Here are many of the Topeka,
Kansas Christmas light displays worth going out of your way to see. Click
on the photos for larger images or links to pages devoted to the displays.
The tours change every
year and several times during the Christmas season as new displays go up.
most recent update was December 22, 2022 and updates will be made several
times a week. Changes are made as the info becomes available.
us if you see errors, changes or have recommendations of displays
to be added.
Topeka Christmas Light
For over 20 years,
Kenny and Virginia Kingman Christmas Village has grown until
nearly 30,000 lights fill their large north Topeka yard. It takes most
of a month to set up the many cutout figures and buildings which populate
the fictional town of "Nowheresville." This is one of the most impressive
holiday displays that I have seen anywhere. Be sure drive around the alley
behind the house to see more of the decorations. There are nice smaller
displays in the two blocks south of this one.
NW Polk Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608
Chase Road Christmas Displays
There is a block of nice Christmas light displays along Cannock Chase
Road leading north from 29th Street. A couple of them particularly
stand out, including the one above which is on the ride side of the street,
where the numbers change and it curves west, at 7100 SW Cannock Chase Road.
This display isn't particularly large, but it is so effective and attractive.
if you know more about this holiday display.
Cannock Chase, Topeka, Kansas 66614
Street Christmas Display
This NW Polk Street Christmas Display was new to the tour in 2019.
We discovered it while visiting the Kingman Christmas Village above and
it is just a few doors north. Despite a modest sized front yard, the arrangement
makes effective use of the space and is quite inviting.
if you know more about this holiday display.
2021 NW Polk Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608
At one time, three homes in a row formed major Christmas Light Displays
in the 3000 block of Staffordshire Road
on the southwest side of Topeka. For 2019, it is mostly one, with part
of one of the display stretching into each of the next yards. There is
a lot to see. Either of these displays would be worthy of inclusion on
this holiday light tour on its own. The display is produced by Pam and
Terry Fleck. The display will start going up November
25 and be complete about December 4.
SW Staffordshire Road, Topeka, Kansas 66614
Family Holiday Display
The Roberts Family Holiday Display on North Kansas Avenue was started
by Donna Roberts around 1995 and has been part of this tour since 2013.
It was once just hand painted snowmen and Christmas trees that her sister
had painted. New generations of the family slowly add lights and carries
on this tradition for Donna who passed away 3 days before Christmas in
2016. This display is about winter, with icicles, white trees and many
snowmen. Up December 1 until New Years.
North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66608
Parkway Holiday Lights
The attractive Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights display ws new to
the Christmas tour in 2017. They do a nice job of decorating the
large corner lot. This is across the street from Skyline Park and Burnett's
Mound. Some years Santa makes an appearance at the Skyline Holiday Lights.
SW Skyline Pkwy, Topeka, Kansas 66614
The Potwin Place Neighborhood Christmas Display is the most visited
stop on our tour of Topeka holiday lights. The national historic district
has 6 blocks of well decorated, beautiful old homes, plus theme displays
on the small roundabouts at each intersection. Start the tour on Woodland,
from 4th Street and tune your radio to 96.9FM. The
2022 theme is The 12 Days of Christmas and it will be up
from November 26 until January 7, 2023. More
and a longer review.
Greenwood & SW Woodlawn, Topeka, KS 66606
The Evans Christmas
Lights run nightly from 6-9PM with a light program and music broadcast
on 88.7FM. Many of the homes in the surrounding
have large displays and some use white light roping to tie them together.
In some blocks, nearly every home has the white lights and it provides
very attractive panoramas. Southboro is north of the intersection of 45th
and California Avenues. Construction on California makes it hard to get
here in 2022.
4211 SE Wisconsin Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605
Family Christmas Program
The Peace Family Christmas Program was new to Topeka in 2019. They
moved here from Colorado, where they had a program set to music for 5 years.
There are many lights & elements to the show, spread over such a large
a lot. In 2022 there are more lights and the program feels more coordinated.
For the best view, come up the street from the south and watch from the
far side of the street. The music is broadcast on 99.9FM and the program
runs from 5:30-10PM Sunday - Thursday and 5:30-11PM on Friday & Saturday.
SW Westchester Road, Topeka, Kansas 66604
2022 is the 25th year for Winter Wonderland, a fundraiser for TARC.
Located in the Lake Shawnee Campground, Winter Wonderland XXI runs from
6 - 10 PM each night from November 23 until December
31, 2022. Admission is $10 per car, $20 for Commercial vehicles
or small buses, $30 for buses. There are other activities at Winter Wonderland
including a 5K run.
and a longer review of Winter Wonderland.
