Santa Claus can hardly wait for the Candy Cane Christmas celebration in Bonner Springs! Oak Street in downtown is festively decorated with candy canes and Christmas lights throughout the holiday season. This annual event features a candy cane hunt, lighted parade, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting, and caroling. Take the kids hunting for candy canes at Centennial Park before the parade and tree lighting. Join us in the Community Center Gym after the tree lighting for hot cocoa, cookies, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event is co-hosted by Vaughn-Trent Community Services, Inc., Business and Professional Women, and the City of Bonner Springs.
Schedule of Events:
4:00 p.m. - Candy Cane Hunt in Centennial Park
5:00 p.m. - Parade Line Up at Bonner Springs First Christian Church, 148 N. Nettleton
5:30 p.m. - Parade Begins! (Route is 148 N. Nettleton to Oak Street to 2nd Street and ending in Centennial Park)
5:45 p.m. - Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting with a performance by the Bonner Springs Elementary Rise Choir
6:15 p.m. Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, cookies, and hot chocolate in the Community Center Gymnasium, 200 E. Third Street.
Refreshments a the gymnasium and candy canes for the Candy Cane Hunt are sponsored by Union Bank and Trust, 309 Oak Street. Thank you, UBT!