The Winter Luminary Walk at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will be bring to life the story of "The Nutcracker" ballet. Complete with life-sized nutcrackers, dancing, singing, and the well-known music of Tschaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite”.

The luminary walk will be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 6 and 7. The cost of the luminary walk is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for children (ages 3-15). Children under 3 years of age are admitted for free. Proceeds help to maintain the 28 acre arboretum.

As usual, on both weekends participants can warm themselves by the bonfires with s'mores. Cookies baked by the Hesston Women's Civic Club and hot almond tea will be served in the Visitor Center. In addition, a holiday open house of the Arboretum gift shop will feature the work of local artisans from 3 to 8 p.m. on November 29 and 30, for those who wish to shop local for the holidays.

Music and dance lovers will want to plan to visit the Luminary Walk during several special performances throughout the event, including performances by Angel Feet Ministry, the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts (BCAPA) Dance Ensembles and Suzuki Strings, as well as the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers. Concerts will be held in the Prairie Pavilion and admission to the Luminary Walk will also serve as admission to the concerts on that evening.