Kansas City Holiday Events


December 2012




November Events  -- December Events


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


All Month - Santa's Village at Bass Pro

Make crafts, enjoy a snowball fight, ride the holiday merry-go-round and visit with Santa at Bass Pro's winter village.  Kids can get a free photo with Santa too!  FREE

All Month - Lights in the Park at Longview Lake

Enjoy this wonderful drive-thru light display at Jackson County's Longview Lake.  Bring some cocoa and blankets for the car (and yes, you will have a wait -- with very limited access to restrooms, so have the kids go before you visit!) but TONS of fun to visit!  FREE, donations accepted as you leave.


12/1 - 12/29 - 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


11/30-12/1 - Holiday Luminary Walk at the OP Arboretum

Spend an evening strolling through the trails at the Overland Park Arboretum with holiday music, carolers, hundreds of lighted luminaries and more holiday fun!  Admission charged.

12/5 - Winter is Here Storytime at Ernie Miller

Join staff at the Ernie Miller Nature Center for winter songs, stories and an animal visit!  Kids will love these interactive storytimes. Small admission charged. 


12/8 - 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

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12/14 - 12/16 - 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.  Hours all weekend - FREE


12/15 & 12/22 - 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.


12/19 - 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.

12/22 - 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.

NYE 2012

12/31 - New Year's Eve at T-Rex

Kids can enjoy this early New Year's Eve celebration at T-Rex with ice cream bar, balloon drop, sparkling cider toast and goodie bags!  Reservations are necessary.

November Events  -- December Events