Celebrate the Season

Get in the spirit with these fun, festive events, all happening locally here in Lawrence.

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All month long • Santa Sightings Visit with Santa, give him your wish list and take a photo. DowntownLawrence.com has a list of all the local Santa Sightings, so know exactly where he will be and when. See full calendar now.

December 1 • Tails and Traditions Holiday Festival • 9a-6p Bring the family to the Watkins for Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade viewing, activities, refreshments, music, and crafts, including their famous Watkins hobby horses! Click here for details. 

December 1 & 2 • Lawrence Festival of Tress • 10a Join us for the 32nd Annual Lawrence Festival of Trees benefiting The Children’s Shelter! Nearly 50 trees and more than 20 wreaths decorated and donated by local individuals and groups are on display. Check it out this weekend.

December 2 • Chanukah Celebration • 4p—6p Light up the night at the annual Lawrence Community Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration. Enjoy free coffee, hot latkes, crafts, music, giveaways and more! Check it out now.

December 2 • Sensory Sensitivity Day • 4p—6p Sensory Sensitivity Day at Imagine That is for families to create a spacious safe environment, where we all feel supported and understood; by relaxing, and exploring and experiencing #PLAY with their little ones. Learn more about special event. 

December 13 • Dinner and a Movie • 6p Bring a blanket* and your family and friends to Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 East 6th Street, for Dinner and a Movie featuring the hilarious and sweet ELFClick here to learn more about this fun night.