Christmas in Kansas City is truly a wonderful time of year. There is a chill in the air and the holiday spirit can be found throughout the entire metro area. With so much going on during the holiday season, it can be hard to find the time to go out and explore the city, but we suggest taking a few hours to enjoy one – if not all – of these special Kansas City traditions with the ones you love.
Our List of Can’t Miss Holiday Activities in Kansas City
Kansas City natives are well aware of these extraordinary places and events but, if you just moved to Kansas City or are planning to relocate here soon, this is a list of our favorite things to do during the holiday season!
1. Have Some Holiday Fun at Union Station
Union Station (pictured at the top of this post) is one of the most iconic places in the city, and if you haven’t been there during the holidays, you are missing out on some of the best holiday decorations in the city. If seeing the beautifully decorated trees, and professional displays aren’t enough to justify the drive downtown, they also have a variety of family-friendly holiday activities going on every day before Christmas. Click here to visit their website for more information on events and activities.
2. Christmas at Crown Center
Crown Center is a well-known holiday hotspot in Kansas City. They have a huge ice skating rink that is open every day, Santa’s Gingerbread Station, a favorite among KC kids, holiday choir performances, and you can even get some of your holiday shopping done at one of their many boutiques!
3. Have a Winter Walk on the Plaza
The Country Club Plaza has a lighting ceremony every year on Thanksgiving. There are few things more magical than taking a stroll through The Plaza and seeing the Christmas lights. This could be the perfect end to a romantic evening or a magical experience for your little ones.
4. See a Live Show
Kansas City has a thriving theater scene, and sometimes going to see a live show is exactly what you need to get into the holiday spirit. A favorite of ours is the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker (showing Nov. 30-Dec. 23). The Coterie Theater in Crown Center has something a little more kid-friendly; their annual production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is showing through December 30th.Click here for a full list of live holiday shows around the city.
5. Visit Candy Cane Lane in Prairie Village
If you are in Johnson County and want some holiday fun that is close to home – or you want to look at holiday lights from the warmth of the car – we suggest paying Candy Cane Lane a visit. While driving through this quirky winter wonderland, you will see candy canes (of course), giant Christmas trees, show-stopping displays, and beautifully lit homes. Candy Cane Lane is located on Outlook Street and 79th Street in Prairie Village, KS. For more information on where to see Christmas lights in Kansas City, click here.At Cami Jones Collaborative, we do more than just sell you a home; we help you navigate your transition in Kansas City so you feel both welcome and comfortable.Our relocation specialists are here to help you! Let our team help you find the perfect home in this wonderful city. Give us a call today! You can reach our team at 913.521.8806. Want to come and see us? Our office is conveniently located at 5000 W. 135th St. Leawood, KS 66224.