Downtown’s Blue Earth Plaza district will soon become a brilliant wonderland boasting the tallest tree in Kansas. The 2nd Annual lighting ceremony is on Friday, November 28th at 7pm. Come join Santa as he sets the plaza all aglow!
Thousands of lights will sparkle with color on a tree towering 60 feet above the Blue Earth Plaza next to the Flint Hills Discovery Center. At nightfall, from November 28th and continuing through the New Year, a music concert will be presented as the Plaza bursts into a synchronized light show with traditional holiday songs. The Blue Earth Plaza and surrounding area will be transformed in to a wonderland of lights. The music runs every 15 minutes beginning at 7pm.
Visitors can catch a horse drawn carriage ride that will travel through the Festival of Lights as well as Downtown Manhattan. Carriage rides will be available from 5pm to 8pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 6th-21st. Pick up/drop off for the carriage is at 3rd and Poyntz. Rides are free with a donation of non-perishable food to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.
The Festival is a family friendly event free to everyone with free parking on site or in the conference center parking garage.
For more information visit the Festival of Lights website at:
Date(s) - 11/28/2014 - 12/31/2014
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Blue Earth Plaza