101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Kansas City - 2019 | Kids Out and About Kansas City

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Kansas City - 2019

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Santa Sightings

Nov 16 Tree Lighting Ceremony- Legends Outlets
Nov 21 Christmas Tree Lighting- Atchison
Nov 23 2019 Northern Lights Holiday Lighting Ceremony- Zona Rosa
Nov 29- Dec 31 Santa's Gingerbread Station- Crown Center
Nov 29-30, Dec 7, 14, 21 Santa House- Atchinson
Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21 Selfies with Santa- Historical Society of Lee's Summit & Museum
Nov 30 and Dec 14 Breakfast with Santa- Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Dec 6 Sar-Ko Aglow- Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Dec 6 Santa’s Wonderland: Gillham Park
Dec 6 Parkville Christmas on the River 2019- Main Street Parkville
Dec 6 Holiday Lights & Festive Sights- Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center- Mission
Dec 7 Trek with Santa 2019- Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Dec 7 Christmas in Whoville - Cookies and Cocoa with Santa- Aldergate Life
Dec 7 and 13 Candy Land Christmas- Downtown Smithville
Dec 7 and 14 Breakfast with Santa- Flint Hills Discovery Center
Dec 14 Winter Wonder Week Celebration- Downtown Overland Park
Dec 14 Breakfast with Santa- Gardner Parks and Recreation
Dec 14 Visit Santa- Oak Creek Nursery
Dec 15 Tour with Father Christmas- The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Dec 14-15 Santa's Express- The National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame
Dec 21 Breakfast With Santa- Linwood YMCA


Old-Time Christmas

Nov 23 Christmas in the Country- Historic Mt. Gilead Church
Nov 29- Dec 31 EBT Santa's Countdown to Christmas- Crown Center Shops
Nov 29- Dec 30 1919 Holiday Celebrations- 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum
Nov 29- Dec 30 Victorian Seasons Greetings- Vaile Victorian Mansion
Nov 30 Lanesfield School Country Christmas
Dec 7 23nd Annual a Visit from St. Nicholas- Shoal Creek
Dec 7 Lawrence Christmas Parade
Dec 7 A Christmas Celebration- Missouri Town 1855
Dec 7 Christmas Open House- Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site 
Dec 14  Fort Osage by Candlelight


Light Displays

Nov 23- Dec 31 (select Nights) WinterFest- Worlds of Fun
Nov 26- Jan 5 Lee’s Summit Magic Tree
Nov 27- Dec 31 Christmas in the Park- Frank White Softball Complex
Nov 28- Jan 1 Christmas Place- Overland Park
Nov 29- Jan 5 Festival of Lights- Powell Gardens
Nov 29- Dec 14 Luminary Walk-  Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Dec 6- 15 Liberty Light Show 2019- Pleasant Valley Baptist Church


Living Nativities

Dec 14 Living Nativity at KC Pumpkin Patch- Olathe
Dec 15 Journey Through Bethlehem with Live Nativity- Good Shepherd Gladstone


Holiday Theatre

Nov 5- Dec 29 A Charlie Brown Christmas- The Coterie
Nov 19 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker- Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 22- Dec 29 A Christmas Carol- Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Nov 23- Dec 28 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Theatre For Young America
Nov 26 A Christmas Carol-LIVE!- Blue Springs South
Dec 3 Night Before Christmas Carol- Antioch Branch
Dec 5- 24 Kansas City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Dec 13-14 Mystery of Christmas 2019- Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre & School
Dec 14 A Christmas Carol- Woodneath Library Center
Dec 17 A Magical Cirque Christmas- Kansas City Convention Center


Holiday Concerts

Nov 24 Kauffman Center Special Event Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Nov 27 23rd Annual Christmas in the Sky- Longview Lake Beach
Dec 2- 22 Holiday Choirs- Crown Center
Dec 2 and 6 Kansas City Symphony Presents TubaChristmas 2019
Dec 7 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Sprint Center
Dec 7-8 A Kansas City Christmas- Lenexa Baptist Church
Dec 6-8 Handel's Messiah- Kansas City Symphony
Dec 14 The 103rd Messiah In Independence - 2019- Trinity Presbyterian Church
Dec 15 Lanesfield School Christmas Concert
Dec 16 Have Yourself a Millie Little Christmas- Grain Valley
Dec 20- 23 Christmas Festival- Kansas City Symphony
Dec 21 A Charlie Brown Christmas - Ancora Chorale- Trinity Presbyterian Church


Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Day Nov 29 Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm- Kansas City
  Christmas Ranch Tree Farm- Excelsior Springs
  Evening Star Pines- Eudora
  Fulk Farms- Platte City
  Midland Holiday Pines- Shawnee Mission
  Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm- Independence
  Reindeer Lane- Trimble
  Schweizer Orchards- Saint Joseph
  Wilderson Tree Farm- Basehor


Ice Skating

Opens Nov 1- Mid March  Crown Center Ice Terrace
  Independence Community Rink
  KC Ice Center
  Line Creek Community Center
  Bode Sports Complex- St. Joseph
Nov 15- Feb 17 The Ice at Park Place- Leawood



Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 22 Best Little Arts and Crafts Show- Roger T. Sermon Community Center- Independence
Nov 29- 30 A Very Merry Market: Gifts, Giving & Good Cheer- Historic City Market
Dec 6 Tis the Season Art & Craft Show- The Pavilion at John Knox Village
Dec 7 Shawnee Christkindlmarkt
Dec 14 Cookie Walk & Holiday Festival- Good Shepherd North Oak
Dec 14 Farmers Market Holiday Mart- Downtown Lee's Summit


New Year's Eve

Dec 31 Family New Year's Eve- Flint Hills Discovery Center 
Dec 31 Kid Fest: New Year's Eve Masquerade- Mid-Continent Public Library - Smithville Branch
Dec 31 Kid Fest: New Year's Eve Midday Countdown- Mid-Continent Public Library - Boardwalk Branch



Nov 12- Jan 2 Dreaming of a Retro Xmas - Exhibit- Johnson Country Museum
Nov 16- Dec 27 The Polar Express Train Ride- Midland Railway
Nov 23 Holidays Come Alive at Historic Union Station
Nov 23- Jan 5 Laser Nutcracker- Science City
Nov 23- Jan 5 Laser Holiday Magic- Science City
Nov 28 90th Annual Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony- Country Club Plaza
Dec 6, 13, 20 Mickey & Minnie Christmas- Giggles-N-Jiggles Family Fun Center
Dec 7 Candy Cane Hunt- Excelsior Springs
Dec 7 Smithville 4th Annual Community Lighted Christmas Parade
Dec 7 Mayor's Christmas Carnival- Independence
Dec 10 Family Night with Santa Cow- Chick-fil-A Liberty
Dec 12 Grinch Candy Cane Hunt- Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center- Mission
Dec 13 Kids Night Out- Holiday Hearts- Linwood YMCA
Dec 18- 22 Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train at Union Station
Dec 21 Mr. Stinky Feet's Christmas- Oak Grove


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