Take your family on a road trip to experience the beautiful and magical, FREE light displays throughout Southeast Kansas. Some of these, likely in communities you've never heard of, are going to surprise you.

Chanute’s Christmas in the Park

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Includes more than 20 displays featuring nearly 500,000 lights. There is a synched radio channel that follows Santa Claus through several songs. Located in Katy Park, which is at the east end of Main Street in downtown Chanute. Open Saturday after Thanksgiving through December 31.

Coffeyville's Candy Cane Lane

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A long tradition of Christmas lights and holiday decorations in the Evergreen Drive neighborhood. Located around 200 Evergreen Drive, Coffeyville. For updates, follow Candy Cane Lane of Coffeyville.

David Traylor Zoo Happy Holidaze

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Our beautiful zoo is illuminated with thousands of lights, turning it into a favorite destination during the holidays. Open November 21 through end of December. Located at the David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, 75 Soden Road, Emporia.

Crawford State Park Light Display

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This small display is along a Civilian Conservation Corps Memorial Trail just inside the main gate, and is set up by the Friends of Crawford State Park. Lights are typically on nightly from mid-November through Christmas. Location is Crawford State Park, 1 Lake Rd, Farlington. Free to anyone with a Kansas State Parks Passport.

Christmas on the Bricks Light Displays

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Open to the public with lights and decorations throughout the beautiful and historic downtown Fort Scott. Open nightly December 1 through the 31st. Located on Main Street and Skubitz Plaza, downtown Fort Scott, Kansas. Full details

Oswego’s Light Up The Park

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Historic Riverside Park in Oswego has become a holiday travel destination thanks to local families, organizations and businesses. The official lighting of the park is held on Black Friday, and it is then open nightly through January 1. Located at Historic Riverside Park, N Oregon St, Oswego. For updates, follow Light Up the Park – Oswego, KS.

The Christmas Shoppe Display

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This store allows guests to explore their grounds free of charge from dark to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from the first weekend of November through the end of December. While in town, be sure to check out the lights through Downtown Pittsburg. Located at The Christmas Shoppe, 1608 West 4th Street, Pittsburg.

Sedan's Christmas in the Hollow

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Looks like a set from a Hallmark Christmas movie. Enjoy a walk through light displays at this small town park that includes a small waterfall and a short boardwalk. Open nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Activities are held every Saturday, 5p-8p, from November 25 through December 16. Located in Hollow Park, 108 Sherman St, Sedan. For updates follow Christmas in the Hollow.


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