Season of Lights


Throughout the months of November and December Wamego embraces this season of hope, giving and community harmony by celebrating with visits from Santa Claus, seasonal entertainment at the Columbian Theatre and more! Join us for the many activities that make this a wonderful time for family and also a season to comfort one another.

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” ― W.T. Ellis


2021 Season of Lights / December 12

Wamego City Park

  • Say Hi to Santa on the lawn. Get your picture in front of him.  Bring him a letter!
  • Enjoy the beautiful Holiday lights
  • Collect a candy stick elves
  • Live entertainment on the Museum Porch
  • Grab some food from The Grill to Go food truck
  • FREE hot chocolate and cookies from the Historial Museum

OZ Museum (Downtown) 5 - 7 pm

See one of the largest Wizard of OZ collections in the country

Historic Columbian Theatre (Downtown) 5 - 7 pm

Children's activities and goodies  

Iron Clad 

Come inside for a Free "make a Holiday" pillow kit to the first 100!

See the model train display - 1 - 7 pm

Wamego's 2021 Holiday Happenings Calendar

Wamego Christmas Bureau:
November 3 - December 8
Wamego Christmas Bureau for those who want to adopt or to be adopted. Applications available atWamego City Office, Wamego Library and all Wamego churches.
Community Care Ministries presents:
Trees with a Mission - Online Auction
November 13-19   •   Online Auction   •
Today is a great day to register for TREES WITH A MISSION online silent auction. Every Who in Who-ville is signing up and bidding on their favorite items. It’s simple, just visit our silent auction website: Check back often, items will be added every week!
Soups & Sweets:  
November 14   •   10 am to 1 pm   •   St. Bernard Parish
Drive thru pre-order by calling 785-456-7869.
Annual Pie Sale:
November 24   •   8 am until sold out   •   Wamego
Public Library
This yearly event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Pie Sale starts at 8 am and are for sale until they are gone. All pies are homemade. Prices are $10 for pumpkin and $15 for all others. Anyone that would like to donate a homemade pie should contact the library. For more information, contact or call 785-456-9181.
17th Annual Sylvester’s Holiday Light Show:
November 25 to January 2   •   Starting at dusk
Hwy 99 – South of Wamego
This holiday light show starts Thanksgiving weekend (weather permitting) and runs through January 2. Over 40,000 lights synchronized to music.
Head south on K99 toward Interstate 70 approximately 2.5 miles. The display is on the east side of the road, just look for the giant reindeer. There is a circle drive and parking (weather permitting) in the field directly adjacent to the drive.  
Community Thanksgiving Dinner:
November 25   •   Noon to 2 pm   •   St Luke’s Episcopal  
Open to all. We are offering a hybrid option, with take-out meals available from 11:30 am-12:30 pm and in-person dining from Noon-2 pm.
Take-out orders and deliveries to the homebound need to be placed in advance by Sunday, November 21. Leave a message with name, phone number and number of meals at 785-422-7080 or fill out the form at St Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 700 Lincoln Ave.
Christmas Lights Galore:
December 1   •   Throughout town and City Park
Children’s Winter Theatre Academy:
Annie, Jr.
December 3 - 4   •   7 pm   •   The Columbian Theatre
December 5   •   2 pm   •   The Columbian Theatre
Purchase tickets on-line at or call 785-456-2029.
The Feast of Carols:
December 6   •     WHS at Wamego HIgh
Middle school begins at 6:30 and high school begins at 7:45 pm. in the Wamego High School Auditorium.
It’s A Wonderful Life:
December 9 – 11    •   7:30 pm    •   The Columbian Theatre
December 16 – 18   •   7:30 pm    •   The Columbian Theatre
December 12 & 19   •   2 pm   •   The Columbian Theatre
Purchase tickets on-line at or call 785-456-2029
Chancel Choir Cantata:
December 12  •   11 am  •  United Methodist Church
Season of Lights:

December 12
Wamego City Park

Visit Santa, Carriage Rides, Hot Chocolate and Cookies in Historical Museum, LIve Entertainment

Library Holiday Open House  •   5 to 7pm  •   Wamego
Stop in and enjoy a winter obstacle course designed for family fun!  While you are here, take a look at the approved floor plans; construction starts in the Spring of 2022 The Library is located at 431 Lincoln Ave.
Model Train  •   1 to 7 pm   •   Iron Clad  
Children’s Holiday Craft  •   5 to 7 pm   •   Iron Clad  
Free children’s craft for the first 100 children.  Model train on display from Noon to 7 pm. Iron Clad is located at 427 Lincoln.  
Columbian Holiday Open House   •   5 to 7 pm   •   The  
Columbian Theatre
Photo opportunities.
OZ Museum Gift Shop Holiday Open House   •  
5 to 7 pm   •   OZ Museum
Photo Opportunities with the Wizard and Munchkin. OZsome Christmas presents available for purchase for friends, family, or your employees.
Holiday Paws Parade   •   5 pm   •   Wamego City Park
Bring your pet (dogs, cats, etc.) dressed up in holiday attire to parade in Wamego City Park. Registration starts at 4 pm at the Shelter House. Cost $10 per pet. Parade begins at 5 pm. Prizes awarded. All proceeds go to building the “Paws of OZ” Dog Park in Wamego.

Christmas Lights in Wamego

There are many wonderful Christmas lights throughout Wamego from Thanksgiving Day and then throughout the Christmas season.  Load up friends and family, grab a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate at Paramour Coffee Shop, Short Stop or Last Stop and cruise around Wamego and enjoy all that twinkles this season.

Discover our festive light displays:

Wamego City Park – One Block East of Downtown

Railroad Park – 4th & Lincoln

West Hwy 24 - 3/4 Mile West

East Hwy 24 - Intersection at Balderson Blvd. by Rec. Complex

Downtown Wamego 

Riverfront Park – South Lincoln Avenue

Season of Lights Sponsors

Thank you very much to our many 2021Season of Lights Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:

Bank of the Flint Hills

Bennington State Bank


Central Mechanical

City of Wamego

Dr. John McQuillen, DDS



Kaw Valley State Bank

Pottawatomie County Economic Development

Purple Wave

Riley Construction

Short Stop/Papa John's

Wamego Health Center


Supporting Sponsors:

Howie's Trash Service

Gary and Bunny McCloud

Reese & Novelly











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