Topeka Christmas Light Display Tour
 
 

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Topeka Christmas Light Displays - Topeka, Kansas
Here are many of the Topeka, Kansas Christmas light displays worth going out of your way to see. Click on the photos for larger images or links to pages devoted to the displays. 

The tours change every year and several times during the Christmas season as new displays go up. The most recent update was December 8, 2020.

Please email us if you see errors, changes or have recommendations of displays to be added. 

See our new far NW Topeka Tour

Special thanks go to my support team (Dean, Lyle, Mary and Linda) who have navigated, drove, and otherwise assisted in the Topeka Christmas Display tour in various combinations for twelve years. It is good having native guides and they make scouting the tour much more fun.

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Kingman Christmas Village Must See!
Kingman Christmas Village - Topeka, Kansas
For over 20 years, the Kenny and Virginia Kingman Christmas Village has grown until nearly 30,000 lights fill their large north Topeka yard. It takes most of a month to set up the many cutout figures and buildings which populate the fictional town of "Nowheresville." This is one of the most impressive holiday displays that I have seen anywhere. Be sure drive around the alley behind the house to see more of the decorations. There are nice smaller displays in the two blocks south of this one.

A. 1935 NW Polk Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Goodrich Family Christmas Display
Goodrich Family Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
The Goodrich Family Christmas Display has been on this tour since the first year and was a regional winner in Topeka's Holiday Lights Contest in 2007. Rob and Jennifer Goodrich moved to Topeka from California and many of the original decorations came with them from previous displays. In recent years, the Goodrich Family Christmas Display display has grown much smaller than the early years.
 
 

M. 2844 SW Lincolnshire Court, Topeka, Kansas 66614 

Polk Street Christmas Display
Polk Street Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas This NW Polk Street Christmas Display was new to the tour in 2019. We discovered it while visiting the Kingman Christmas Village above and it is just a few doors north. Despite a modest sized front yard, the arrangement makes effective use of the space and is quite inviting.

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B. 2021 NW Polk Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Cannock Chase Road Christmas Displays
Cannock Chase Road Christmas Displays - Topeka, Kansas There is a block of nice Christmas light displays along Cannock Chase Road leading north from 29th Street. A couple of them particularly stand out, including the one above which is on the ride side of the street, where the numbers change and it curves west, at 7100 SW Cannock Chase Road. This display isn't particularly large, but it is so effective and attractive.

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N. 2819 SW Cannock Chase, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Roberts Family Holiday Display
Roberts Family Holiday Display - Topeka, Kansas The Roberts Family Holiday Display on North Kansas Avenue was started by Donna Roberts around 1995 and has been part of this tour since 2013. It was once just hand painted snowmen and Christmas trees that her sister had painted. New generations of the family slowly add lights and carries on this tradition for Donna who passed away 3 days before Christmas in 2016. This display is about winter, with icicles, white trees and many snowmen. 

C. 1715 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Staffordshire Road Christmas
At one time, three homes in a row formed major Christmas Light Displays in the 3000 block of Staffordshire Road on the southwest side of Topeka. For 2019, it is mostly one, with part of one of the display stretching into each of the next yards. There is a lot to see. Either of these displays would be worthy of inclusion on this holiday light tour on its own. The display is produced by Pam and Terry Fleck. The display will be up starting December 1, 2020.

O. 3032 SW Staffordshire Road, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Walker Family Christmas Display
Walker Family Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas We stumbled across the Walker Family Christmas Display while revisiting nearby displays in 2011. They have a large lot at the end of a block and have displays on two streets (some years on three). The display includes many flood lit cut out cartoonish figures which are worth seeing in daylight. The cut outs don't show as well in this image but it is quite impressive. 

D. 1431 NW Harrison, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Burnett Court Christmas Display
Burnett Court Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas We discovered the Burnett Court Christmas Display on our way to investigate the Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights. We were seeing it from the back, but there was even an impressive display from this side. While it may not be obvious in this photo, there are an amazing number of decorations packed into a fairly small space. This display was new to the tour in 2017. 

P. 4805 SW Burnett Court, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Potwin Place Neighborhood
Potwin Place Neighborhood Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas
The Potwin Place Neighborhood Christmas Display is the most visited stop on our tour of Topeka holiday lights. The national historic district has 6 blocks of well decorated, beautiful old homes, plus theme displays on the small roundabouts at each intersection. Start the tour on Woodland, from 4th Street and tune your radio to 96.9FM. The 2020 theme is a The Christmas Story and it will be up from November 28 until January 2, 2021.  More photos and a longer review.

