This popular event features the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting, choirs from Olathe school's, a variety of local talent and the arrival of Santa Claus. Other attractions include ice sculpting, a visit with Santa, food and drinks. Proceeds raised for the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund from businesses, civic groups and the sale of holiday ornaments go to benefit agencies in our area that address the needs of the less fortunate in our community.
Kick off your Christmas Season with music in the Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from the Shady Grove String Band, making ornaments, hands on Living History activities, and making gingerbread houses for a small fee. Santa arrives at the Heritage Center at 1 p.m.! FREE admission, $2/person ages 3 and up for stagecoach rides, weather and ground conditions permitting. No registration is required for Christmas Open House.
Friends and family in town for the Thanksgiving weekend? Or need a diversion from holiday shopping? Visit Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and enjoy the exhibits in the Heritage Center and Living History activities. Activities may include: Friday, November 23 see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove, take a stagecoach ride (weather and ground conditions permitting) and visit the Mahaffie House. Stagecoach rides on Friday will be offered at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m, and 3:30 p.m.