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
Straight No Chaser at McCain
November 9, 10, & 11
Holiday Open House at Eclectic Charm
Flint Hills Veterans Day Parade on Poyntz Ave
Buttons & Bows at The National Guard Armory
November 11 - February 11
Ice Rink opens in City Park
Holiday Open House in Downtown Manhattan
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
Friendsgiving at Manhattan Brewing Company
Festival of Trees at Manhattan Town Center
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
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
Small Business Saturday
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
Manhattan Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade
Lighting of the Mayor’s Holiday Tree in City Park
December 2 & 9
Breakfast with Santa at Flint Hills Discovery Center
Red Cedar Harvest at Roger Schultz Community Park
Santa Saturday at Midwest Dream Car Collection
Sip & Shop at Liquid Art Winery.
A Christmas Carol at McCain.
33rd Annual X-mas Lighting Ceremony at Auntie Mae's
Winter Party at Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
A Joyful Christmas at McCain
The 12 Cheese of Christmas at Liquid Art Winery.
Christmas in the Alley at Manhattan Brewing Company
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
Christmas For Kids at Hope Lutheran
Jólabókaflóðið (yule book flood) at Auntie Mae's
Holiday Open House at the Wolf House
Kansas City Chorale at McCain
Friend-mas at Liquid Art Winery.
Minute to Win It at Liquid Art Winery.
B-I-N-G-O at Liquid Art Winery.
Family New Year's Eve at Flint Hills Discovery Center
Speakeasy: New Year's Eve Celebration at Liquid Art Winery.
Little Apple New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Aggieville
First Day Hike at Tuttle Creek State Park
First Day 10K, 5K and 1 Mile at Anneberg Park
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