Attendees enjoyed sweet treats after their photoshoots. All proceeds benefited the pets at the Kansas Humane Society.Douglas Avenue BannersDuring the holiday season, new holiday banners designed by fourth-grade students from USD 259 were displayed along Douglas Avenue. Over 100 students participated by creating unique artwork along the theme of "Hometown Holiday." Twenty-three student designs were selected and printed on banners that were displayed along Douglas from the Arkansas River to Topeka Street. Seven of the designs were also featured in the Downtown Wichita and Greater Wichita Partnership office storefront in conjunction with the banners.Santa\'s House designed by Heather Byers Holiday banner26'