ACTIVITIES

The Kansas City Museum – Now Open

The historic Kansas City Museum is officially open Thursday-Sunday!

Union Station – Throughout Holiday Season

Union Station is doing it all this holiday season! From showings of classic holiday movies such as Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, to a holiday express train ride for the kids, to a magical walk-thru village, there are plenty of unique experiences for you and your loved ones to enjoy. They will also feature their classic holiday experiences such as the largest indoor holiday tree, letters to Santa, and so much more!

Putt Putt Turkey Strut – Nov. 4, 2021

Play 9 holes of putt putt and explore Downtown Leavenworth!

Crown Center Ice Terrace – Opens November 5, 2021

Open until January, Crown Center Ice Terrace is the most popular public outdoor ice-skating rink. After you’re done skating, grab a bit to eat at one of the many restaurants in the Downtown area.

Fall Swing – Nov. 6, 2021

Make your way to the Weston Red Barn Farm to check out work by local artists while enjoying the fall festivities. There will be farm animals, cider donuts, hayrides, pumpkins, and more, so bring the whole family!

KCK Day of the Dead Celebration! – Nov. 6, 2021

Enjoy fantastic food, art, live performances, and a parade to celebrate and honor your loved ones.

Veteran’s Day Parade – Nov. 11, 2021

The 102nd annual Leavenworth County Veteran’s Day Parade is the oldest in the nation.

The Nutcracker Ball – Nov. 20, 2021

This celebration of the beginning of the holiday season takes place at the Lowes Kansas City Hotel in Downtown Kansas City.

KC Holiday Lights Tour – Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 2021

Take a ride on one of Kansas City’s authentic old-time trolleys and listen to holiday music as you tour the best holiday lights that KC has to offer!

Kansas City Turkey Trot – Nov. 25, 2021

Kansas City’s annual Turkey Trot! Start at Arrowhead Stadium to begin your 5k or 8k trot to the finish line where Donut King donuts will be waiting for you! (If Arrowhead is a bit too far for you, there are many other Turkey Trots to choose from! Check them all out here)

Holiday Swing – Nov. 26-Dec. 19, 2021

Head to The City Market Friday-Sunday this holiday season and check out the open-air European-style holiday market. Find unique gifts while enjoying food, drinks, entertainment, and beautiful decor!

Christmas on the River – Dec. 3, 2021

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Parkville at Parkville Christmas on the river!

A Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855 – Dec. 4, 2021

Explore 19th century Christmas traditions while decorating historic homes and caroling!

Reindeer Romp – Dec. 4, 2021

Come play reindeer games and meet Rudolph himself!

Van Gogh Alive – until Dec. 31, 2021

“Starlight and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art present Van Gogh Alive. Created by Grande Experiences,  this large-scale, immersive multi-sensory experience will entertain the whole family. Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this.”

NYE Live! – Dec. 31, 2021

Head to the Power & Light District for Kansas City’s biggest New Year’s Eve party! All-inclusive packages include party favors, confetti cannons, champagne, and more!

 

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Winter Magic – Nov. 2, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

Head over to Camp Lake of the Woods in Swope Park to check out the mile long drive thru lights display highlighting some iconic Kansas City scenes.

Festival of Lights – Nov. 11-Dec. 30, 2021

Take in the sight of over 20 miles of holiday lights at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, MO. Grab a hot drink and explore the many light installations, giant snow globe, or magic tree wrapped in over 3.5 miles of lights. Don’t forget to visit Santa’s reindeer before delivering your wish list at the Children’s Garden!

Legendary Tree Lighting – Nov. 13, 2021

This tree lighting ceremony at the Legends Outlets features plenty of fun activities such as a live concert, prize giveaways, face painting, balloon animals, Christmas characters, and photos with Santa!

Northern Lights – Nov. 20, 2021

This holiday tree lighting at Zona Rosa Shopping Center will feature local bands, hot drinks, and an appearance by Santa himself to light the tree!

Christmas in the Sky – Nov. 24, 2021

Holiday show featuring 100’s of singers and dancers with a fireworks show for the grand finale!

Christmas in the Park – Nov. 24-Dec. 31, 2021

Featuring over half a million lights and 175 animated displays, this spectacle at Longview Lake is as beautiful as it is charitable. Voluntary donations at the exit have raised over $1 million for local charities!

Plaza Lights – Nov. 25, 2021-January 2022

One of the most beloved KC holiday traditions, the Plaza lighting ceremony will take place from 5:00-8:00 on the evening of Thanksgiving and the lights will stay up until mid-January.

KC Winter Wonderland – Nov. 26-Dec. 19, 2021

KC Wine Co & KC Pumpkin Patch will be transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season featuring drinks, food, s’mores, and a walk-thru holiday light experience. Check it out Friday-Sunday this holiday season!

