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Posted on December 4, 2019 at 2:29 PM by Dena Huff
the tallest Christmas tree in Kansas on Friday, November 29 signaling the
kickoff for the holiday season in Manhattan. Make sure your family traditions
continue to include activities around the Christmas tree in Blue Earth Plaza!
calendar for the Family Christmas Carnival and Ice Sculpting Competition on
Dec. 7. Free holiday activities run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Blue Earth Plaza
featuring Santa and of course that pesky Grinch. Enjoy the virtual reality
sleigh ride, Whoville Express train rides, face painting, cookie decorating,
cake walk, crafts, games and prizes for all. Enjoy hot chocolate, pizza from
AJ’s NY Pizzeria and hot dogs from Hy-Vee.
One of the
season’s favorites is the ice sculpting competition. Come watch ice sculptors
at work as they transform a block of ice into an ice masterpiece. In past
years, ice creations have included a teddy bear, angels, trees, stars, and even
Max, Grinch’s dog. Check out these frosty ice creations 2019 style.
Festival of Lights is a magical place for children of all ages to enjoy the
season. Over 130,000 lights dance to classic holiday tunes, which can be heard
on 88.1 FM. The Festival of Lights is not-for-profit, fully funded by private
donations. To help sustain the Festival of Lights, donate at
MTC Holiday Music Festival
Manhattan Town Center features their Holiday Music Festival, which started Sunday. Check Manhattan Town Center for information on music performances. And don’t forget to visit Santa, each Mon-Sat until 8 (special Sunday/Christmas Eve times)! Mayor's Lighted Christmas Parade takes stage Dec. 6 (Santa's MTC appearance that day: 11-5).
Wrap It Up at MAC
The 21st annual holiday season for Wrap It Up extravaganza at Manhattan Arts Center features artwork from local artists. With very few exceptions, artists have Manhattan connections or live right here. Select the artwork that will bring a smile to your loved one’s face, and maybe even melt a friend’s heart! Give the gift of artwork, courtesy of Wrap It Up in Manhattan.
Holiday music performances
Upcoming performances at McCain Auditorium are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. “A Swingin’ Little Christmas starring Jane Lynch on Dec. 10 and Travis Tritt Dec. 13.
McCain Performance Series Just down the road from Manhattan at the Columbian Theatre in Wamego, catch Joseph Hall’s Elvis Tribute Dec. 13 & 14. At CL Hoover Opera House in Junction City, 1st Infantry Division Band Holiday Concert will play Dec 13-15.
Don’t neglect your gift buying
That leaves one minor detail: Shopping! There is still plenty of time to stock up at Manhattan Town Center and Downtown Manhattan shops, Aggieville, Village West, Westloop and Seth Child Common.
Spread holiday cheer all about MHK! The holidays are oh-so-special when you get that "Oh Manhattan" appeal!
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