The kids are on their winter break, and we’re in the final countdown to Christmas. Here are some things to do in the Wichita area this weekend, many of which are unique to the season.
Skating With Santa, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Wichita Ice Center, 505 W. Maple; $5, including skate rental, if you bring a nonperishable food item, otherwise $10; 316-337-9199, www.wichitaicecenter.com.
Carriage rides in Old Town and Bradley Fair: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, starting in front of the Warren Theatre Old Town at 353 N. Mead; 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Bradley Fair Plaza, 21st and Rock Road; free.
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Christmas on the Prairie, 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel St., Benton; $35 adults; $10 ages 3 to 12; younger children free; 316-778-2121, www.prairierosechuckwagon.com.
Heartspring’s Lights at WaterWalk, walk or drive through light displays, sundown through 10 p.m. through Dec. 25, downtown at the WaterWalk, entry on South Water Street from Waterman to Dewey; free; 316-634-8700, lightsatwaterwalk.com.
Illuminations, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (and through Dec. 31 except Christmas Eve and Christmas), Botanica, 701 N. Amidon; $8, $7 for members, $6 for ages 3 to 12, free for children under 3, at the door or in advance at Botanica or QuikTrip stores; 316-264-0448, botanica.org.
“A Crown Christmas: Our Holiday Spectacular,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas; $35 to $60 (higher ticket prices include a meal); 316-612-7696, www.crownuptown.com.
Mumblin’ Jones, 9 p.m. Saturday, Shamrock Lounge, 1724 E. Douglas; $5; 316-267-3100.
Soulstice Jazz Combo, 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Larkspur, 904 E. Douglas; free admission.