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Christmas Tree Lighting


Since 1950, the official tree lighting ceremony for “the Christmas City of the High Plains” has taken place on the Saturday night following Thanksgiving, when Santa Claus arrives to flip the switch and light up this holiday wonderland.


  • Soup Supper

  • Musical Entertainment

  • Santa Claus Arrives

  • Treats for the Children

  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

  • Shopping


People come from far and near to enjoy this magical night. Some come to relive their childhood memories and make new memories with their own families. Happy Holidays!

Contact Us


Saturday night following Thanksgiving
5 pm – 8 pm

200 N Main St.
WaKeeney , KS 67672


(785) 743-8325
Toll Free:

(877) 962-7248