Manhattan Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights, Blue Earth Plaza Manhattan KS

Annual lighting celebration event hosted at Blue Earth Plaza 


Make a holiday promenade to Manhattan and the annual Festival of Lights celebration. 2017 marks the fifth blockbuster year for 
Manhattan Festival of Lights to launch the holiday season in Blue Earth Plaza, just a 5-minute walk from Manhattan Town Center. And oh, are the holidays ever special in The Little Apple. Just blocks from the vintage postcard, idyllic downtown area, visitors will find Blue Earth Plaza transformed to festive sights and sounds of the season.

November 24, 2017 lighting ceremony


The 7 p.m. lighting ceremony kicks off a full schedule of evening events, and the lights glow for five weeks in Blue Earth Plaza. The entire area is awash with holiday splendor right up until the New Year's holiday apple drop celebration Sunday, Dec. 31 in Aggieville.

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights events


November 24
7 p.m. Lighting festivities with Santa Claus
More details to follow as event draws near
Relaxing carriage rides leave right outside Flint Hills Discovery Center. Take in all of the holiday pageantry of Downtown Manhattan with hot chocolate for riders.

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