Christmas tree lighting, wreaths and a Farmers Market encore

The Bradley Fair Christmas tree lighting happens on Saturday.
The Bradley Fair Christmas tree lighting happens on Saturday.

Christmas tree lighting at Bradley Fair

Christmas officially starts at Bradley Fair, the shopping center at 21st and Rock Road, on Saturday with the annual lighting of a 35-foot Christmas tree. It will happen from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at Bradley Fair Plaza, which is near Newport Grill. Afterward, free horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered, and they’ll continue through Dec. 20. Admission is free. For more information, call 316-630-9990.

A Farmers Market encore

The Kansas Grown Farmers Market ended its season in October but is back for a one-time encore on Saturday. The market will be offered inside the Sedgwick County Extension, 7001 W. 21st St., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature vendors selling vegetables, meats, jellies, bread, baked goods, salsa, jewelry, wood crafts, knitted items and more. Everything for sale was produced in Kansas. Admission and parking is free. For more information, visit www.kansasgrowninc.com.

Wreaths and lunch at the historical museum

The annual Wreath Festival, an exhibit of Victorian Christmas decorations, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. The event, which opened on Thursday, also includes music and holiday gifts, baked goods and wreaths for sale. Lunch also will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $14. Admission to the festival without lunch is free. For reservations, call 316-265-9314. For more information, visit wichitahistory.org.

Denise Neil