Kansas City Holiday Events
For details on Holiday Lights, visiting Santa and more seasonal activities --
visit our 101 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Kansas City!
All Month - Holiday Events at Union Station
Enjoy all the fun train activities at Union Station is holiday season - kids can ride the Holiday Spirit Train, see the Model Train Display and catch a showing of the 'Polar Express' (check the schedule for days/times).
All Month - Crown Center Holiday Events
Kids love visiting the Crayola Christmas Land to explore some Christmas fun! Santa will also be there until Christmas Eve. You can also stop by Santa's Gingerbread Village to see the trains. FREE
12/7 - Holiday Open House at Kansas City Museum
Welcome the Fairy Princess, listen to holiday music and enjoy some seasonal fun at the Holiday Open House!
12/7 - Christmas on the Farm at Watkins Woolen Mill
Step back in time to enjoy Father Christmas, demonstrations, caroling and holiday crafts for the family.
12/7 - Country School Christmas at Lanesfield School
Enjoy the holidays at the one-room schoolhouse on Fridays & Saturdays during the holiday season. Make an ornament and see what Christmas looked like in 1904. FREE
12/7 - Christmas Around Town at Shawnee Town 1929
Enjoy lots of holiday activities: a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, tour the decorated town, carolers, face-painting, kids activities & warm drinks too! FREE
12/7 - Holiday Open House at Mahaffie Stagecoach
Enjoy an Old Fashion Christmas with fun activities, Santa and holiday crafts! FREE (small fee for gingerbread houses)
12/8 - Holiday Tea at Mahaffie Stagecoach
Enjoy tea, refreshments and create your own ornament. Small free and advanced registration required.
12/14 - Kids Craft Day at Burr Oak Woods
Kids can make one-of-a-kind nature presents along with their own wrapping paper at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center from 10 am - 1 pm. Make sure to hike the trails and see the animals during your visit. FREE
12/18 - 12/22 - Holiday Express at Union Station
Head down to Union Station to see the KC Southern's Holiday Express Train! A real treat for the whole family - this is a full-size train that is covered with lights. You can also visit with Santa. - FREE
12/14 & 12/21 - Whoville Holidays at The City Market
Come see the Grinch, make an ornament and visit Cindy Lou's home at City Market this season! Open Saturdays from 10 am - 1:30 pm. FREE but donations accepted.
12/18 - Visit with Santa Storytime at Ernie Miller
A fun guest at storytime today at Ernie Miller - with a story and animal friend too! Small admission charged.
12/21 - Christmas at Kidscape
Drop by for a fun Christmas craft and enjoy some playtime! FREE
12/21 - Celebrate the Winter Solstice
Head out to Ernie Miller from 6:30 - 8 pm to enjoy the Winter Solstice with campfire, hike, stories and animals. Cost for the program and pre-registration is required.
For more activities & events throughout the season,