Top Places To Visit Christmas Lights In Topeka

Justin Armbruster
Published on November 24, 2020

Top Places To Visit Christmas Lights In Topeka

Christmas is right around the corner and in order to properly get into the spirit, checking out your local light show is a must! Some of these shows have been going on for years and just keep getting better and better. This is your one stop shop for all things Christmas lights in Topeka. If you’ve been to any of these places then you know the pictures will never do them justice! This list is by no means in any order of preference!

If you know of a place not listed, contact Justin Armbruster at [email protected]! We want to add all of the unique places to visit Christmas lights in Topeka!


1. TARC’s Winter Wonderland

This 2 mile holiday light display is TARC’s largest fundraiser. It opens the Wednesday before Thanksgiving each year and closes on December 31. They are open every night (including the holidays) from 6 to 10 pm with a suggested donation of $10 per vehicle or $20 per bus. As you’re riding throughout the display be sure to tune into their Christmas radio station to really get into the spirit! Bonus points if you can count up all of the reindeer you see throughout the show! Take a guess before you start and the closest guess in your car wins! How many reindeer are there you ask? No one actually knows but it’s a fun game to play with your family. This display needs to be added to the top of your list and shouldn’t be missed! Check out this interview with WIBW to hear more about this incredible display!

TARC’s Winter Wonderland


2. Cortez Holiday Light Show

I could go on and on about how awesome the Cortez Holiday Light Show is but I feel your time is better spent watching this promo video! If this doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will! If you’re wanting to get into the Christmas Spirit, head on over to the Cortez Holiday Light Show. Their shows are on Sunday-Thursday from 6PM to 10PM or on Friday and Saturday from 6 PM to 11PM. Check out their interview with KSNT from 2018 to get an inside look behind the operation. Top of the line show for Christmas Lights in Topeka!

Cortez Holiday Light Show

  • 3919 SE 30th Topeka, KS 66605
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3. Zoo Lights

The Topeka Zoo is excited to debut their brand-new holiday event, Zoo Lights! Beginning November 27th, you can walk throughout the zoo and enjoy lights, dazzling displays, festive activities, and of course… Santa! Ticket prices will be $6 for kids and $8 for adults. Over 30 evenings from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, with Fridays, Saturdays and the week of Dec. 20th being open an extra hour from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. All proceeds will benefit FOTZ (Friends Of The Zoo), a non-profit organization that supports the Topeka Zoo through guest experiences, animal care, conservation efforts, and educational programs and camps. What a great addition to the Christmas Lights in Topeka!

Zoo Lights


4. Cannock Chase Road

Down on 29th street just past Urish RD is Cannock Chase RD! Just because they don’t advertise as a formal “show” doesn’t mean this isn’t one of the best place to see Christmas lights in the city. When all of the neighbors come together and put up their personal Christmas lights, they might as well advertise like a show. This neighborhood is one of the best in Topeka and is definitely worthy of a trip to see. Several homes along Cannock Chase have even had finalists in the Topeka Chamber of Commerces annual Christmas Light competition!

Cannock Chase RD


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5. Potwin Place Neighborhood

The Potwin Place Neighborhood is one of the most popular places to visit Christmas lights in Topeka. The national historic district has blocks of decorated, beautiful old homes, plus theme displays on the small roundabouts at each intersection. Each year the Potwin neighborhood has a new theme that all of the houses follow, last year it was holiday TV classics. Each roundabout in the neighborhood featured an iconic Christmas character such as Rudolph, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, and even the leg lamp from A Christmas Story made an appearance. No doubt this is a must visit!

Potwin Place Neighborhood


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About the Author:

The above article Top Places To Visit Christmas Lights In Topeka was written by Justin Armbruster of the Armbruster Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, local leaders in Topeka Real Estate, Marketing, and Social Media. You can contact the Armbruster Team at (785) 260-4384 or through this form. They have helped hundreds of people buy and sell homes in the Topeka area for years, and would love the opportunity to help you as well.

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