101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Kansas City - 2021 | Kids Out and About Kansas City

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Kansas City - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Kansas City's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 19, 2021 Mayor's Holiday Festival - Downtown Overland Park
Nov 20, 2021 Strolling Santa and Carolers - Park Place
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Season Premiere - Park Place
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Santa Saturdays (with Dickens Carolers) - Park Place
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Visits with Santa - Oak Park Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Santa's Gingerbread Station - Crown Center
Nov 30, Dec 2 & Dec 14, 2021 Cookies with Santa - Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Nov 29 & Dec 12, 2021 Santa's Workshop - Gardner Parks and Recreation
Nov 30 and Dec 2, 2021 Cookies with Santa- Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Sar-Ko Aglow - Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Dec 3, 2021 Parkville Christmas on the River 2021 - Main Street Parkville 
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Santa's Express in Lights - The National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame 
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Kansas City Automotive Museum
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Merriam Community Center
Dec 4, 2021 Visit Santa! - Oak Creek Nursery
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas in Whoville: Cookies and Cocoa with Santa - Aldergate Life
Dec 4, 2021 Santa is Coming to Eileen's in Liberty!
Dec 4, 2021 Pictures with Santa - Grinter Place Friends, Inc.
Dec 4 & 5, 2021 Meet Santa - Kansas City Zoo
Dec 4 and Dec 10, 2021 Candy Land Christmas - Downtown Smithville
Dec 4 and Dec 10, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Flint Hills Discovery Center
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Gardner Parks and Recreation 
Dec 12, 2021 Santa Drive By Visit
Dec 13 - 18, 2021 Winter Wonder Week Celebration - Downtown Overland Park
Dec 18, 2021 Breakfast With Santa - Linwood YMCA

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021  Victorian Fashionable Christmas - Vaile Victorian Mansion
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Tours - Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Tours - Vaile Mansion
Dec 3, 2021 Living Windows - The Independence Square
Dec 4, 2021 Lawrence Christmas Parade
Dec 4, 2021 A Christmas Celebration - Missouri Town 1855
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Open House - Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site 
Dec 11, 2021  Candelight Tour - Fort Osage

 

Light Displays

Nov 13, 2021 Holiday Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks Display - The Village at Briarcliff
Multiple dates starting Nov 2021 Lee’s Summit Magic Tree
Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 Christmas in the Park - Frank White Softball Complex
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2021 Christmas Place- Overland Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2021 Festival of Lights - Powell Gardens
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Luminary Walk -  Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Dec 2, 2021 Mayor's Tree Lighting - The View
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Liberty Light Show 2021 - Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Sar-Ko Aglow - Sar Ko Par Trails Park
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Santa's Express in Lights - The National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame

  

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 A Christmas Carol - Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Multiple dates staring Nov 26, 2021 The Elves and the Shoemaker - Theatre For Young America
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Puppet Show: Coming Up Christmas - Puppetry Arts Institute
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Kansas City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Dec 17 - 19, 2021 Mystery of Christmas 2021 - Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre & School
Dec 21, 2021 A Magical Cirque Christmas- Kansas City Convention Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 24, 2021 Christmas in the Sky - Longview Lake Beach
Multiple dates starting Nov 29, 2021 Holiday Choirs - Crown Center
Dec 4, 2021 Light Beyond Shadow: A Season for Giving Concert
Dec 7, 2021 The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents Hallelujah Holidays - Kauffman Center
Dec 29, 2021 Trans-Siberian Orchestra - T-Mobile Center
Dec 4 & 5, 2021 A Kansas City Christmas - Lenexa Baptist Church
Dec 6, 2021 Canadian Brass Holiday Concert - Harriman-Jewell Series
Dec 10 - 12, 2021 Handel's Messiah- Kansas City Symphony
Dec 12, 2021 Spirit of Independence Concert Band Holiday Concert - Truman Memorial Building
Dec 16 - 19, 2021 Christmas Festival - Kansas City Symphony
Dec 22 - 24, 2021 Home Alone Film + Live Orchestra - Kansas City Symphony

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 4, 2021 Arrival of the Mayor's Christmas Tree - Crown Center
Opening Nov 21, 2021  Wilderson Tree Farm - Basehor
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm- Kansas City
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Evening Star Pines- Eudora
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Reindeer Lane- Trimble 
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Schweizer Orchards- Saint Joseph 
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Fulk's Tree Farm - Platte City
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Midland Holiday Pines- Shawnee Mission
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Christmas Ranch Tree Farm - Excelsior Springs
  Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm - Independence

 

Ice Skating

Multiple dates starting Nov 5, 2021 Crown Center Ice Terrace
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2021 The Ice at Park Place
  Independence Community Rink
  KC Ice Center
  Line Creek Community Center
  Bode Ice Arena

 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 4-6, 2021 Christmas Open House - Petals & Potpourri
Nov 5 and 6, 2021 Holiday Art & Craft Show - The Pavilion at John Knox Village 
Nov 13, 2021 Holiday Artisan Makers Market - The Roasterie Coffee Factory
Nov 18-21, 2021 KC Holiday Boutique - Overland Park Convention Center
Nov 19 & 20, 2021 Best Little Arts and Crafts Show - Roger T. Sermon Community Center
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Hoopla 2021 - Oakhill Day School
Nov 20, 2021 9th Annual Holiday Art Market - Academie Lafayette 
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Merry Market - The City Market
Nov 27, 2021 Farmers Market Holiday Mart - Downtown Lee's Summit 
Nov 27, 2021 Shop Small Saturday - Park Place
Dec 4, 2021 Christkindlmarkt - City of Shawnee
Dec 11, 2021 Uptown Holiday Market - Independence Uptown Market

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 Family New Year's Eve- Flint Hills Discovery Center 

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 25, 2021 2021 Annual Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony - Country Club Plaza 
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 EBT Santa's Countdown to Christmas - Crown Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 KC Bricklab "Holiday Movies thru the Years" - Union Station Kansas City
Nov 28, 2021 Deck the Halls - RiverPark Church
Nov 29, 2021 Christmas in the Park - Gardner Parks and Recreation
Dec 2, 2021 Carols & Cocoa - Hope Lutheran Church & School
Dec 3, 2021 Tree Lighting Spectacular! - Presented by Dell's Powersports
Dec 3, 2021 Christmas in the Courtyard - Merriam Community Center
Dec 3, 2021 Supper with Santa - Blue Springs Parks and Recreation
Dec 4, 2021 Smithville 4th Annual Community Lighted Christmas Parade 
Dec 4 and Dec 10, 2021 Candyland Christmas 2021 - Smithville Chamber
Dec 8, 2021 Winter Solstice Torch-Lit Hike - George Owens Nature Park
Dec 10, 2021 Ghosts of Christmas Past Tours - Vaile Mansion
Dec 10-12, 2021 Road to Bethlehem 2021 - Red Bridge Baptist Church
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday Party! - Pet Supplies Plus Lenexa
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday Extravaganza - United by Creativity
Dec 12, 2021 Great Santa Run 5K and Lil' Elves Kids Run
Dec 18, 2021 Winter Solstice Celebration - Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center
Dec 18, 2021 Christmas Family Fun Day - Majors Barn

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