'Tis the Season in Downtown

Experience holiday magic in the downtown district this year. Gaze upon the 20-foot tall tree in Old Town Square and visit the surrounding local shops to find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Visit Santa's House at Naftzger Park before attending one of many exciting seasonal events. Scroll below to find holiday adventures! 

Santa has arrived at Naftzger Park! 

Downtown 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 makes the perfect backdrop for holiday photos. 

Let your imagination come to life as you explore this colorful pop-up at Naftzger Park during the holiday season. Share your photos with Santa's House on social media using #DowntownWichita! Mark your calendars to check it out during Winter Wonderland/Mayor's Tree Lighting on Dec. 11. 

Featured Festivities

Free Movie: Elf
Naftzger Park • Dec. 18

Get into the holiday spirit by watching a free screening of Elf at Naftzger Park on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring the entire family to enjoy! Learn more.

Holiday Banners

Discover the new holiday banners along Douglas Avenue from the Arkansas River to Topeka Street! Each banner was created by a fourth-grade student from USD 259. The inspiration/theme for their artwork is "Hometown Holidays." Over 100 students participated and 23 designs were selected to be featured downtown. Watch the video and browse the gallery below to view the 23 winners! View all participant artwork.