The 20th Annual Holiday Luminary Walk

. . . the Arboretum by Candlelight 


The tradition continues as First National Bank and Westlake Ace Hardware present the 20th Annual Holiday Luminary Walk. Thousands of candles illuminate over a mile of pathways through woods and gardens, music fills the air, while holiday lights brighten the trees, buildings and bridges. The Holiday Luminary Walk has become the traditional kick-off of the holiday season for many families. Kids love the Gnome and Fairy Villages, the colorful Children’s Garden and visiting with Santa. Grown-ups appreciate the quiet walk through the winter woods and the many musical performances. And everyone enjoys hot Louisburg Cider around the campfire, served by Boy Scout Troop 222, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride.


We have been delighted each year as the popularity of the Luminary Walk has grown. To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience, we are continuing to limit the number of tickets sold and require purchases for a specific night IN ADVANCE online or at the Arboretum before event day. Tickets will not be available at the gate each evening. No refunds.


The Luminary is the major fund-raiser for the Friends of the Arboretum (FOTA); all proceeds are used entirely to benefit the Arboretum. More details about the Luminary can be found on the Event Information page.



5:00 – 9:00 each night (Last admittance is 8:00)

Friday, November 29, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019


$12.00 per person; free for age 5 and under

$2.00 discount for members of Friends of the Arboretum and First National Bank customers, when purchased online with promo code.

To ensure an enjoyable experience for all, the Holiday Luminary Walk is a capacity-controlled event. Tickets are date-specific, and must be purchased in advance at You must present a printed QR code, or have it on your phone, and be prepared to show it or a parking pass (which will also be sent to you) in order to enter the parking lots.

Tickets may also be purchased on-site at the Arboretum entry kiosk from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. any day EXCEPT EVENT DAYS - all tickets on event days must be purchased online to ensure that the event does not become overcrowded.

All proceeds benefit the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.


For more details, go to the Ticket Information page.


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8909 W. 179th St. Overland Park KS 66013