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 changes every year and many times during the Christmas season
as new displays go up.
Topeka Christmas Light Tour is updated for 2018.
Special thanks go to
my support team (Dean, Lyle, Mary and Linda) who have navigated, drove,
and otherwise assisted in the Topeka Christmas Display tour in various
combinations for ten years. It is good having native guides and they make
scouting the tour much more fun.
Topeka Kansas Christmas Light Displays
This Snowy Holiday
Display on North Kansas Avenue was new to the tour in 2013. This display
seems to be all about winter, with icicles, white trees and many snowmen.
Only one of the snowmen are lighted, but the others show up in the street
light from Kansas Avenue. There is another nice display nearby.
if you know more about this holiday display.
North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66608
Road Christmas Displays
At one time, three homes in a row formed a major Christmas Light Displays
in the 3000 block of Staffordshire on the southwest side of Topeka. For
2014, it is mostly two, with part of one of the display stretching into
the next yard. 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
at 3032 is produced by Pam and Terry Fleck. Up through
SW Staffordshire Road, Topeka, Kansas 66614
For over 20 years, the
Kenny and Virginia Kingman Christmas Display
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
Court Christmas Display
We discovered the Burnett Court Christmas Display on our way to investigate
the Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights. We were seeing it from the back, but
there was even an impressive display from this side. While it may not be
obvious in this photo, there are an amazing number of decorations packed
into a fairly small space. This is new to the tour in 2017.
if you know more about this holiday display.
SW Burnett Court, Topeka, Kansas 66614
Family Christmas Display
We stumbled across the
Family Christmas Display while revisiting nearby displays in 2011.
They have a large lot at the end of a block and have displays on two streets
(some years on three). The display includes many flood lit cut out cartoonish
figures which are worth seeing in daylight. The cut outs don't show as
well in this image but it is quite impressive.
up, but unlit on December 2, 2018.
NW Harrison, 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
partly up as of December 2, 2018.
If you can tell us
more about this display, please email.
SW Skyline Pkwy, Topeka, Kansas 66614
This large Stang
Family Nativity display at the corner of Eugene & Grant was handmade
and painted by family members Joyce and Dennis Kroll and Tanner Kuhn. We
have never seen its like before. It was discovered while verifying other
light displays and was new to the Topeka tour in 2013 when this photo was
taken. It is much the same in 2017.
if you know more about this Christmas display.
NW Eugene Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608
We discovered the Pittenger Christmas Display on our way to view another
display in the neighborhood. Actually we had seen it the year before, but
the presence of a bright street light in front of the home makes it hard
to get good photos. Trudy Pittenger loves Christmas decorations and her
husband, Phillip, has given her a new major decoration each of the past
20 years. I particularly like the figures of Santa and a reindeer on the
porch of the playhouse
3110 SE Indiana Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605
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. The
2018 theme is a International Celebration and it will be
up until January 5, 2019.
and a longer review.
Greenwood & SW Woodlawn, Topeka, KS 66606
Many of the homes in the
Subdivision use the same white light roping that you see here. In some
blocks, nearly every home has the white lights and it provides very attractive
panoramas. This listing is for much of the subdivision north of the intersection
of 45th and California Avenues. The Evans' family home at 4300 SE Michigan
Avenue has a light program from 6-10PM and broadcasts music on 88.7FM.
4211 SE Wisconsin Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605
Avenue Christmas Displays Up
Seabrook Avenue has several attractive, modest sized light displays
on the east side of the street, but the display which sets this apart is
on the opposite side of the street. The 1733 Seabrook display has a large
Love & Apple Sauce sign in lights and is done by Danny and
& 1746 SW Seabrook Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66604
Family Christmas Display Up
William & Elaine Powell repeatedly won prizes for their Christmas
displays in the 1990s and 2000s. The Powells' Christmas display has been
much smaller in recent years, but it is still very attractive and nicely
done. Our facorite part in 2018 is a carousel. From SE 29th Street, turn
north on Aquarius. Leo is on the right.
SE Leo Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605
Lampoon Christmas Up
The National Lampoon
Christmas Vacation display has several elements from the movie, including
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) dangling from a ladder which has fallen back
from the house, Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) holding a hose, and the fried
cat under the chair. Russ & Laney Barkhurst started this theme in 2017
and expanded it when it was well received. They already have plans for
more in 2019.
SW Moundview Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66604
Road Christmas Display
After not being up
when we checked in 2017, the Croco Road Christmas Display is back
up in 2018. 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 Display Up
In 2007, the Goodrich Family Christmas Display was a regional winner
in Topeka's Holiday Lights Contest. Rob and Jennifer Goodrich moved to
Topeka from California and many of these decorations came with them from
previous displays. I particularly like the lights on the roof as seen from
29th Street. The display is a litle smaller in 2018, than previous years.
SW Lincolnshire Court, Topeka, Kansas 66614
Holiday Light Show Confirmed
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 syncronized to music on 107.3 FM.
2018 program starts at 6PM and turns off at 10PM Sunday - Thursday (11PM
on Friday and Saturday).
SE 30th Terrace, Topeka, Kansas 66605
Chase Road Christmas Displays
There is a block of
nice Christmas light displays along Cannock Chase Road leading north
from 29th Street. Three of them in particular really stand out, including
the one above which is one of the first homes you see on the left side
at 2819 SW Cannock Chase Road. 7100 SW Cannock
Cannock Chase, Topeka, Kansas 66614
Wonderland XX Up for
2018 is the 21st year
for Winter Wonderland, a fundraiser for TARC. Located in the
Lake Shawnee Campground, Winter Wonderland XX runs from 6 - 10 PM
each night from November 21 until December 31, 2018. Admission is
$10 per car, $20 for Commercial vehicles or small buses, $30 for buses.
and a longer review of Winter Wonderland.
East Edge Road, Topeka, Kansas 66605
This route takes you by all of the Topeka Christmas Displays in the
same order that they
are listed above. The entire route is 33 miles and takes nearly an
hour & 40 minutes to drive,
without the time spent at the displays. Or break the tour into North
and South Topeka
Christmas light tours on different nights.
Displays A, B, C, D & E
Displays F, G, H, I, J, K & L
Displays M, N, O, P, Q & R
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