101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Kansas City - 2022 | Kids Out and About Kansas City

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Kansas City - 2022

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 12, 2022 Legendary Tree Lighting - Legends Outlets
Nov 18, 2022 Tree Lighting Ceremony - Ward Parkway
Nov 18, 2022 Mayor's Tree Lighting 2022 - Downtown Lee's Summit
Nov 18, 2022 Mayor's Holiday Festival - Downtown Overland Park
Nov 18, 2022 Santa's Village - Independence Uptown Market
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Visits with Santa - Oak Park Mall
Nov 19, 2022 Holiday Season Premiere - Park Place
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Strolling Santa and Carolers - Park Place
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2022 Santa Paws: Pet Photos with Santa - Oak Park Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Santa's Gingerbread Station - Crown Center
Nov 26, 2022 Santa and Holiday Friend - Merchant Square
Nov 28, 2022 Christmas in the Park/Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony - Cornerstone Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 28, 2022 Santa's Workshop - Gardner Parks and Recreation
Dec 2, 2022 Sar-Ko Aglow Lighting Ceremony - Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Dec 2, 2022 Parkville Christmas on the River 2022 - Main Street Parkville 
Dec 2, 2022 PJ Party with Santa - Zona Rosa
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Merriam Community Center
Dec 3, 2022 Visit Santa! - Oak Creek Nursery
Dec 3, 2022 Photos with Santa - Cornerstone Park
Dec 3 and Dec 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Flint Hills Discovery Center
Dec 6, 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Blue Springs City Hall
Multiple dates starting Dec 6, 2022 Cookies with Santa - Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Dec 10, 2022 Santa Storytime - Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center
Dec 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Gardner Parks and Recreation 
Dec 11, 2022 Visit Santa Outside at his Raytown Workshop
Dec 17, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Kansas City Automotive Museum

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 10, 2022 Olde World Christmas NightTime Tours - Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2022 Christmas Tours - Bingham-Waggoner Estate
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Victorian Jolly Christmas - Vaile Victorian Mansion
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Open House - Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site  
Dec 3, 2022 Lawrence Christmas Parade
Dec 3, 2022 An 1855 Christmas Celebration - Missouri Town 1855
Dec 10, 2022  Candelight Tour - Fort Osage

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 2022 Lee’s Summit Magic Tree
Multiple dates starting Nov 10, 2022 Festival of Lights - Powell Gardens
Nov 12, 2022 Holiday Lighting Ceremony - The Village at Briarcliff
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2022 Holiday Reflections - Kansas City Union Station
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 35th Annual Christmas in the Park - Frank White Softball Complex
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Luminary Walk -  Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Knights of Lights 2022 - The Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Dec 1, 2022 Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting - The View
Dec 2, 2022 Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting - Olathe Community Center
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 Sar-Ko Aglow - Sar Ko Par Trails Park

  

Holiday Theatre

Nov 13, 2022 Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show - Cable Dahmer Arena
Multiple dates starting Nov 15, 2022 A Charlie Brown Christmas - The Coterie Theatre
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 A Christmas Carol - Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Multiple dates staring Nov 26, 2022 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Theatre For Young America
Dec 4 & 11, 2022 The Jewish Nutcracker - The Lewis & Shirley White Theatre at The J
Multiple dates starting Dec 7, 2022 Kansas City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
Dec 16 - 18, 2022 Mystery of Christmas 2022 - Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre & School

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 23, 2022 Christmas in the Sky - Longview Lake Beach
Multiple dates starting Nov 28, 2022 Holiday Choirs - Crown Center
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 A Kansas City Christmas - Lenexa Baptist Church
Dec 4, 2022 Journey to the Light: A Season for Giving Concert
Dec 9, 2022 TubaChristmas 2022 - Crown Center
Dec 9-11, 2022 Kansas City Symphony Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec 10, 2022 Holiday Concert at the Village Presbyterian Church on Antioch
Dec 11, 2022 Holiday Concert - Rezound! Handbell Ensemble
Dec 15, 2022 Kansas City Symphony Present's Christmas Festival
Dec 19, 2022 Spire Chamber Ensemble Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec 21, 2022 Kansas City Symphony Presents Elf™ in Concert Film + Live Orchestra
Dec 26, 2022 Trans-Siberian Orchestra - T-Mobile Center