E. SW Greenwood & SW Woodlawn, Topeka, KS 66606

Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights
Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights - Topeka, Kansas The attractive Skyline Parkway Holiday Lights display ws new to the Christmas tour in 2017.  They do a nice job of decorating the large corner lot. This is across the street from Skyline Park and Burnett's Mound. Some years Santa makes an appearance at the Skyline Holiday Lights.
 
 
 

Q. 3340 SW Skyline Pkwy, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Peace Family Christmas Program
Peace Family Christmas Program - Topeka, Kansas
The Peace Family Christmas Program was new to Topeka in 2019. They moved here from Colorado, where they had a program set to music for 5 years. There are many lights & elements to the show, spread over such a large a lot that the connection between the lights and music isn't as obvious as some shows. For the best view, come up the street from the south and watch from the far side of the street. The music is broadcast on 99.9FM and the program runs from 5:30-10PM Sunday - Thursday and 5:30-11pm on Friday & Saturday.

F. 655 SW Westchester Road, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Southboro Christmas Subdivision
Southboro Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas Many of the homes in the Southboro Subdivision use the same white light roping that you see here. In some blocks, nearly every home has the white lights and it provides very attractive panoramas. This listing is for much of the subdivision north of the intersection of 45th and California Avenues. The Evans' family home at 4300 SE Michigan Avenue has a light program from 6-10 PM and broadcasts music on 88.7FM.
 
 

R. 4211 SE Wisconsin Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Zoo Lights
Zoo Lights - Topeka Zoo
Zoo Lights is a brand new holiday light event at the Topeka Zoo. Visitors walk through half of the zoo with 150 lighted trees, 200 light displays, a holiday village and Santa Claus. Timed tickets are sold online and are only $8 for adults or $6 for children. If you don't have the time for a walk through, the part of display you can see through the fence is still worth a look. More info about Zoo Lights and how to purchase tickets.

November 27th - December 30th 5-9PM. Closed Christmas.

G. 635 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, Kansas 66606

Reedy Set Glow
Reedy Set Glow - Topeka, Kansas Reedy Set Glow is new to the Topeka Christmas display tour in 2020. The Christmas light show includes music broadcast on 89.1FM and singing faces. The show includes 18 songs and runs until 10PM Monday - Thursday and until midnight on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Runs through New Years Day.

Reedy Set Glow also does a music and light show in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
 

S. 2838 SE Minnesota Ave, Topeka, KS 66605

Frazier Avenue Christmas Display
Frazier Avenue Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas This Frazier Avenue Christmas Display was new to the Topeka Christmas Light Tour in 2019. It is one of the smallest displays on the tour, but they make effective use of the small lot and it is right on the route of the Topeka Christmas Light Tour. The lights come on at dusk and are on a 6 hour timer.
 

H. 1021 SW Frazier Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Powell Family Christmas Display
Bill and Elaine Powell Christmas light display - Topeka, Kansas William & Elaine Powell repeatedly won prizes for their Christmas displays in the 1990s and 2000s. The Powell's' Christmas display has been much smaller in recent years, but it is still very attractive and nicely done. Our favorite part in recent years is a carousel. From SE 29th Street, turn north on Aquarius. Leo is on the right. 

T. 2326 SE Leo Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Vincent Cook's Christmas Display
Vincent Cook's Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas We didn't learn about Vincent Cook's amazing Christmas display until 2019. The lights in the backyard alone would put this display on the tour. That year the front yard had a Deer Versus Snowmen Football Game between the "Deerheads" and the "snowballs." 2020 is the 5th year of the display, which changes year to year and grows each day through Christmas. This year every figure wears a mask and must social distance. The lights will remain on all night on Christmas Eve and will be on evenings until New Years Day.

I. 1195 SW Webster Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Croco Road Christmas Display
Croco Road Christmas light display - Topeka, Kansas The Croco Road Christmas Display hasn't been up every year but it was going up when we checked on November 28. It is spread over more than an acre and many of the elements of this large display by Byron & Sandy Glotzbach  (including a helicopter in the air with a spinning rotor) are impressive It is a bit handicapped by being partially hidden by the Croco Road I-70 overpass and by trees along the road.
 
