Topeka Christmas Light Display Tour

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Topeka Christmas Light Displays - Topeka, Kansas
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. This tour was from last year - On November 29, 2016 we visited all of these homes and those which were not up have been marked. We will revisit those homes and check others on the week of December 13.

A map outlining a tour of all of these holiday displays is at the bottom of this page.

Special thanks go to my support team (Dean, Dottie, Lyle, Mary and Linda) who have navigated, drove, and otherwise assisted in the Topeka Christmas Display tour in various combinations for seven years. It is good having native guides and they make scouting the tour much more fun.

Topeka Kansas Christmas Light Displays
Snowy Holiday Display

Snowy Holiday Display - Topeka, Kansas

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.

Please email if you know more about this holiday display.

A.1719 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Cannock Chase Road Christmas Displays

Cannock Chase Road Christmas Displays - Topeka, Kansas
There is a block of nice Christmas light displays along Cannock Chase leading north from 29th Street. Two 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.

If you can tell me more about this Christmas light display, please email the details.

K. 2819 SW Cannock Chase, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Kingman Christmas Village

Kingman Christmas Village - Topeka, Kansas

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 north of this one.

B. 1935 NW Polk Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Staffordshire 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.

L. 3032 SW Staffordshire Road, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Walker Family Christmas Display
   Partially up on November 29, 2016
Walker Family Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
We stumbled across the Walker Family Christmas Display during our retracing of the 2010 tour. The original display includes many cut out cartoonish figures and all of the reindeer. The keeps it from showing well in this image but it is quite impressive.

If you can tell me more about this display, please email.

C. 1434 NW Harrison, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Mound view Drive Holiday Display

Moundview Drive Holiday Display - Topeka, Kansas

This display at the corner of 29th Street and Moundview Drive is a little small to be included on this tour, but the tour passes right past the home during a long stretch without other featured Christmas displays. It is quite attractive.

If you can tell us more about this Christmas light display, please email the details.

M. 2900 SW Moundview Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Stang Family Nativity
  Not up on November 29, 2016
Broadmoor Avenue Christmas Displasy.
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 2015.

D. 1293 NW Eugene Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608 

30th & Virginia Avenue Holiday Display

The intersection of 20th & Virginia Avenue has been the site of outstanding Christmas displays for many years. The house just north of this one has had spectacular displays in the past, but did not have one when checked the past 2 years. This home stepped up their game in 2011 and were added to the tour on its own. The display includes flashing lights coordinated with music. There is another nice Christmas display, which includes an Eiffel Tower, just two doors east at 1023 SE 30th Street.

N. 2953 SE Virginia Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Topeka Bible Church Light Show
Live performances December 9, 10, 11, 2016
Topeka Bible Church Annual Drive-In Christmas Light Show - Kansas The Topeka Bible Church Annual Drive-In Christmas Light Show tells the Christmas story with a sound and light show which is viewed from parked cars. On December 9, 10, 11, 2016 they will do performances every hour on the hour at 6, 7, 8 & 9PM with live musicians in the building's windows (see photo above). The 2010 show was the world premier of Kansas Christmas by Kerry Livgren of the rock band Kansas.

E. 1135 SW College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Southboro Christmas Subdivision

Southboro Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas

Many of the homes in the Southboro 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 home at 4300 SE Michigan Avenue has light program and broad casts music on 88.7FM.

O. 4211 SE Wisconsin Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Potwin Place        Must See!
  November 26, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Potwin Place Neighborhood Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
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 2016 theme is a To Christmas with Love and it will be up From November 26, 2016 until January 7, 2017. 

More photos and a longer review of Potwin Place.

F. SW Greenwood & SW Woodlawn, Topeka, KS 66606

Winter Wonderland XVIII 

Winter Wonderland XVI - Topeka, Kansas

2016 is the 19th year for Winter Wonderland, a fundraiser for TARC.  Located in the Lake Shawnee Campground, Winter Wonderland XIX runs from 6 - 10 PM each night from November 23 until December 31, 2016. Admission is $10 per car, $20 for Commercial vehicles or small buses, $30 for buses.

