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.  

Where we have received advance 2018 information, it has been noted on the individual listings, but the tours listed are from 2017. We will start visiting displays on Thanksgiving night and updating theses tours daily, but some displays will not even be up until the first week of December. If you go by some of the houses listed, we would appreciate an email telling us if it is up and if it is similar to previous years. We will spend over 100 hours visiting houses and updating this site between mid November and New Years.

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
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

Burnett Court Christmas Display
Burnett Court Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas 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 that 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.

Please email if you know more about this holiday display.

J. 4805 SW Burnett Court, 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 south of this one.

B. 1935 NW Polk Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights
Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights - Topeka, Kansas The attractive Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights display is new to the Christmas tour for 2017. It was pointed out last December by Trista Roberts, but we didn't have a chance to check it out until this year. They do a nice job of decorating the large corner lot. This is across the street from Skyline Park and Burnett's Mound.

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

K.3340 SW Skyline Pkwy, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Walker Family Christmas Display
Walker Family Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
We stumbled across the Walker 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 out don't show as well in this image but it is quite impressive.

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

C. 1434 NW Harrison, 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.

L. 2953 SE Virginia Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Stang Family Nativity
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 2017.

Please email if you know more about this Christmas display.

D. 1293 NW Eugene Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608 

Pittenger Christmas Display
Pittenger Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas. 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

M. 3110 SE Indiana Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Potwin Place        Must See!
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 2017 theme is a Potwin Comes a' Caroling by a Gabriella Adorino and it will be up From November 25, 2017 until January 5, 2018. More photos and a longer review.

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

Wagner Christmas Light Display
Wagner Christmas Light Display - Topeka, Kansas The Wagner Christmas Light Display is new to this tour in 2017. It was about 80% complete when this photo was taken, but should be complete by December 1. The completed display has 30-50,000 lights, including the 20' foot tall light tree. The neighboring homes have light displays including inflated Christmas dinosaurs in the yard across the street.

N. 3218 SE Keystone Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Seabrook Avenue Christmas Displays
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. Peace, Love & Applesauce was not up when we checked the display in 2016, but is up in 2017.

The 1733 display is by Danny and Shara Monhollon.

F. 1733 & 1746 SW Seabrook Ave, 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 Evans' family home at 4300 SE Michigan Avenue has a light program from 6-10PM and broadcasts music on 88.7FM.

O. 4211 SE Wisconsin Avenue, 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 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.

G. 2844 SW Lincolnshire Court, Topeka, Kansas 66614 

Powell Family Christmas Display
Bill and Elaine Powell Christmas light display - Topeka, Kansas William & Elaine Powell repeatedly won prizes for their Christmas displays in the 1990s and 2000s. 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 Halloween display.

P. 2326 SE Leo Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Cannock Chase Road Christmas Displays
Cannock Chase Road Christmas Displays - Topeka, Kansas
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.

H. 2819 SW Cannock Chase, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Cortez Holiday Light Show
Cortez Holiday Light Show - Topeka, Kansas 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 starts at 6PM and turns off at 10PM Sunday - Thursday (11PM on Friday and Saturday). The radio station is 102.3 FM. 

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

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. Up through January 7.

I. 3032 SW Staffordshire Road, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Winter Wonderland XX
Winter Wonderland XVI - Topeka, Kansas
2017 is the 20th 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 22 until December 31, 2017. Admission is $10 per car, $20 for Commercial vehicles or small buses, $30 for buses.

More photos and a longer review of Winter Wonderland.

R. 3435 SE East Edge 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 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
Displays L, M, N & O
Displays P, Q & R

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