Proudly Present

The tradition continues as FNBO, Westlake Ace Hardware, and Sarin Energy Solutions present the 21st 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. We strongly suggest that you purchase tickets for your chosen night IN ADVANCE. Purchases for a specific night may be made online or at the Arboretum entry kiosk.  We hope that there won’t be any tickets left available on event days, but if there are, they will also be sold at the entry kiosk until capacity is reached.  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 27, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Saturday, December 12, 2020


$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. 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 any day in advance at the Arboretum entry kiosk from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  On event days, we strongly suggest you purchase tickets online to ensure that the event has not sold out.  IF there are tickets still available, they will also be sold at the entry kiosk until capacity is reached.

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


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