The tradition continued in 2020 as FNBO, Westlake Ace Hardware, and Sarin Energy Solutions presented the 21st Annual Luminary Walk. Thousands safely kicked off the holiday season with a family walk through the lights at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. 


Make plans to enjoy this family-favorite event in 2021. During the three weekends following Thanksgiving, take a stroll along the lit pathways to see intricate Gnome and Fairy Villages, serene winter woods by candlelight, and the colorful Children's Garden. Enjoy musical performances in four different locations and a horse-drawn wagon ride through the forest, while the quiet woods are lit with candles lining the walkways. The gardens are bright with color. Trees, buildings, and bridges are all part of the show, with thousands of lights aglow.

The Luminary Walk is the major fundraiser for the Friends of the Arboretum (FOTA). All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

More details on ticket purchase, refund and exchange policy, and cancellation due to weather.

More details on the Event Information page.

Learn more about sponsorship.


For the Safety of All

  • All tickets are date and time-specific. 
  • The number of tickets sold for entry within half-hour timeframes is limited, allowing for social distancing between families. 
  • Expanded operating hours - 4:30 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Household members, please stay to yourself and distanced from other groups.
  • If you feel ill, please do not attend. More details on COVID 19 Guidance

To protect all guests, as well as our volunteers, masks are required. 


Tentative 2021 Schedule

4:30 – 10:00 each night (Last admittance is 9:00.)

Friday, November 26, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8909 W. 179th St. Overland Park KS 66013

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors and donors!

The following reflects 2020 information. This site will be updated with information about the 2021 Luminary in August 2021.

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