First Friday - This annual ceremony and festival features the dedication of area Optimist Clubs that work hard to raise funds for the Mayor's Christmas Tree. Funds raised are donated to local groups who provide important youth services. The tree lighting is highlighted by area choruses and local entertainment, as well as ice sculpture demonstrations and displays. Horse-drawn carrriage rides add to the magic of the evening. Santa Clause makes his appearance with a little help from the Olathe Fire Department.
Evening featuring the lighting of a holiday tree, choirs from Olathe's schools, a variety of local talent and the arrival of Santa Claus. Other attractions include ice sculpting, horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit with Santa and food and drink. Proceeds raised for the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund from businesses, civic groups and the sale of holiday ornaments go to benefit agencies in our area that address the needs of the less fortunate in our community.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.