Best Events Happening in Kansas City

Holidays in Kansas City

Here in the Heart of America, holiday magic is waiting for you. Lights glow. Trees sparkle. And KC-made goods promise something perfect for everyone on your list. Start making plans to make your season bright.

2020 Country Club Plaza Lights

Kansas City Plaza Lights

Celebrated as one of the country’s top holiday displays, the Plaza Lights return to the Country Club Plaza for the 94th year. Access information on this year’s lighting ceremony and ways to soak in the sights all season long.

Holiday Events Happening in Kansas City

Holiday Events in KC

Displays of brilliant lights, once-a-year performances and much more—see how Kansas City is celebrating this year, from live shows on every stage to open-air shopping extravaganzas.

Where to find holiday lights in kansas city

Where to Find Holiday Lights

In Kansas City, the most wonderful time of the year means the arrival of towering trees and shimmering lights stretching as far as the eye can see. Here’s where to find some of the season’s most remarkable sights.


9 Festive KC Holiday Districts

Sightseeing, shopping, celebrating or something in between, savor the season in nine of KC’s most entertaining holiday hubs. 

Shopping in Kansas City

Shopping in Kansas City

Source craft goods and luxury fashion statements alongside antique picking and one-of-a-kind souvenirs to truly taste the retail experience in Kansas City.

Ice Skating at Crown Center

Kansas City Winter Sports Guide

Embrace the chill of the winter season with some of Kansas City’s most entertaining winter thrills, from tubing and skiing to curling and ice skating.

Country Club Plaza Shopping Guide

Country Club Plaza Shopping Guide

Browse storefronts featuring everything from popular fashion brands to stunning local chocolates, all nestled beneath the twinkling Plaza Lights.

Shop the Plaza
Crown Center Shopping Guide

Crown Center Shopping Guide

Take advantage of local shopping, family-friendly dining and entertainment for every taste, all under one roof at Crown Center.

Shop Crown Center
8 Absolutely Essential Kansas City Holiday Experiences

8 Absolutely Essential Kansas City Holiday Experiences

Don’t miss the longstanding traditions and beloved new additions that make the holidays in Kansas City outstanding at every turn.

Join the Tradition
Where to Find Holiday Vibes in KC

Where to Find Holiday Vibes in KC

Spend your season tucked away in KC’s pop-up holiday bars and year-round hotspots that promise an especially cozy experience this time of year.

Feel the Holiday Cheer
9 Places to Find the Perfect Gift in KC

11 Places to Find the Perfect Gift in KC

Looking for gift inspiration? Whether you’re shopping online or making the journey to some of the city’s favorite districts, get started here.

Get Inspired
The 12 Days of KC: A Dozen Local Gift Ideas

The 12 Days of KC: A Dozen Local Gift Ideas

Handcrafted cards, local fashion and artful chocolates make it easy to find something KC-inspired for everyone on your list this season.

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