Top 10 Things To Do In Kansas City This Christmas

Yes, this holiday season looks different. But there still are a ton of ways to celebrate and keep the magic of Christmas alive…and social distance at the same time! Check out this list of the top ten things to do this Christmas Season in Kansas City, and make sure you spend time with loved ones during this season of hope.


Take a drive to the city’s most iconic holiday lights! It’s the Country Club Plaza’s 91st year all lit up! They will shine through January 10, so you have plenty of time to make it.


If you like cold air in your lungs, lace up some ice skates and take a trip around the ice rink at the Crown Center Ice Terrace. It’s outdoor, and reservations are required to ensure plenty of space. This event goes through March 7, so there’s no rush!


Stay in the warmth of your car as you drive through Winter Magic, one mile of lights through Swope Park. The $20 per car fee benefits KC Parks Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, so you are giving back to the community, too! Make reservations online. This is open through January 2.


Visit Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead to watch the Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane  light show. Bring hot cocoa and stay nestled in your car tuned to 90.5FM radio and watch the show anytime from 5-11pm through January 7.


Buy tickets now to attend the Overland Park Arboretum’s Luminary Walk. This year, a ticketed time slot is required to help space out the patrons. The dates are Friday and Saturday only, December 4-5 or December 11-12 from 4:30pm – 8:30pm. Musicians will be spaced throughout the Arboretum for you to enjoy festive sounds of the holidays.


If you don’t want to leave your house at all, get tickets to A Spectacular Christmas Show from MTH Theater at Crown Center. This year, the singing, dancing and show tunes of Christmas will be performed live, but you can get a private link to watch from your home after you buy tickets. This runs from December 10-23.


Want to watch the Missouri Reperatory Theater’s legendary performance of A Christmas Carol? It is streaming on demand this year, too! Just buy tickets online now through December 31.


Shop for unique, locally made gifts this Christmas season on Saturday, December 21 at the Lenexa Holiday Farmer’s Market. From 10am – 1pm. Local vendors will be on site to help you wrap up your holiday shopping.


For something unique, quirky, take the family to check out the “Penguin House” in Olathe. This may be the most Christmas themed blow-up decorations packed into one front yard in the world. It’s free too! 16617 Indian Creek Pkwy, Olathe.


While all of these events are fun and festive, none of them would take place if it weren’t for the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Culminate your Christmas celebrations with the most important event of all, a warm, traditional Christmas service at Journey Bible Church! There are three opportunities at 2pm, 4pm or 11pm for you to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We also will stream the 2pm and 4pm services live online. You won’t want to miss it! Space is limited, so reserve a seat online.