Manhattan Festival of Lights

Annual lighting celebration event hosted at Blue Earth Plaza 

Make a holiday promenade to Manhattan and the annual Festival of Lights celebration. 2018 marks the sixth blockbuster year for 
Manhattan Festival of Lights to launch the holiday season in Blue Earth Plaza, just a 5-minute walk from Manhattan Town Center. Oh, are the holidays ever special in MHK. Just blocks from the vintage postcard, idyllic downtown area, visitors find Blue Earth Plaza transformed to festive sights and sounds of the season.

November 23, 2018 lighting ceremony

7 p.m. lighting ceremony kicks off full schedule of evening events and lights glow for five weeks in Blue Earth Plaza. The entire area is awash with holiday splendor right up until the New Year's apple drop celebration Dec. 31 in Aggieville. Family celebrations are very special when you make memories in Manhattan. Festival of Lights   How To Get There
Parking: Available in Manhattan Town Center and city lots situated just west of MTC, and in the Hilton Garden Inn's hotel parking garage located just to the south of Manhattan Conference Center. 

Festival of Lights events

November 23
7PM Lighting ceremony with Santa Claus

More activities associated with this event will be announced during the fall

Relaxing carriage rides depart from Flint Hills Discovery Center. Take in all of the holiday pageantry of Downtown Manhattan with hot chocolate for riders. Celebrate the season in Downtown Manhattan


Unite Manhattan around the holidays

Whoville, Inc., is a collection of generous private local donors. Their mission is to bring the community closer together during the holidays and showcase Downtown Manhattan KS. How the Festival of Lights started