TOPEKA (KSNT) – Winter Wonderland is gearing up to make the holiday season brighter and brighter. The popular Illuminated Driving Holiday Display opens at Shawnee Lake on Wednesday evening.
The event serves as an annual fundraiser for TARC. TARC is a non-profit organization that supports over 2,500 children, families and adults with intellectual, developmental and related disabilities in Shawnee County.
Development director Sherry Lundry said drivers will notice new displays at Winter Wonderland this year.
“We have a whole new tunnel. It’s amazing, ”Lundry said. “It looks really great so I think people will be interested in it and we have some additions to the train scene as well. It has become a holiday tradition for people and most of them. come at least once or even several times a year.
Last year was a banner year for Winter Wonderland. Lundry said the event raised about $ 248,000 after spending. She said they hope to continue growing this year. Winter Wonderland suggested a donation of $ 10 for a vehicle and $ 20 for a bus.
Winter Wonderland kicks off with a lighting ceremony on Wednesday evening. Stormtrack Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller will take part in the festivities, which will be broadcast live on KSNT News at 6 a.m.
After the ceremony, the light show will be open every evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until New Year’s Eve.