More photos and a longer review of Winter Wonderland at Lake Shawnee. 

P. 3435 SE East Edge Road, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Seabrook Avenue Christmas Displays
  Not up on November 29, 2016
Seabrook Avenue Christmas Displays - Topeka, Kansas
Seabrook Avenue has two interesting, modest light displays only a couple of houses apart, on opposite sides of the street. The 1733 Seabrook display has a large "Peace, Love & Apple Sauce" in white lights, while 1746 Seabrook has a attractive, classic Christmas light display.

The 1733 display is by Danny and Shara Monhollon.

G. 1733 & 1746 SW Seabrook Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Cortez Holiday Light Show
Cortez Holiday Light Show - Topeka, Kansas The Cortez Holiday Light Show was new to the Topeka Christmas Christmas Light Tour for 2015. Its creator, Louie Cortez, contacted us about inclusion in the tour and we were quite impressed. This is the nicest once of the nicest music and light shows which we have seen. There is a nice smaller display, just up the street.

Q. 3919 SE 30th Terrace, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Staniec Holiday Light Display
  Not up on November 29, 2016
Staniec Holiday Light Display - Topeka, Kansas
The Staniec Holiday Light Display was the Grand prize winner of the 2007 & 2012 Topeka Holiday Lighting Contests. Mindy and Eric Staniec's decorations include 15,000 lights, a large cross, and a train. One of our favorite features is the row of candy canes made from lights on the fence surrounding the backyard. This is the 6th year that the Staniec display has been on the Topeka Christmas Light Tour. The M&M characters are new to the display in 2014.

H. 4321 SW 19th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Powell Family Christmas Display

Bill and Elaine Powell Christmas light display - Topeka, Kansas William & Elaine Powell have repeatedly won prizes for their Christmas displays. The Powells' Christmas display has been smaller in recent years, but it is still very attractive. From SE 29th Street, turn north on Aquarius. Leo is on the right.

The Powells also do a large display for Halloween.

R. 2326 SE Leo Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Morningside Road Christmas Display
  Not up on November 29, 2016
Morningside Road Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
We stumbled across this display while driving the Topeka Christmas Light Tour to verify the displays for 2015. Although the house fronts on Morningside Road, this display is on 21st Street. The mix of strings of lights, spiral trees and inflatables doesn't seem to have a theme, but it does work together.

If you can tell us more about this Christmas light display, please email the details.

I. 2117 Southwest Morningside Road, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Jacobson Family Christmas Display

Jacobson Family Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
The Jacobson Family Christmas Display is spread over a large lot and I like the way that they merge the christmas decorations with the existing landscape elements, such as the way the deer are around the rocks on the right.. They have been doing a large display for several years, but 2012 was the first year it was included in the tour. The display continues to grow each year. There are other nice displays along this part of the tour route.

S. 2332 SE Oakwood Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Goodrich Family Christmas Display

Goodrich Family Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
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 less than two years ago, and many of these decorations came with them from previous displays. I particularly like the lights on the roof as seen from 29th Street. In 2014, they decorated a boat on a trailer and incorporated in the display at the right.

J. 2844 SW Lincolnshire Court, Topeka, Kansas 66614 

Croco Road Christmas Display

Croco Road Christmas light display - Topeka, Kansas
Many of the elements of this Croco Road Christmas Display by Byron & Sandy Glotzbach are impressive and this is a big display. It is a bit handicapped by being partially hidden by the Croco Road I-70 overpass and by trees along the road.

T. 2100 Southeast Croco Road, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Topeka Kansas Christmas Light Tour Map
This route takes you by all of the Topeka Christmas Displays in the same order that they
are listed above. The entire route is 35 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.
A, B, C & D
Displays E & F
G, H, I, J, K, L & M
Displays N, O, P & Q
R, S & T

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