HOL­I­DAY EVENTS

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Dance

Metropoli­tan Bal­let’s “The

Nutcracker” A full-length, tra­di­tional pro­duc­tion of “The Nutcracker,” fea­tur­ing dancers from 6 years old to adults. The pro­duc­tion will also fea­ture two guest artists from New York – Sab­rina Yap and Pa­trick Mihm.7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2, Wi­chita Scot­tish Rite Cen­ter, 332 E. First Street. Tick­ets: $25-$75. www.metropoli­tan­bal­letwi­chita.com, 316-768-7180

THEATER

“Will Santa Drink Canada

Dry,” writ­ten by Tom Frye, through Dec. 30, Mosley Street Melo­drama, 234 N. Mosley. To see avail­able dates, visit www.mosleystreet.com or call 316-263-0222. Din­ner 6:15 p.m., show 7:50 p.m. Tues­day-Satur­day; din­ner 5:15 p.m., show 6:50 p.m. Sun­days; Satur­day

mati­nees lunch 12:15 p.m., show 1:50 p.m. $30 for din­ner and show “The Kyle and Monte Christ­mas Mu­si­cal 3,” com­edy mu­si­cal star­ring Monte Wheeler and Kyle Ve­spes­tad. Fri­day and Satur­day through Dec. 23. Check web­site for show­times. Roxy’s Down­town, 412½ E. Dou­glas; $20-$30 for show, 316-265-4400, www.rox­ys­down­town.com.

Prairie Pines Mys­tery Theatre: “Sher­lock Holmes and the Ad­ven­ture of the Miss­ing

Holly,” Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for cider and brows­ing in the Old Barn Christ­mas Shop, din­ner served start­ing at 6:40 p.m. $35.95 plus tax. www.prairiepine­s­play­house.com, 316-303-2037. A Drag Queen Christ­mas 8 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 6, Wi­chita Or­pheum Theatre, 200 N. Broad­way. Mur­ray and Peter present drag-queen con­tes­tants

Elf - The Mu­si­cal through Dec. 9, Salina Com­mu­nity Theatre, 303 E. Iron Ave. 785-8273033,

sali­nathe­atre.com Ms. Hol­i­daz­zle Mu­si­cal

Din­ner Theater Event 6 p.m., Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 for din­ner and show. Tick­ets are $30. Show-only mati­nee at 3 p.m. Nov. 18. Per­for­mances at Bethany Lutheran Church and School, 1000 W. 26th St. South. Tick­ets at www.emer­ald­c­i­ty­cho­rus.com. 316-773-9300. Wi­chita Chil­dren’s Theatre: The Run­away Snow­man noon Dec. 1; 10 a.m. Dec. 15. Mary Jane Teall Theatre at Cen­tury II, 225 W. Dou­glas Ave. Tick­ets: $8, avail­able at Wi­chita Tix at 3038100. www.wctdc.org.

ON­GO­ING EVENTS

Bradley Fair Car­riage Rides

Bradley Fair, Rock Rd. at 21st St. Free car­riage rides will be of­fered 1-7 p.m. ev­ery Sun­day af­ter­noon un­til Christ­mas. 316-630-9990

The Arc’s Lights, for­merly Lights on St. Paul, drive-through light dis­play with more than a mil­lion lights start­ing at Dou­glas and St. Paul, 5:30-9 p.m. through Dec. 28 (to 10 p.m. Fri­days and Satur­days and Dec. 19, 20 and 23, and un­til 11:30 p.m. Christ­mas Eve); $10 per-car­load ad­mis­sion re­quired Fri­days through Sun­days, free-will do­na­tions ac­cepted Mon­days through Thurs­days; www.thearc­s­lights.org, 316-9431191.

Il­lu­mi­na­tions, light dis­plays through­out the gar­dens of Botan­ica, mu­sic, nightly Santa ap­pear­ances, hot drinks and snacks for sale. 5:30-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 31 (ex­clud­ing Dec. 24-25), Botan­ica, 701 N. Ami­don. $10, $7 mem­bers, $7 ages 3-12, un­der 3 get in free. www.botan­ica.org, 316-2640448.

Po­lar Ex­press at OJ Wat­son

Park, fam­ily ac­tiv­ity geared to chil­dren 2 and up, read­ing of “Po­lar Ex­press,” crafts, minia­ture train ride to North Pole to see Santa and have s’mores and hot choco­late. $16. 37 ses­sions be­tween Nov. 23 and Dec. 23. Ses­sions sell out quickly. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.wi­chita .gov/parkan­drec or by call­ing the park at 316-529-9940.

Kansas in Minia­ture Hol­i­day

Show through Dec. 31, Ex­plo­ration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Pop­u­lar ex­hibit dec­o­rated for the hol­i­days. In­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion: $10.50 ages 12-64, $9 se­niors, $7 ages 3-11. www.ex­plo­ration.org, 316-6600620.

Hol­i­day Dome Show: “Let it

Snow” through Dec. 31, Ex­plo­ration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Fam­ily-friendly show with hol­i­day im­ages and scenes set to fa­vorite Christ­mas songs. $5, $4 se­niors, $3 ages 3-11, free ages 2 and un­der. Show­times posted at www.ex­plo­ration.org, 316-6600600.

