Experience an 1800s Wichita Christmas celebration

POSTED: 03:50 PM CST Nov 30, 2013    UPDATED: 09:18 AM CST Dec 04, 2013 

Old Cowtown's annual Christmas traditions are almost here!

Nowhere else in Wichita does the holiday season come to life exactly as it did more than 100 years ago with festive music, dancing and priceless family moments.

The public is invited to experience holiday traditions of yesteryear during Cowtown’s upcoming Victorian Christmas Celebration and Breakfast With Santa events. Don’t miss the opportunity to continue or create new holiday traditions that the entire family can enjoy.

Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.


Victorian Christmas Celebration, 6-9 p.m., Dec. 6-7 and 13-14

Admission: $7.75, adults; $6, youth ages 12-17; $5.50, children ages 4-11; free for children under 4 and Museum members.

This old-fashioned Christmas celebration has plenty of activities to stir up excitement within people of all ages as they interact with costumed interpreters and are immersed in holiday traditions and customs that originated in the Victorian era. Activities include:


Breakfast With Santa, 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21

Admission: $12.95, adults; $7.95, youth ages 4-15

A chance for children and their parents to share holiday cheer as they complete crafts, send personal telegrams to Mrs. Claus and the elves at the North Pole and enjoy a full breakfast that includes French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage biscuits and fruit salad. The highlight of the morning is Santa Claus arriving at the Visitor’s Center by stagecoach. Reservations can be made by calling (316) 350-3323. Reservations are required.