It takes a lot of volunteers to put on this show!

We spend most of November putting up lights and setting out the displays, and then it takes a lot of people to light the candles on the event nights. We would love to have you join us. Some people have even made it a family event to volunteer together. If you might be interested in any of the jobs below, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 913.685.3604 or kim.alvarez@opkansas.org.

We are incredibly grateful for our volunteers, so each one will get a “Skip the Line” voucher at the end of their shift. This voucher will allow the volunteer and their family, coming to view the Luminary Walk on purchased tickets, to use a separate entrance when they arrive. Purchased tickets are required because this is a fund-raiser, after all!

Thank you to FNBO, Westlake ACE Hardware, and Sarin Energy Solutions for being the presenting sponsors of the 21st Annual Luminary Walk.

Set Up

Putting up lights, creating displays, preparing candle holders, decorating trees, etc, during the month of November.

Event Nights

  • Candle Lighters – 2:30-4:30
  • Line Control - 4:00-7:00 or 7:00-10:00
  • Candle Re-lighters – 4:30-7:00 or 7:00-10:30: Walk the route and re-light or replace candles.
  • Wagon Ride Hosts – 4:00-7:00 or 7:00-9:00. Guide visitors on and off the wagons

Mornings After

(Saturdays and Sundays)

Enjoy a walk through the Arboretum picking up and replacing luminaries -- 9:00-12:00