Learn More about the

Annual Luminary Walk


To ensure an enjoyable experience for all, the Luminary Walk will again be a capacity-controlled event. Tickets are date and time-specific and must be purchased in advance.

You must present a printed QR code, or have it on your phone.

Do not arrive without having first purchased tickets! No tickets will be available at the gate.



(All attractions are included in your ticket price) 

Candlelit pathways with live music floating through the woods

Lighted pathways through the gardens

The Children’s Garden alive with vibrant colors

Free Louisburg Cider Mill apple cider, hosted by Boy Scout Troops 222 & 91

Live musical entertainment in 4 locations throughout the gardens

Photos with Santa in his Woodland Depot 5:00-9:00

Gnome and Fairy Houses along the Mystical Loop

Holiday Trains running in the expanded Train Garden 5:00-9:30

Family selfie photo-op spots for great holiday pictures

Lighted displays



How Much Time Does the Walk Require?

The entire Luminary Walk is about 1 ½ mile long through the woods and gardens, although there are a few options to make it shorter. Some people enjoy it at a brisk pace, others stop at each display, enjoy the quiet spots, warm up at one of the many fire pits, and enjoy the performances of various entertainers.  If you rush, you’ll miss a lot, so at a comfortable pace, and allowing time to enjoy it all, we recommend giving yourself between 1 hour and 90 minutes for the Walk.


Preparing for the Weather

The entire walk is outdoors, through the woods and the gardens.  Dress appropriately for the temperature and for walking, keeping in mind that it gets much colder when the sun goes down.  A hat and gloves are highly recommended.

Inclement Weather Cancellation: Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event of a cancellation due to rain, we will exchange those tickets for any other date that has availability. Please review our Weather Cancellation Policy for more details.



In addition to hot beverages (cocoa, cider or coffee) and cookies, we will be offering hot dogs, chips and fresh-popped popcorn for purchase, while supplies last.



The Luminary Walk is a popular event, so plan for extra time to park and walk to the entrance. If you need handicap parking, simply let the parking attendants see your parking placard.



Please leave your pets at home.  Even on normal days at the Arboretum, dogs are not allowed on the paths that the Luminary Walk will follow, so we ask that you do not bring them for this event.


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park, KS 66013

Luminary Walk

November 25 & 26 , December 2 & 3, 8-10, 15-17

5pm - 10pm (Last entry at 9pm)

Adults-Only Candlelight Stroll

Thursday, December 1

5pm - 10pm (Last entry at 9pm)