Mayor’s Christmas Tree – Nov. 26, 2021-Jan. 3, 2022

The 100-foot-tall tree, one of the tallest in the nation, will be illuminated at a ceremony featuring the Kansas City Chorale at Crown Center the day after Thanksgiving and remain lit until early January.

The Soul of Santa – Dec. 3-4 & 10-11, 2021

This Christmas tree lighting ceremony will feature special guest speakers and musical performances, plus community breakfasts and toy giveaways!

 

SHOPPING

Christmas Open House – Nov. 4-6, 2021

Check out the Liberty or the Blue Springs location of Petals & Potpourri to get special deals on boutique holiday gifts!

Nell Hill’s Holiday Open House – Nov. 5-7, 2021

Sip a holiday spritzer while you shop at this beautiful lifestyle store in Briarcliff Shopping Center.

Vintage Market Days of Kansas City presents “Oh, What Fun!” – Nov. 5-7, 2021

“Please join us November 5 – 7 at our location right off I-29 & 72nd Street in the Northland, Kansas City! Vintage Market Days is an upscale market featuring local, regional and national vendors showcasing original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, yummy consumables, food trucks and all things upcycled, refurbished, resused and lovely!”

The KC Local Holiday Market – Nov. 6, 2021

Shop a wide variety of local vendors at the first KC Local Holiday market at the beautiful Thompson Barn in Lenexa.

Leavenworth’s Holiday Open House – Nov. 6, 2021

This annual event has everything from an ornament hunt, carriage rides, music, food tastings, and early shopping opportunities!

Festival of Trees – Nov. 6-23, 2021

Take in the sights of beautifully decorated trees as you shop!

Stuff Your Stocking – Nov. 6-Dec. 22, 2021

Pick up a stocking at a participating store and fill it with holiday goodies!

Lake Quivera Holiday Bazaar – Nov. 12-13, 2021

This annual festival features 40 local vendors selling boutique goods such as home decor, jewelry, clothing/accessories, and other great gifts! Holiday entertainment is free in the clubhouse, and the bar will be open to the public during event hours!

Wine Walk & Christmas Market – November 13, 2021

Enjoy sipping on wine as you stroll through the Christmas Market in the heart of Smithville Main Street District, Courtyard Park. Weston Tobacco and Chops BBQ will be there selling their goods as well. All proceeds go to Smithville Main Street District!

Holiday Boutique – Nov. 18-21, 2021

Head to the Overland Park Convention Center for all of your holiday shopping needs from home decor to the perfect gift.

Holiday Pop-Up – Nov. 20-21, 2021

Shop local this holiday season at The EGG in Independence Plaza. Enjoy the live music while you shop and bring the kids to get their face painted!

Sip and Shop – Nov. 27, 2021

Belvoir Winery in Liberty, MO is hosting their 11th annual sip and shop! Get you holiday shopping done early, while enjoying a drink.

Winter Wine Walk – Dec. 2, 2021

Holiday shopping with a wine tasting!

 

SHOWS

The SpongeBob Musical – Nov. 4, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

‘A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners… One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters… Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The undersea town of Bikini Bottom! Inhabited by an ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors: Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and even Plankton! Their pleasant existence is interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous will erupt within the next 48 hours and obliterate Bikini Bottom.  SpongeBob powerfully proves to one and all that optimism really can save the world, and shows everybody that he is not “just a simple sponge.”’

Elf the Musical – Nov. 12-14, 2021

This classic Christmas movie hits the stage this holiday season! Presented by First Act Theater Arts.

Straight No Chaser – Nov. 17, 2021

This classic a cappella group is well known for covering a wide variety of genres, but they are perhaps best known for their Christmas music!

A Christmas Carol – Nov. 19-Dec. 26, 2021

Presented by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the performance of this timeless Christmas classic has been a Kansas City tradition for over 40 years.

The Nutcracker – Dec. 3-24, 2021

The Kansas City Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker is a longtime holiday favorite!

 

SPORTS

CHIEFS

Green Bay Packers – Sunday Nov. 7, 2021

@ Las Vegas Raiders – Sunday Nov. 14, 2021

Dallas Cowboys – Sunday Nov. 21, 2021

Denver Broncos – Sunday Dec. 5, 2021

Las Vegas Raiders – Sunday Dec. 12, 2021

Los Angeles Chargers – Thursday Dec. 16, 2021

Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday Dec. 26, 2021

SPORTING KC

Austin FC – Wednesday Nov. 3, 2021

@ Real Salt Lake – Sunday Nov. 7, 2021

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Hall of Fame Classic/Hall of Fame Weekend – Nov. 22-23, 2021

“Hosted by The College Basketball Hall of Fame, this tournament at T-Mobile Center kicks off a new season of collegiate basketball competition. On the same weekend, six to eight basketball players and coaches from around the country are inducted in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame each year.” 

 

Not sure where to start? Use this map to find the events in your area!

 

Happy Holidays from The MOJO Team!