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Area Christmas displays open through end of the year

If you haven’t seen enough Christmas displays yet, you’re in luck – you have over a week to see more. Here are a couple area displays you may not have seen.


Lecompton has Midwest’s largest Christmas trees and ornaments display

Experience the holiday magic of Christmas when visiting Historic Lecompton, Kansas. Visitors can see an indoor display of over 250 trees decorated in antique, Victorian, vintage and theme decor – including turn of the century and WW II era decorations.  Among the many trees is a barb-wire tree, a feather tree, a Victorian Costume tree and many more unique decorations.

At the same time, visitors can also tour Constitution Hall, a National Landmark. Lecompton is known as the “Birthplace of the Civil War, Where Slavery Began to Die.”   Lecompton was recently named one of the “Best Small Towns in Kansas” by Kansas Magazine readers.

The Christmas display will be offered from November 1 to January 1. The display and museum is open 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 pm Sunday.

Many interesting historical sites in the area can be seen on a walking tour, starting from the Territorial Capital. There are also unique shops and eateries in this quaint little town.

For more information on the display and the museum, go to lecomptonkansas.com.


KC Renaissance Festival hosts fourth annual Knights of Lights

Experience the magic at the Knights of Lights produced by the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. A half a million lights will captivate and guide you as you stroll through a renaissance wonderland, including a lighted castle and pirate ship.

Visitors can enjoy shopping, music, food, entertainment and more.  Games, rides and a lighted maze await your exploration.  To add to the fun, you can photograph your way through the Twelve Days of Christmas or go on a hunt for all the Elves on the Shelves and get a prize.

There are gift bags for all adults, children and even the dogs who attend Knights of Lights, and even free Hot Cocoa for kids.

If you want to make your evening even more special, you can reserve a private heated igloo for a holiday dining experience, or you can kick off the New Year at a special New Year’s Eve celebration.

Visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Barbie the Christmas Elf will captivate you and the sights, scents and sounds of the festivities will enchant you.

Hours through December 31st are Fridays & Saturdays 5:30 – 10pm, and Sundays 5:30 – 9pm

Take the Queen’s Gate entrance off 126th St in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Tickets are $20 for Adults, Children 5-12 are $12, 4 and under are Free (Dogs $5). For more information visit www.kcrenfest.com

READ: Food website ranks most popular Christmas dishes in Missouri, Kansas


–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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