Illuminations 2017 at Botanica

Illuminations Christmas Light Display  at Botanica ~ 701 N. Amidon, Wichita, Ks 

November 24th – December 31st 2017.  Illuminations is open seven days a week (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)  5:30pm-8:30pm

Tickets prices are: $10 adults, $7 members, $7 children

 With more than one million lights, Botanica invites the community to tour themed gardens, hear live music and visit with Santa.

Illuminations transforms each garden area into a different themed holiday display or uniquely lit botanical setting. Every night, Santa visits and takes pictures with the children, and be sure and visit the Candy Cane Lane!

The Children’s Garden brings smiles to young and old with lit monster trees, fairy lights in the musical maze and fun holiday creatures lighting up every corner. Live carolers and music groups will be on hand to entertain everyone.

Hot chocolate, s’mores, dinner and more are sold throughout the gardens and, on the weekends, an adult hot toddy bar is available as well.

Along with your favorite holiday traditions, don’t forget to check the latest additions at Illuminations!

Watch the Main Meadow show and the beautiful Butterfly Garden is being overtaken with large and small butterflies.

Make sure you checkout the new strobe tree in the Children’s Garden Meadow, and stop by the funky tree to play a game of I-spy!

Last but not least, find Botanica’s Elf on the Shelf, Eddie, as he travels through the gardens to a new location each night, overseeing this unique holiday experience only at Botanica!

Photo Credit – Rick McPherson


During Illuminations, additional parking and shuttle service will be available to make your arrival and departure as convenient as possible. Park in the south parking lot across from the Wichita Art Museum on Museum Blvd where shuttles will pick up passengers. Shuttles begin at 5:30pm and will make final pick ups from Botanica’s south gate at 9:15pm. The shuttle will be running every night! Botanica will also be offering another parking option located just west of Cowtown at the south gate and comfortably within walking distance.

New Year’s Fireworks

Join us for our New Year’s Celebration and last night of Illuminations. December 31st the fireworks will go off at 8pm.

 General admission

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“Illuminations” at Botanica *November 27th – December 31st ( excluding Dec. 24 and 25 )

Illuminations at Botanica

Botanica 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203

November 27th – December 31st 2015 (except Thursday Dec 24th 2015 & Friday December 25th 2015) 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ticket Prices for Illuminations: Adult $8.00 – Youth $6.00

Photo Credit – Botanica Gardens
Photo Credit – Botanica Gardens

 With more than 1 million lights, Botanica transforms their gardens into a wonderful Winter Wonderland!  They also have themed light displays throughout the gardens.

Photo Credit – Botanica Gardens
Photo Credit – Botanica Gardens

During Illuminations, additional parking and shuttle service will be available.  Park in the south parking lot across from the Wichita Art Museum on Museum Blvd. where shuttles will pick up passengers every 10 minutes. Shuttles begin at 5:30 p.m. and will make final pick ups from Botanica’s south gate at 8:15.

Graphic Credit – Botanica Gardens

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Fathers Day Events in Wichita, Ks

Fathers Day is Sunday, June 21st and there are lots of ways to celebrate in Wichita! Take your Dad to one (or more) of these fun events!

Botanica is having a Father’s Day Kite Festival – Sunday June 21st, 11 am – 4 pm.  Carnival rides, Food trucks, kites for sale by Wings of the Wind, and much more!  Dad’s get in free, everyone else is $5.

Exploration Place will have a Special Father’s Day Weekend Discount, Saturday June 20th & Sunday June 21st for the new Dome film “The Last Reef”.  Dads get free dome admission with one paid dome admission.

The Sedgwick County Zoo is having a Father’s Day Car Show – Sunday June 21st, 8:30 am – 4 pm.  There will be Classic Cars, Antique Autos and Vintage Hot Rods!  Dads are admitted free to this event when accompanied by a paying child.  **Visit the Sedgwick County Zoo’s website for more information about registering your Car. 

The Museum of World Treasures is having a Father’s Day Special – Sunday June 21st, Noon – 5 pm.  All dads will get in free with a paid youth or adult child admission. Bring the family to learn about pre-historic dinosaurs, medieval knights, or world war battlefields.

Illuminations at Botanica – Wichita, Ks *Starting November 28th

Photo courtesy of Botanica
Photo courtesy of Botanica

Visit Illuminations for a family-friendly event that showcases Botanica’s 17 acres of beautiful Gardens in a wonderful lighted setting!  This year “Illuminations” is getting a festive facelift!  More than 5,000 LED luminaries will line the garden pathways with more than 120 trees expertly lit, and many of Botanica’s structures will be lit with twinkling white lights.

IMG_0279Enjoy a walk through the Gardens with the sound of electric trains traveling thru the pine trees, and the magic of the flocked forest at Candy Cane Lane.  Enjoy some hot cocoa and cider while listening to live musical groups!

Botanica Gardens | 701 Amidon St | Wichita, KS 67203

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