The Holidays in Lawrence
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The weather outside could be frightful, but Lawrence and the surrounding towns are always delightful around the holidays. Mass Street is a spectacular show of lights and decorated windows, there are numerous holiday lighting ceremonies, concerts, and other events to attend, and plenty of unique gifts from which to choose. If you’re unsure of how to navigate the myriad of events and activities, visit unmistakablylawrence.com/events-calendar to plan a memorable holiday outing perfect for family and friends.
While each year brings new and interesting events to attend, there are many timeless classics that shape the holiday season in Douglas County year after year. Consider starting your day with a Lawrence favorite that has been a tradition since 1993, the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, held today at 11:00.
This weekend really kicks off the season with holiday activities and events for everyone, including: The Downtown Lawrence Winter Wonder Weekend, Tails & Traditions Holiday Festival at Watkins Museum of History, the Festival of Nativities at Centenary United Methodist, the Holiday Extravaganza at the Sports Pavilion, the Gingerbread House Festival at Abe & Jake’s, the Holiday Homes Tour, and the 93rd Annual Holiday Vespers at the Lied Center.
December 8-17 you may experience the sensation and charm of another winter family favorite in Lawrence: The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet performed by the Lawrence Ballet Theatre at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Families who treasure selecting a Christmas tree together can visit Prairie Elf Christmas Trees or the Strawberry Hill Christmas Tree Farm – locally owned and operated farms that provide hayrides, hot drinks, and crafts to make your trip extra special. If you still need more holiday spirit, visit the extensive Christmas tree display in historic Lecompton, the Festival of Lights in Baldwin City, or the Santa Claus Express train ride at the Midland Railway.
Stephens Real Estate wishes you a happy holiday season, and we think these events along with the great restaurants and shops Lawrence offers promise plenty of opportunities for holiday cheer.
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