Luminary Walk 2021

November 26, 27, and 28 • December 3, 4 and 5

5:30 to 8 p.m. each night

Experience the quiet beauty of Kansas in winter: dormant native grasses shifting in the wind, lights reflecting in our pond, and leafless trees lit from below like living sculptures. Observing tens of thousands of twinkle lights adorning the Arboretum path and illuminating our grounds is a great way to kick off the holiday season and find renewed appreciation for the prairie landscape around us.

Advanced tickets required (please read COVID guidelines below):

  • $5 for Adults
  • FREE for children ages 0 to 12
  • Members may use their coupon code at checkout to receive member discount
  • Non-refundable, non-transferable

COVID-19 safety guidelines for all attendees (subject to change):

  • Choose and purchase tickets in advance for one of five half-hour slots to help us evenly distribute attendees each evening;
  • Wear face masks while indoors or within 6 feet of others outdoors.
  • Keep at least six feet of distance from people not in your household group;
  • Walk around the path in a clockwise fashion (Traffic Flow Map);
  • The Prairie Pavilion will feature outdoor viewing only (think snow globe!) of live music – observe briefly and move along to make way for others;
  • A tribute luminary (an additional $5 donation) can be lit and placed in the circular outdoor patio between the buildings;
  • UPDATE: The Visitor Center will be open (limited capacity) for visiting the gift shop, restrooms, and viewing the gallery spaces.
  • Tickets are available online, in the Arboretum gift shop or by calling the office in advance.

Thank you for following these guidelines and helping us make this a safe and enjoyable event!


Musical Program in Pavilion (6 to 8 p.m.):

  • Friday, November 26: Howard Glanton, classical guitar
  • Saturday, November 27: RoJean Loucks, harp
  • Sunday, November 28: Ken Rodgers, piano
  • Friday, December 3: Ken Rodgers, piano
  • Saturday, December 4: Outside the Bachs – Joan Griffing, violin, and Leslie Nicholas, clarinet
  • Sunday, December 5: Shoe Scuffers of Hesston and Circle 8 of Park City, square dance