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 3, 2022 Arrival of the Mayor's Christmas Tree - Crown Center
Opening Nov 20, 2022 Wilderson Tree Farm - Basehor
Opening Nov 20, 2022 Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm - Kansas City
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Evening Star Pines- Eudora
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Reindeer Lane- Trimble 
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Schweizer Orchards - Saint Joseph 
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Fulk's Tree Farm - Platte City
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Midland Holiday Pines- Shawnee Mission
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Christmas Ranch Tree Farm - Excelsior Springs

 

Ice Skating

Multiple dates starting Nov 4, 2022 Crown Center Ice Terrace
Multiple dates starting mid-Nov 2022 The Ice at Park Place
Dec 10, 2022 Skate with Santa - Independence Community Ice Rink
Dec 18, 2022 Chanukah on Ice! - The Ice at Park Place
Multiple dates starting Dec 22, 2022 Frosty Skate - Independence Community Ice Rink
  Independence Community Ice Rink
  KC Ice Center
  Line Creek Community Center
  Bode Ice Arena

 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 3-5, 2022 Christmas Open House - Petals & Potpourri
Nov 4 & 5, 2022 Holiday Art & Craft Show - The Pavilion at John Knox Village
Nov 5, 2022 KC Local Holiday Market 2022 - Thompson Barn
Nov 6, 2022 Holiday Open House - The Old Mango
Nov 12, 2022 Holiday Craft Fair - The View
Nov 17, 2022 Christkindl at Moonlight Market
Nov 17-20, 2022 Holiday Boutique - Overland Park Convention Center
Nov 18 & 19, 2022 Best Little Arts and Crafts Show - Roger T. Sermon Community Center
Nov 19, 2022 10th Annual Holiday Art Market - Academie Lafayette 
Nov 19 & 20, 2022 Mistletowne Market 2022 - North Kansas City Parks and Recreation
Nov 19 & Dec 17, 2022 Holiday Farmers Market - City of Lenexa
Nov 20, 2022 Holiday Kid Makers Market - City of Lenexa
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Merry Market - The City Market
Nov 26, 2022 Holiday Market - Park Place
Nov 26, 2022 Annual Holiday Market - Farrand Farms
Dec 2 & 3, 2022 'Tis the Season Art & Craft Show - The Pavilion at John Knox Village
Dec 10, 2022 Farmers Market Holiday Mart - Downtown Lee's Summit 
Dec 18, 2022 Uptown Holiday Market - Independence Uptown Market

 

Hanukkah

Nov 22, 2022 Mommy and Me: Chanukah Week 1 - Chabad of Leawood
Nov 29, 2022 Mommy and Me: Chanukah Week 2 - Chabad of Leawood
Dec 18, 2022 Menorah Lighting & Hanukkah Celebration - The New Reform Temple
Dec 18, 2022 Hanukkah Glow Party - Social Hall at the J
Dec 18, 2022 Chanukah on Ice! - The Ice at Park Place
Dec 19, 2022 Chanukah at City Hall! - Leawood City Hall

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 Family New Year's Eve - Flint Hills Discovery Center 
Dec 31, 2022 Wonder Eve: A "Noon Year's Eve" Party - Wonderscope

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 6, 2022 Holiday Make & Take - Board & Brush Lenexa
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle  
Nov 21, 2022 Tweens DIY: Holiday Decor - Merriam Community Center
Nov 24, 2022 93rd Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony - Country Club Plaza 
Nov 25, 2022 Family Day Paint Party: Huggable Tangled Moose - Pinot's Palette Olathe
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 EBT Santa's Countdown to Christmas - Crown Center
Nov 29, 2022 Holiday Platter Sets - Ceramic Cafe
Dec 2, 2022 Christmas in the Courtyard - Merriam Community Center
Dec 3, 2022 Swimming In A Winter Wonderland - Olathe Community Center
Dec 7, 2022 Winter Solstice Torch-Lit Hike - George Owens Nature Park
Dec 10, 2022 Sugar Plum Fairy Children's Ball - Kansas City Ballet
Dec 10, 2022 A Very Merry Christmas - Majors Barn
Dec 17, 2022 The Great Candy Cane Hunt - Olathe Community Center
Dec 17, 2022 Brunch with Santa - Blue Springs Parks and Recreation
Dec 17, 2022 *SOLD OUT* Winter Solstice Celebration - Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center
Dec 18, 2022 2022 Great Santa Run 5K & Little Elves Fun Run - KC Running Company
Dec 18, 2022 Family Day: Snoopy Christmas - Pinot's Palette Olathe

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