Here at Azura, we <3 our community! We know that we live, work and play in great cities, so each week, we are sharing five great features of our community. Be ready to learn more about local events, community partners, local businesses that make us unique, fun classes, parks, programs and amazing opportunities to get out there and get involved. Check out what’s going on this week!
#WeLoveLocal, November 19 - November 25
TARC's Winter Wonderland
Lake Shawnee Campground, 3435 SE East Edge Rd, Topeka, KS 66605
TARC's Winter Wonderland officially begins November 21st! Enjoy a 2.5 mile drive through beautiful holiday light displays at the Lake Shawnee Campground. The display is open every night beginning November 21st through December 31st from 6 to 10 pm. There's a suggested donation of $10 per vehicle and all proceeds benefit our Community Impact partner, TARC. Learn more here.
Elf the Musical
Topeka Civic Theater and Academy, 3028 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
You may have seen the movie, but you've never experienced Elf like this! This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone in your family embrace their inner elf. Get your tickets today to the musical version of Elf at the Topeka Civic Theater! The show runs November 23rd through December 23rd. Tickets are going fast for this popular show! Learn more here.
Shop Small Saturday
Will you be shopping small on Saturday, November 24th? Join others by purchasing holiday gifts from our amazing local shops! The day begins when the shops open all around the community. Conclude the experience with the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade and Topeka tree-lighting at 5:30 p.m.
Our Azura Rewards Card members will enjoy 10x points at our Local Perks businesses on Shop Small Saturday! Don't have an Azura Rewards Credit Card yet? Learn more here and apply now to enjoy 3x points on EVERY PURCHASE in December.
Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade
Downtown Topeka, Kansas Avenue
The annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade will take place on Saturday, November 24th! Folks can enjoy a nighttime holiday parade with fully lit floats and vehicles! The parade kicks off at 6pm after the community tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30 pm. The parade route begins near 1st and Kansas Avenue and will loop south down Ks Ave to 10th Street. To learn more, click here.
The Chocolate Nutcracker
Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603
The Chocolate Nutcracker returns to TPAC for the holiday season! Attendees will enjoy beautiful costumes and a variety of exciting dance styles that include: Hip-hop, Jazz, African, Praise, Contemporary, Stepping and Ballet. It Takes A Village, Inc., a non-profit after school performing arts youth center, will present this Holiday fundraiser, with a portion of the proceeds to go to scholarships and community programs in the Topeka, Ks area. The show runs November 24th and November 25th - with tickets ranging from $9 to $20. Learn more here.
Want to learn more? We recommend visiting www.topeka365.com! This site is always a fantastic resource to be in the know about all the great things happening in Topeka.