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Festivals & Parades

  1. Festival of Lights celebration

    November 25, 2016, 6:00 PM - January 1, 2017, 1:00 AM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Manhattan's Festival of Lights is a nightly celebration of the season, with the tallest tree in Kansas in the center of Blue Earth Plaza; horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Free parking around Blue Earth Plaza or Manhattan Conference Center garage.

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Special Events

  1. Festival of Lights: Carriage Rides

    December 3, 2016, 5:00 PM - December 18, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Take relaxing ride around Downtown Manhattan. Carriage ride pick-up in front of Flint Hills Discovery Center; hot chocolate provided for riders inside building.

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  2. Repeal Day

    December 5, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    The 21st amendment to the Constitution was ratified on Dec. 5, 1933, and effectively put an end to national prohibition against alcohol. Harry's wine team will pour the good stuff in celebration of a milestone day for our nation ... and head to Bourbon & Baker to celebrate even more! Ticket includes 20 percent discount toward food purchases at Harry's and Bourbon & Baker (Dec. 5 only) before/after tasting.

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  3. Festival of Lights: Family Christmas Carnival

    December 10, 2016, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Celebrate the spirit of the season with friends and family in Blue Earth Plaza. Make your holidays memorable, in The Little Apple.

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  4. Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing

    December 13, 2016, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bourbon & Baker

    'Tis the season for whiskey and chocolate! Bourbon & Baker's whiskey expert, Adam from Standard Beverage, teams with pastry chef Kirsten to bring you an event like they've never done! Guests will sample chocolates that have been prepared in B&B's bakery, and carefully paired with different varieties of whiskey!

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  5. Manhattan Arts Center New Year's Eve Party

    December 31, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dessert and midnight champagne toast. Dancing, food, and fun to ring in the New Year!

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  6. Little Apple New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2016, 10:30 PM - January 1, 2017, 1:00 AM @ Aggieville Business District

    Celebrate with thousands of friends to ring in the New Year with fireworks and traditional countdown to the apple drop. Kid-friendly area hosted in Varsity Donuts! Band performance to be announced in October on the Aggieville Facebook page.

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