B.Everett MBC

Bridget Everett is a Manhattan hometown girl who made it big time! Her HBO Series Somebody Somewhere has captured the hearts of those looking for somewhere to belong.

We'd love to have you visit Manhattan, KS to see where this smash hit is set. Visit all the favorite Manhattan places of Sam and her friends.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Spirit of the Holidays is special in Manhattan, Kansas. Come see the beautiful twinkling lights on our incredibly tall tree in Blue Earth Plaza. Take a carriage ride throughout Downtown Manhattan. Shop our specialty store all across our town. Sample delicious meals and delightful treats at our eateries. Bring your family and friends and make lifetime memories in the Little Apple!

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Spirit of the Holidays 2023


November 8

Straight No Chaser at McCain 

November 9, 10, &  11

Holiday Open House at Eclectic Charm

November 10
Flint Hills Veterans Day Parade on Poyntz Ave

November 11
Buttons & Bows at The National Guard Armory

November 11 - February 11
Ice Rink opens in City Park

November 12
Holiday Open House in Downtown Manhattan

November 12
Santa City in Manhattan Town Center

November 12 - December 24
Wrap it Up Art Exhibit and Sale at Manhattan Arts Center

November 15 - December 13
12 Drinks of Christmas at Downtown restaurants & bars

November 16
Friendsgiving at Manhattan Brewing Company

November 17
Festival of Trees at Manhattan Town Center

November 23
MHK Turkey Trot by Manhattan Running Company

November 23 - December 23
Optimist Christmas Tree Lot 

November 24 - December 24
Holiday Performing Arts Festival at Manhattan Town Center

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Festival of Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony at Blue Earth Plaza

November 25 - December 24
Visit Santa at Manhattan Town Center

November 25 - December 31
Miracle on Moro, a Christmas cocktail pop-up, at The Hi Lo

November 25
Small Business Saturday

November 25
Kansas Holiday Market at Flint Hills Discovery Center

November 25 & 26
Santa's Luminary Trail at Sunset Zoo.

November 30 - Dec 31 
Holiday Dinner + Movie Night at Liquid Art


December 1
Manhattan Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade

December 1
Lighting of the Mayor’s Holiday Tree in City Park 

December 2 & 9
Breakfast with Santa at Flint Hills Discovery Center

December 2
Red Cedar Harvest at Roger Schultz Community Park

December 2
Santa Saturday at Midwest Dream Car Collection

December 3
Sip & Shop at Liquid Art Winery.

December 6
A Christmas Carol at McCain.

December 7
33rd Annual X-mas Lighting Ceremony at  Auntie Mae's

December 7
Winter Party at Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

December 12
A Joyful Christmas at McCain

December 13
The 12 Cheese of Christmas at Liquid Art Winery.

December 14
Christmas in the Alley at Manhattan Brewing Company

December 15
Christmas in Las Vegas with The Dirty Spoons at  Auntie Mae's

December 15, 16, & 17
Holiday Carriage Rides in Downtown at Blue Earth Plaza

December 16
Christmas For Kids at Hope Lutheran

December 16
Jólabókaflóðið (yule book flood) at  Auntie Mae's

December 17
Holiday Open House at the Wolf House

December 19
Kansas City Chorale at McCain

December 21
Friend-mas at Liquid Art Winery.

December 23
Minute to Win It at Liquid Art Winery.

December 28
B-I-N-G-O at Liquid Art Winery.

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December 31
Family New Year's Eve at Flint Hills Discovery Center

December 31
Speakeasy: New Year's Eve Celebration at Liquid Art Winery.

December 31
Little Apple New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Aggieville



January 1
First Day Hike at Tuttle Creek State Park

First Day 10K, 5K and 1 Mile at Anneberg Park


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