Santa’s Won­der­land at Ca­bela’s fea­tur­ing Free pho­tos with

Santa10 a.m.-8 p.m., through Dec. 24, Ca­bela’s, 2427 N Green­wich Rd. Free. Free 4x6 stu­dio­qual­ity pho­tos with Santa and free fam­ily hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing crafts and games. Fea­tures in­clude rus­tic Christ­mas cabins, hol­i­day char­ac­ters and live elves set amongst a daz­zling back­drop of snow­cov­ered hills and il­lu­mi­nated Christ­mas trees. Guests can re­serve their free visit and photo with Santa us­ing the free Bass Pass sys­tem. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket De­pot lo­cated at the en­trance of Santa’s Won­der­land to pick up a time-stamped pass. 316-854-3130

Events

Elf In­ter­ac­tive Screen­ing 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30, Wi­chita Art Mu­seum, 1400 W. Mu­seum Blvd. $25 gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $15 for mem­bers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ages 21 and older only. Au­di­ence-par­tic­i­pa­tion event. The screen­ing room will be dec­o­rated in elf-in­spired hol­i­day re­galia. Cash bar. 316-268-4921, www.wi­chi­taart­mu­seum.org/ events

“Na­tional Lam­poon’s Christ­mas Va­ca­tion” 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1, Wi­chita Or­pheum Theatre, 200 N. Broad­way. Screen­ing of the 1989 movie star­ring Chevy Chase as Clark Gris­wold. $8.

www.wi­chi­taor­pheum.com, 316-263-0884

Com­mu­nity Art and Mu­sic Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1, First Church of the Brethren, 1103 N. Jef­fer­son. Free ad­mis­sion. Shop with lo­cal artists while lis­ten­ing to live mu­sic all day. Home­made lunch, break­fast, and baked goods avail­able for pur­chase, all while sup­port­ing lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion Fam­ily Prom­ise. 316-263-0274

Ho! Ho! Ho! Hol­i­day Shop­ping Expo 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1, Risen Sav­ior Lutheran Church, 6770 E 34th Street North. Free.From ar­ti­san baked goods to crafty Christ­mas gifts and clothes from Kansas ven­dors. Give­away draw­ings ev­ery hour. 316-683-5538

Spe­cial Sto­ry­time: Visit from

the Grinch 10:30-11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 1, Wa­ter­mark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Dou­glas. For chil­dren ages 4-8 with a sur­prise visit from the Grinch. 316-6821181,www.wa­ter­mark­books.com

4th An­nual Hol­i­day Mar­ket at WSU Tech 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1, WSU Tech Na­tional Cen­ter for Avi­a­tion Train­ing, 4004 N. Webb Road. Free ad­mis­sion. The Tech Stu­dent Cen­ter will be filled with unique ven­dors sell­ing ev­ery­thing from home­made jew­elry to home dé­cor. Raf­fle, food trucks. Come early for cof­fee. 316-677-9400.

Hol­i­day Mar­ket­place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1, Kidron Bethel Vil­lage, 3001 Ivy Drive, North New­ton. Shop from a wide va­ri­ety of crafts, jew­elry, baked goods. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the

Health Care Benev­o­lent Fund, as­sist­ing res­i­dents who are un­able to cover the full cost of their care. 316-284-2900

His­toric Hol­i­day Homes Tour 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1, McPher­son Opera House, 219 S. Main Street, McPher­son. $20. Tour three of McPher­son’s most prom­i­nent his­toric homes and the McPher­son Opera House Theatre -all dec­o­rated for the hol­i­day sea­son. Trol­ley rides avail­able to des­ti­na­tion homes. 620- 241-1952, www.mcpher­son op­er­a­house.tick­et­force.com

Hol­i­day Fun at the Cas­tle 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 2, The Cas­tle Inn River­side, 1155 N. River Blvd., Christ­mas car­ol­ers, hol­i­day ven­dors, warm spiced drinks and pam­per­ing ser­vices. $10, www.eventbrite.com.

Hol­i­day Open House at Wi­chita Art Mu­seum 2-4 p.m., Sun­day, Dec. 2 Wi­chita Art Mu­seum, 1400 W. Mu­seum Blvd. Free ad­mis­sion. Hol­i­day re­fresh­ments, live mu­sic, and a visit

with Santa Claus. 316-268-4921 wi­chi­taart­mu­seum.org/events

Hol­i­day Sip & Shop 1-4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2, Wylde­wood Cel­lars Win­ery, 951 W. 119th St. South, Peck. Fam­ily-friendly event. No en­try fee. Shop and sam­ple wines and hors d’oeu­vres, and more. 316-554-9463

Books Into Movies: The Man Who In­vented Christ­mas 5:307:30 p.m. Tue., Dec. 4, Wi­chita Pub­lic Li­brary Ad­vanced Learn­ing Li­brary, 711 W 2nd Street. Free. This re-imag­in­ing of Dick­ens’ clas­sic “A Christ­mas Carol.” Rated PG. 316-261-8500

Se­nior Wed­nes­day: Hol­i­day Brunch10-11 a.m., Wed­nes­day, Dec. 5, Wi­chita Art Mu­seum, 1400 W. Mu­seum Blvd. En­joy cof­fee, treats, and hol­i­day mu­sic. Draw­ings for door prizes. For adults 55 and older. 316-2684921, wi­chi­taart­mu­seum.org/ se­nior­wednes­day

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