Botanica’s Illuminations to be discounted after Christmas; Lights on St. Paul to have extended holiday hours

The funky art tree at Botanica.
The funky art tree at Botanica. Courtesy photo

Adults will be able to pay children’s prices at Botanica’s holiday lights event, Illuminations, after Christmas if they bring two canned goods for the needy.

The gardens will be bright with Christmas lights through Dec. 31 (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas). Adults pay $8 until Dec. 26, when they can get in for $6 with the donations for the Kansas Food Bank. The $6 price applies to ages 3 to 12.

Hours for Illuminations are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The gardens will be closed Jan. 1-4.

The Arc’s Lights on St Paul will have extended hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enter at the intersection of Douglas and St. Paul beginning at 5:30 nightly through Dec. 28. The lights will be on until 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and until 10 p.m. Christmas Day. Otherwise, the closing time is at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A donation of $5 or more is requested per vehicle as a benefit for the Arc of Sedgwick County. It provides services for more than 3,700 people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Here are the addresses of residential lights that readers have recommended:

1122 N. Lawrence Court; dark to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, dark to 10:30 or 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday depending on traffic

3805 E. Longview Lane (Lights on Longview Lane); 6 p.m. to midnight daily

143 E. Fourth, Goddard (Magic of Christmas); 6 to 10 p.m. daily, weather permitting

4620 S. Sycamore (Lights on Sycamore)

261 N. Robin Road

1812 S. Millwood; 6 to 10 p.m. daily; tune to 97.3 FM on the radio

6726 W. Ocieo; 5:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Dec. 31; tune to 106.9 FM on the radio

6529 W. Ocieo

5336 S. Gold; 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; tune to 99.5 FM on the radio;

3231 N. Lake Ridge Court; lights synchronized to music

2 West Parkway

11 Sequoia

620 N. Stratford (Marshall Family Christmas Lights); through Jan. 6

206 S. Miller, Potwin

914 Crestline

12602 E. Osie St.

1462 N. Coolidge

740 N. Sheridan

100 block North Pershing

5726 E. Perryton, Bel Aire

820 S. James, Maize

821 Opal, Maize

Mere Ridge, northeast corner of Ridge Road and West 21st Street

114 and 201 S. Coachhouse, and turning into Texas Street

Candy Cane Lane, 1000 block of North Azure Circle

1602 W. Browning, Andover

43 N. Mission, Eastborough

619 Goebel

14310 E. Castle Drive

5079 SW Fulton Road, Towanda (“Lights of Kindness”)

10813 SW Tawakoni Road, Augusta

3721 Brummett

12601 W. 71st St. South, Clearwater

2529 N. High Point Circle, on Candy Cane Lane in Reflection Ridge

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