2022 Holiday events and drives

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Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 2:01 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The 2022 holiday season is just around the corner and local businesses and organizations are gearing up for drives and events to celebrate.

DateCampaignLocation
Nov. 2022 - Dec. 6Toys for TotsKHP General Headquarters, 122 SW 7th St., Topeka
Nov. 2022 - Dec. 14Christmas Angel Tree - leave an unwrapped gift for a child under the treeEudora Police and Fire Departments, 930 Main St., Eudora
Nov. 16 - Dec. 14Toys for TotsStormont Vail Health, 1500 SW 10th Ave., Topeka
Nov. 25 - Dec. 30Patton and Patton Gary’s Berries Christmas attraction giveaway sign up at to joepatton.com/Christmas534 S. Kansas Ave., #1220, Topeka
Nov. 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023Holiday Memorial Drive for DUI Victims - honoring the victims of DUI crashesSalina Police Department, 255 N Tenth St., Salina
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.Seaman High School Teddy Bear TossSeaman High School, 4850 NW Rochester Rd., Topeka
Dec. 10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.Topeka Stuff the TrunkWalmart on 37th and California St., Topeka
Dec. 13Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka annual benefit concertJayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St., Topeka
Dec. 24 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Topeka Family and Friends Juneteenth Celebration Inc., Drive-Thru Christmas Toy GiveawaySt. John AME Church, 701 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka
All yearCops and Kids Christmas - donations may be made so that children in the community may get a police sponsor for ChristmasSt. Marys City Hall, 200 7th St., St. Marys
DateTimeEventLocation
Dec. 1 - Dec. 20Business HoursDowntown Topeka Holiday Window Decorating ContestDowntown Topeka
Dec. 67 p.m.Topeka Swing Dance Christmas PartyJayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St., Topeka
Dec. 710:30 a.m.Governor’s Tree Lighting CeremonyKansas Statehouse, SW 8th and SW Van Buren St., Topeka
Dec. 812:15 p.m.Aldersgate Women’s Connection Luncheon ft. music provided by Cornerstone Family Schools’ Deo Gloria SingersAldersgate Village, 7200 SW Uxbridge Cir., Topeka
Dec. 86:30 - 8:30 p.m.Visit from Buddy the Elf and GrinchSchedule a visit with Lisa Hayes at 620-343-4219, Emporia
Dec. 97:30 p.m.46th Annual Nutcracker Ballet by Ballet MidwestTopeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th Ave., Topeka
Dec. 107:30 - 10:30 a.m.Red Stocking BreakfastThe Pennant, 915 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka
Dec. 108 a.m. - 1 p.m.Photos with Santa at Tractor Supply Company209 Arizona Ave., Holton
Dec. 1010:30 a.m.Princess Mary’s Christmas GiftWWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 101:30 and 7:30 p.m.46th Annual Nutcracker Ballet by Ballet MidwestTopeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th Ave., Topeka
Dec. 104 - 6 p.m.Saint George Christmas Tree LightingShaneyfelt Park, St. George
Dec. 104 - 7 p.m.Old Prairie Town ChristmasOld Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site and Botanical Garden, 124 NW Fillmore St., Topeka
Dec. 119:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.39th Annual Children’s Shopping SpreeGarfield Shelter, 1600 NE Quincy St., Topeka
Dec. 1110 a.m. - 3 p.m.Day in the Life: The Holiday SpiritWWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 111:30 p.m.46th Annual Nutcracker Ballet by Ballet MidwestTopeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th Ave., Topeka
Dec. 112 p.m.Joyeux Noel ShowingWWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 114 p.m.German Language Christmas Service, German Dinner to followFirst Congregational Church, 1701 SW Collins St., Topeka
Dec. 142 - 4 p.m.Crime Victims Holiday Remembrance CeremonyNewman University, Dugan-Georges Conference Center, 3100 W. McCormick St., Wichita
Dec. 146:30 - 8:30 p.m.Visit from Buddy the Elf and GrinchSchedule a visit with Lisa Hayes at 620-343-4219, Emporia
Dec. 147 p.m.Peace: A Multicultural Holiday EveningFirst United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka
Dec. 162 - 4 p.m.Crime Victims Holiday Remembrance CeremonyFirst Assembly of God Church Hall, 702 Campus Dr., Garden City
Dec. 167 p.m.It’s a Wonderful Life film screeningJayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St., Topeka
Dec. 1711 a.m.Wreaths Across America 2022WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 172 p.m.All is Calm: Wichita Grand OperaWWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 176 p.m.Love Actually film screeningJayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St., Topeka
Dec. 196:30 - 8:30 p.m.Visit from Buddy the Elf and GrinchSchedule a visit with Lisa Hayes at 620-343-4219, Emporia

Where to catch holiday lights:

TimeLocation
4300 SE Michigan Ave., TopekaFree
3435 SE Edge Rd. at Lake Shawnee, Topeka$10 per vehicle - $20 per bus
655 SW Westchester Rd., TopekaFree
Topeka Zoo, 635 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka$9 for children, $12 for adults, $14 on Friday and Saturday
3119 SE 30th Terrace, TopekaFree
Potwin neighborhood, TopekaFree
3119 SE 30th Terrace, TopekaFree
2100 SE Croco Rd., TopekaFree
3032 SW Staffordshire Rd., TopekaFree
3518 and 3600 NW Topeka Blvd., TopekaFree
Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave., TopekaFree
S. Kansas Ave. between 6th and 10th St., TopekaFree
1719 N. Kansas Ave., TopekaFree
Kingman Christmas Village, 1935 NW Polk St., TopekaFree
5123 NW Sterling Chase Dr., TopekaFree
Southboro Subdivision, 4300 SE Michigan Ave., TopekaFree
1821 SW Moundview Dr., TopekaFree
1733 SW Seabrook Ave., TopekaFree
3340 SW Skyline Pkwy., 4805 SW Burnett Ct., TopekaFree
SW 8th and Fairlawn Rd., TopekaFree
Topeka Bible Church, 1101 SW Mulvane St., TopekaFree
8th and Fairlawn Rd., TopekaFree
SW 29th and Cannock Chase, TopekaFree
21st and Eveningside Rd., TopekaFree
1260 NW Grove St., TopekaFree
1935 NW Polk St., TopekaFree
2838 SE Minnesota St., TopekaFree