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.
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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; lightsongold.com
3231 N. Lake Ridge Court; lights synchronized to music
2 West Parkway
620 N. Stratford (Marshall Family Christmas Lights); through Jan. 6
206 S. Miller, Potwin
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
14310 E. Castle Drive
5079 SW Fulton Road, Towanda (“Lights of Kindness”)
10813 SW Tawakoni Road, Augusta
12601 W. 71st St. South, Clearwater
2529 N. High Point Circle, on Candy Cane Lane in Reflection Ridge