1. TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: Fort Leavenworth will ring in the Christmas season with its annual tree lighting ceremony. There will be music, carriage rides and a visit from Santa.

WHEN: 4-6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Zais Park, 621 Scott Ave., Fort Leavenworth

COST: Free

INFO: 913-684-1674


2. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: This family-friendly event will feature pancakes, live performances, a holiday store and a silent auction as well as photos with Santa.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

WHERE: Lansing Elementary School, 450 W. Mary St.

COST: Prices vary

INFO: 913-727-1128


3. RED-NOSE RUN: Leavenworth Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Rudolph’s Red-Nose Run. The event features runs of 5K and 7.2 miles.

WHEN: Noon Saturday

WHERE: Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St.

COST: $45 per person

INFO: 913-651-2132


4. HOLIDAY KIDS PARTY: Grinders High Noon will host a holiday party for children. There will be a movie, a holiday craft table and a visit from Santa.

WHEN: 2-5 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Grinders High Noon

COST: $5 for children, $8 for adults

INFO: 913-651-1000


5. HOMES TOUR: The 27th annual Leavenworth Vintage Homes Tour will feature tours through several homes and buildings in Leavenworth. The event is a fundraiser for the Leavenworth County Historical Society.

WHEN: 1-6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Several homes and buildings in Leavenworth

COST: $20

INFO: 913-682-7759