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Watson's Christmas Express

Nov. 25 - Dec. 18 | Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | Ages 2 and older

We're offering two ways to enjoy the Watson's Christmas Express this year! Register in advance for the VIP Package and partake in EVERYTHING or attend during the General Admission time frame, no registration required and build your perfect experience. Either way you'll have a wonderful Watson Park time!

VIP Package

Advanced registration allows guests to secure the day/time of their choice and enjoy the full program experience. The fun begins with a reading of Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express and is followed by a craft and train ride to visit the North Pole. Enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate at the campfire circle, while singing holiday songs. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas. An adult must also attend and register. $18 per person.

Register now

​Days (Registration Required):
​Available VIP Package Times:
  • ​Friday, November 25
  • Saturday, November 26
  • Friday, December 2
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Friday, December 9
  • Saturday, December 10
  • Sunday, December 11
  • Friday, December 16
  • Saturday, December 17
  • Sunday, December 18
  • ​5:00 - 6:15pm
  • 5:30 - 6:45pm
  • 6:00 - 7:15pm
  • 6:30 - 7:45pm
  • 7:00 - 8:15pm

General Admission

General Admission is also available, with a la carte activities. Pre-registration is not available; activities are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Make It Your Own Experience!

Prices below are per person:

$12
Enjoy a train ride to the North Pole to see Santa
$4
S'mores and Unlimited Hot Chocolate

Call Watson Park at (316) 529-9940 (ext. 5) for more information.

​Days:
General Admission Available:
​Friday, November 25
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Saturday, November 26
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Friday, December 2
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Saturday, December 3
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Friday, December 9
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Saturday, December 10
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Sunday, December 11
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Friday, December 17
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Saturday, December 18
​5:00 - 6:30pm
​Sunday, December 19
​5:00 - 6:30pm

Train Rides

Choo choo - exciting news! The new miniature train is HERE!!! Enjoy a ride on our real miniature train through the beautiful scenery of Watson Park. The ride is for all ages, but each rider must purchase a ticket.

Train Ride Fee

$4/person


Hours

Train rides are available March - October. Availability is listed in the footer under "Rides Open"

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Park Hours

Holiday Park Hours

November 24 (Thanksgiving): Park Closed
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 8:00am - 12:00pm
December 25 (Christmas): Park Closed
December 31 (New Year's Eve): 8:00am - 12:00pm
January 1 (New Year's Day): Park Closed

​Coupon Books

Bundle and save on rides with a coupon book! Good for train rides, mini golf, pony rides and pedal boats. Redeem one ticket per ride.

  • $20 book = 6 tickets
  • $60 book = 20 tickets
  • $90 book = 40 tickets
  • $200 book = 100 tickets
  • $350 book = 200 tickets

​Contact Us

Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov
Phone: (316) 529-9940

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