Your guide to Christmas, holiday events throughout Kansas City 2016

Kansas City is a magical place during the Christmas season and we've got all the 2016 events covered for you



If you’ve been following our blog for the past couple years then you know that Christmas is one of our favorite holidays of the year. And we believe there is no better place to celebrate the holidays than right here in Kansas City. There are dozens of events taking place throughout Kansas City over the next few weeks.  Here is your guide to those events, many of which kick into high gear right after Thanksgiving.

Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony
Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony

Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony marks official start to Kansas City holiday season

The holiday season officially begins when the switch is flipped at the Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony on Thanksgiving evening. Click here to read full story

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Crown Center on Nov. 25

An event our kids won’t let us miss, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Crown Center features Christmas carols, live entertainment, fireworks, one of the nation’s tallest Christmas trees (take that Rockefeller Plaza) and giant-sized toys kids can run through and climb. This year’s program is Friday, Nov. 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Click here to read full story

Christmas in the Park opens with song, dance, fireworks spectacular

Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake is like opening the first present of the holiday season. That is if your presents usually come with 100 costumed dancers and a full-on fireworks display. Click here for full story

Kansas City Parks and Rec hosting holiday celebrations all over town

You can tell your fondest Christmas wishes to the Fairy Princess, ice skate with Santa or hear the story of Chanukah this holiday season all thanks to the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department. KC Parks and Rec is throwing holiday celebrations all over town that will fit most everyone’s holiday expectations. Click here for full calendar of events.

Union Station is beautifully decorated each year for Christmas.
Union Station is beautifully decorated each year for Christmas.

Kansas City’s Union Station marks start of holiday season with Quixotic spectacular

Kansas City’s Union Station will kick off the holidays Saturday, Nov. 19 with a festive day of family-friendly events, exhibits and a performance by Quixotic. Click here for full story

Santa Claus dives with the Penguins at the Kansas City Zoo

Santa Claus will swim with the penguins Nov. 25-27 at 2 p.m. at the Kansas City Zoo. St. Nick will don a suit of another type and dive into the Helzberg Penguin Plaza’s cold pool. Click here for more details.

Whoville Holidays opens Dec. 10  with Whospitality in City Market

This year Whoville Holidays  at City Market opens Saturday, Dec. 101 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The Whoville whoopla will continue Sunday, Dec. 11, Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday 18.  Click here for details.

Make your holiday celebrations an historic event in Kansas City

Museums and historic sites across the Kansas City area are celebrating the holidays by recognizing old-time traditions, decorations and music of American Christmases past. You can make your holidays an historic event throughout the holiday season. Click here for full story

Kansas City’s Crown Center: Current schedule of events

There is no better place to be than Crown Center at Christmas. Here is a list of all the events taking place throughout the season. Click here for full calendar events.

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