East Edge Road, Topeka, Kansas 66605
Zoo Lights is a brand new holiday light event at the Topeka
Zoo. Visitors walk through half of the zoo with 150 lighted trees,
200 light displays, a holiday village and Santa Claus. Timed tickets are
sold online and are $12-15 for adults or $9 for children. If you don't
have the time for a walk through, the part of display you can see through
the fence is still worth a look. More info about
Zoo Lights and how to purchase tickets.
November 19 - December
SW Gage Boulevard, Topeka, Kansas 66606
Holiday Light Show
The Cortez Holiday Light Show started in 2008 and has grown into
one of the nicest music and light shows which we have seen. The program
is synchronized to music on 102.5 FM. Since 2019 the home across the street
has been added to the show. The program runs from
6PM to 10PM Sunday - Thursday and 6PM to 11PM on Friday and Saturday).
Please be respectful of the neighbors. Runs November 12, 2022 - January
SE 30th Terrace, Topeka, Kansas 66605
The Washburn University Alumni invite you to come to the Topeka campus
for the Washburn Winter Walk to see and enjoy the lights from 5
- 10 PM daily from November 29, 2022 until February 6. The display seen
from the car in the first year wasn't really worth coming out of your way,
but they expanded to 71,000 lights in 2021. Even the first year, it was
a pleasant walk. Parking is available in the parking lot south of Bradbury
Thompson Alumni Center.
1701 SW Jewel Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66621
Road Christmas Display
The Croco Road Christmas Display hasn't been up every year, but
it is up in 2021. It is spread over more than an acre and many of the elements
of this large display by Byron & Sandy Glotzbach (including a
helicopter in the air with a spinning rotor) are impressive It is a bit
handicapped by being partially hidden by the Croco Road I-70 overpass and
by trees along the road.
Southeast Croco Road, Topeka, Kansas 66605
Family Christmas Lights
The Staniec Family Christmas Lights is new to our Topeka Christmas Display
Tour in 2022. The flashing lights are set to music broadcast on 102.5FM
and there is a different program every other night. There are two LED light
trees, the larger of which sings most of the program. Approach the house
from 21st because Eveningside continues only a couple of blocks to the
2124 SW Eveningside Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66614
Reedy Set Glow was added to the Topeka Christmas display tour in 2020.
The Christmas light show includes music broadcast on 89.1FM and singing
faces. The show includes about 18 songs and starts at 6PM each night. It
runs until 10PM Sunday - Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Starts December 1, 2022. Reedy Set Glow also does a music and light show
in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
SE Minnesota Avenue, Topeka, KS 66605
This route takes you by the Topeka
Christmas Displays in the same order that they
are listed above. The entire route is 37 miles and takes over an hour
& 24 minutes to drive,
without the time spent at the displays. Or break the tour into North,
West, and South Topeka
Christmas light tours on different nights.
A, B & C
Displays D, E & F
Displays G, H, I, J & K
L, M, N, O & P
Northwest Topeka Christmas Light Tour
Lane Christmas Display
The Dondee Lane Christmas Display is new to the Topeka Christmas
Light Tour in 2022. It was good finding this Christmas display after so
many older ones did not come back this year. The most unusual item in this
display is the inflated Santa in a snowman head hot air balloon at the
4211 NW Dondee Lane, Topeka, KS 66618
We love the large Roy and Beverly Blassingame Nativity, which is
just a couple of doors from the previous display. This is the 7th or 8th
year that this display has been up, but the display has expanded in 2022
and I particularly like the Magi on camel silhouettes that were added along
NW 33rd Terrace, Topeka, Kansas 66618
The North Pole is also new to the Topeka Tour in 2022. The
lights are spread over an enormous yard and are much more effective in
person than they are in this photo. The rope lighting continues around
the lot to the right. This the 12th year that the Anderson family has done
a display and the 4th year that the display has been this large. They call
it the North Pole because they are located so far north in Topeka.
NW 43rd Terrace, Topeka, KS
We didn't spot this 35th Street Nativity display in 2019, but it
doesn't stand out until you are pulling up Bent Tree Lane to 35th. This
is is so simple, but so effective. The spotlight on this nativity cut out
throws a large shadow on the side of the home, centered on a bright lighted
if you know more about this holiday display.
3221 NW 35th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66618
Far Northwest Topeka Christmas Light Map
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