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Whoville, Inc.

1641 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
 

 

 

           WhovilleManhattan@gmail.com

Belinda Snyder

785.565.4036

belinda.snyder1910@gmail.com

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for the 7th annual Festival of Lights in the Blue Earth Plaza on Friday November 29th in Manhattan, Kansas. Santa and his elves will be lighting the biggest holiday tree in Kansas at 7pm, so come on down to enjoy a hot chocolate next to the fire, listen to the music and be a part of the magic! 

 

The spectacular tree lighting ceremony is a FREE community event which includes local choirs, holiday festivities, winter food and beverages as well as lots and lots of lights! The Festival of Lights is brought to you by local businesses, bringing together the Manhattan community to begin the holiday season. 

 

So, come on down to Blue Earth Plaza on November 29th at 7pm. It's not what’s under the tree that matters, it's who’s gathered around it.

 

May your family traditions during the holidays begin at the tree!

NOVEMBER 29th, 2019 at 7PM

 

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

 
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"For seven years now, the Festival of Lights has become our family's favorite tradition. Every year just after Thanksgiving, we meet at the tree and celebrate the season of giving."

 

—  Patti C., MHK Local

 
 

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IS BROUGHT

TO YOU BY LOCAL BUSINESSES 

FOR THE GREATER MANHATTAN COMMUNITY

Whoville, Inc. is a group of local Manhattan business owners and community leaders who love to give back. They formed a not-for-profit collective in order to create the Festival of Lights.

 

Their mission is to bring our community closer together by providing curated events and magical displays that are open to the public throughout the holidays. The Festival of Lights has been embraced by Manhattan for seven years now and has become a place to create family traditions and lifetime memories.  The Festival of Lights is fully funded annually by generous local individuals and businesses.  

IT ALL STARTED WITH AN IDEA...

It was springtime in 2013, tulips blossoming, trees swaying in the wind...and the foundation at the south end of Manhattan freshly settled. Poyntz Avenue was shaping up with new businesses opening and just beyond, the town had expanded to include a diverse array of new opportunities for our community: The Discovery Center, Hilton Garden Inn, Blue Earth Place, Candlewood Suites and Fairfield Inn anchored the newly named Blue Earth Plaza, and in 2014 were followed by Radina’s Bakehouse, CivicPlus and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

It was longtime local businessman, Colin Noble, who first had the vision to inaugurate the area with a grand holiday tree in Blue Earth Plaza. He called upon Brad Everett & Gwyn Riffel to expand the idea, wherein Wade Radina joined, ultimately forming Whoville, Inc. It was this group of leaders, together with Ward Morgan and Master Landscape, who caused a simple idea of a holiday tree to expand into Manhattan's Festival of Lights! And so the overarching goal in one short year has grown into a commitment by this group and many more to hold an annual event at the beginning of the holiday season to bring our community together in celebration.

Be part of something spectacular!

 

Master landscape, inc.

Kansas Pro Sound

Candlewood Suites

Charlson & Wilson Insurance Agency

CivicPlus

Fairfield Inn

Foley Equipment

Heineken Electric

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Hy-Vee

KS StateBank

kstate CREDIT UNION

Steel & Pipe Supply Company

Thomas Outdoor Advertising

4
Calling Birds
$5,000+
3
french hens
$2,500+

Tri City Fence

Community First National Bank

BriggsAuto.com

Hayden & Kohlmeier Orthodontics

Holiday Display Services

Home Depot

JNT company

Midwest Concrete Materials

Palmer Law Group LLP

Radina's Bakehouse

Redi Systems, Inc

WTC

Site Box Storage

JS Sign & Awning

Bayer Construction Company, Inc.

Capitol Federal Savings

Central National Bank

City of Manhattan

ERA High Pointe Realty

Holiday Inn at the Campus

Insomnia Cookies

Jerry & Belinda Snyder

Landmark National Bank

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Manhattan Parks & Recreation Department

Manko

Meraki Rouse Home Design

2
turtle doves
$1,000+
 
Santa's
helpers
$50+

The Mercury

AJ's NY Pizzeria

Bob & Tracey DeBruyn

Christian & Associates Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Advisors

Commerce Bank

Pepsi

Bourbon & Baker

Harry's

Tallgrass Taphouse

Charlson & Wilson Bonded Abstracters

Downtown Manhattan, Inc.

Jason "The Grinch" Disberger

Arthur-Green LLP

Murdock Manhattan

Seaton, Seaton & Dierks

Gary & Elaine Gordon

Jayson & Elizabeth Cyr

Manhattan Fire Dept

The Garcia Family

Haven Realty Group a KW One Legacy Partner

5
GOLDEN RINGS
$10,000+
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