Special Events

Spooktacular Family Dance

Saturday, October 23rd

Families this NEW Halloween Event is purrrfect for you! Put your costumes on and head to the Rec Center for a howlin' good time! We will have an interactive DJ, kids Halloween activities, and of course candy!!!

Fee: $5 per person OR
        $20 for family of 5  -  $3 per extra child
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ages: ALL
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Note: Parents are responsible for children. Kids will not be allowed to attend without a parent/guardian 21 yrs+ present.


33rd Annual Christmas Market

Saturday, November 13th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars and join us for our 33rd Annual Christmas Market. You can do all of your Christmas shopping in one day! Craft vendors will be here selling their unique & beautiful handmade items. Direct sales vendors will also be here, such as Young Living Essential Oils and Scentsy. Winners of door prizes donated by the vendors will be announced throughout the day.

Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: NRC Gymnasium
Admission: FREE
Note: Contact Audrey Gann at agann@newtonrec.org or (316) 283-7330 for more information on reserving a booth. **Direct sales vendors MUST speak with Audrey before registering for the event as space is limited and multiples of companies will not be allowed.** Vendor registration deadline Sunday, October 31st.


Christmas Light Tours

Mondays, December 6th or December 13th
Tuesdays, December 7th or December 14th

All aboard! Join us on the NRC Express for a special Christmas Light Tour! The bus will be decked out in Christmas lights and the music will be festive. Our driver knows the BEST places in Wichita to visit for a magical evening filled with millions of twinkling lights! We will visit several places including Reindeer Road, Candy Cane Lane, The Arc’s Lights, Lights on Texas, Faulkner Street and more! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to sightsee as a family or with friends!

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (approximately/loading begins at 5:50 pm)
Fee: 4yrs and Under FREE; 5yrs and Up: $10 per person; or $30 for Family of 4 (each additional person $5)
Ages: All Ages (all youth MUST be with an adult 18+)
Location: Meet at Newton Rec Center (light tour will be in Wichita)
Registration Deadline: Thursdays, 12/2 and 12/9
Minimum: 15 Maximum: 44
Note: Participants MUST pre-register. The bus will leave the parking lot at 6pm sharp, please arrive early. Tour (including drive time) is approximately 3hrs. *There are NO restrooms on the bus.*