 

U. 2100 Southeast Croco Road, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Seabrook Avenue Christmas Displays
Washburn Winter Walk - Topeka, Kansas The Washburn University Alumni invite you to come to the Topeka campus for the Washburn Winter Walk to see and enjoy the lights from 5 - 10 PM daily until February 6. The display seen from the car isn't really worth coming out of your way, but it is a pleasant walk. Parking is available in the parking lot south of Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Guests are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing while on the campus.

J. 1701 SW Jewel Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66621

Cortez Holiday Light Show
Cortez Holiday Light Show - Topeka, Kansas The Cortez Holiday Light Show started in 2008 and has grown into one of the nicest music and light shows which we have seen. The program is synchronized to music on 100.1 FM. Since 2019 the home across the street has been added to the show. The program runs from 6PM to 10PM Sunday - Thursday and 6PM to 11PM on Friday and Saturday). Please be respectful of the neighbors. Runs November 14 - January 1, 2021.

V. 3919 SE 30th Terrace, Topeka, Kansas 66605

Seabrook Avenue Christmas Displays
Seabrook Avenue Christmas Displays - Topeka, Kansas Seabrook Avenue has several attractive, modest sized light displays on the east side of the street. 1746 Seabrook is nicely outlined in lights and has Santa and his sleigh on the rooftop. An adjacent home has lights flashing to music broadcast on 97.1FM. The display which sets this apart is on the opposite side of the street. The 1733 Seabrook display isn't as decorated, but has a large Peace, Love & Apple Sauce sign in lights and is done by Danny and Shara Monhollon. 

K. 1733 & 1746 SW Seabrook Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Winter Wonderland XXIII
Winter Wonderland XVI - Topeka, Kansas 2020 is the 23rd year for Winter Wonderland, a fundraiser for TARC.  Located in the Lake Shawnee Campground, Winter Wonderland XXIII runs from 6 - 10 PM each night from November 25 until December 31, 2020. Admission is $10 per car, $20 for Commercial vehicles or small buses, $30 for buses.

More photos and a longer review of Winter Wonderland.
 

W. 3435 SE East Edge Road, Topeka, Kansas 66605

National Lampoon Christmas
National Lampoon Christmas Vacation - Topeka, Kansas The National Lampoon Christmas Vacation display has several elements from the movie, including Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) dangling from a ladder which has fallen back from the building, Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) holding a hose, and the fried cat under the chair. This display was new to the tour in 2018 and more elements have been added to the display in 2019. It will be up through January 6, 2010.

L. 1828 SW Moundview Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66604


Topeka Kansas Christmas Light Tour Map
This route takes you by the Topeka Christmas Displays in the same order that they
are listed above. The entire route is 37 miles and takes over an hour & 23 minutes to drive,
without the time spent at the displays. Or break the tour into North, West, and South Topeka
Christmas light tours on different nights.
Displays A, B, C, D & E
Displays F, G, H, I, J, K & L
Displays M, N, O, P Q
Displays R, S, T, U, V & W

2020 Northwest Topeka Christmas Light Tour
Hickory Ridge Christmas Display
Kingman Christmas Village - Topeka, Kansas This Northwest Kansas Christmas Light Tour was new to this page in 2019. We found them while coming to check a lead on the display on 33rd Terrace. In 2019 the display included many inflatables, including a huge Toy Shop, off camera to the right. The display was a little small, but still going up on 11/28/20.

Please email if you know more about this holiday display.

A. 3407 Hickory Ridge Lane Topeka, Kansas 66618

33rd Terrace Christmas Display
33rd Terrace Christmas Display - Topeka, Kansas It was following a lead from Mitchell Hutton about this 33rd Terrace Christmas Display, which led us to finding the many nicely decorated homes in Hickory Ridge subdivision. They are a long way from our main tour, but make a nice group to see together.

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C. 3441 NW 34th Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66618

Blassingame Nativity
Blassingame Nativity Nativity - Topeka, Kansas We love the large Roy and Beverly Blassingame Nativity, which is just a couple of doors from the previous display. As you continue along the route on the map, through the subdivision, you will see many more nice displays, though none are quite large enough to have separate listings. This is the 5th or 6th year that this display has been up.
 

B. 3312 NW 33rd Terrace, Topeka, Kansas 66618

35th Street Nativity
35th Street Nativity - Topeka, Kansas We didn't spot this 35th Street Nativity display in 2019, but it doesn't stand out until you are pulling up Bent Tree Lane to 35th. This is is so simple, but so effective. The spotlight on this nativity cut out throws a large shadow on the side of the home, centered on a bright lighted star.

Please email if you know more about this holiday display.

C. 3221 NW 35th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66618

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