This display near the end of Topeka's Winter Wonderland is animated. The Viking ship at the right is rowing and
Cannon balls are being fired at the sea serpent. One is just entering the water between the lighthouse and serpent.
2021 is the 24th year for Topeka's Winter Wonderland, a fundraiser for TARC (A provider of support for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). In 2014, TARC's Winter Wonderland XVII set a new fundraising record. Over 11,000 vehicles enjoyed the two mile holiday light display to benefit TARC - setting a new record for funds raised at Winter Wonderland - $167,582.01
Located in Topeka, Kansas' Lake Shawnee Campground, Winter Wonderland runs from 6 - 10 PM each night from November 24 until December 31, 2021. Admission to Winter Wonderland is $10 per car and $30 for buses. Advance tickets are available at HyVee, Milk & Honey Coffee, Dialogue Coffee House, Senor Bur-Rito and Donaldson’s Jewelers.
This holiday display is usually described as a 2 mile drive through light displays. But that is misleading - to add up to 2 miles, would mean that a long entrance drive with the names of the sponsors in Christmas lights is included. Twice. The real Christmas displays are less than half that distance. But I still recommend Winter Wonderland for a pleasant Drive while helping TARC.
When you enter Winter Wonderland, they will tell you what
station to tune your car radio to, to hear Christmas Music and a message
about TARC and the sponsors.
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