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The Top Kansas City Holiday Light Displays in 2023

Experience the enchanting magic of the holiday season with the top Holiday light displays in Kansas City. Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as dazzling lights twinkle and dance, transforming the city into a festive spectacle. Here's a curated list of the most captivating Holiday light displays that promise to fill your heart with joy and ignite the spirit of the season. Vote for your favorite. Don't see it, feel free to add it.

Kansas City Plaza Lights: Your Guide to the Plaza Lighting

The Plaza Lighting is one of the biggest events of the year in Kansas City. Thousands of people pack the Plaza. Here’s how you can make the most of the night.

Holiday Reflections at Union Station

Union Station expands and adds to its magical “Holiday Reflections” walk-thru holiday village. This spectacular themed experience fills Union Station’s massive Grand Plaza and features sky-reaching lights, dozens of decorated trees, forest friends and giant, floating mirrored ornaments PLUS a bigger-than-ever Rudy’s Wonderland where kids can ride the historic Jones Store Train (Mini Holiday Express Train). Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with brilliant sights and sounds as only Kansas City’s historic home can deliver.

Winter Magic | Christmas Lights in Kansas City, MO

A world of winter wonder awaits you with Kansas City's unique and festive Christmas party drive-through — Winter Magic!

Christmas Lights Drive-thru in Kansas City, KS near Legends

Holiday Light and Magic is a WINTERrifically magical holiday light display you’ll ever Blitzen seen! A must-try when you're in Kansas!

Kansas City Pumpkin Farm Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights

New traditions grow here. Join us for a Kansas City Holiday light show featuring thousands of dazzling lights, displays, photo ops and more. Santa Claus and “The Mean One” will also be at the Farm!

Christmas light maze and village in Kansas City

Escape to the world’s largest illuminated winter wonderland in Kansas City, KS. Experience Enchant at Legends Field this holiday season!

Knights of Lights - Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS-Experience a Renaissance winter wonderland with whole family with dazzling holiday light displays, food, and entertainment

Electric Glow - The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park

Enjoy a low-key version of the Luminary Walk where only the electric lights are on. No Santa, no candlelit woods, no musicians, no free cider, no trains running, and NO CROWDS. Capacity will be significantly limited on these nights, making them ideal for wandering through the lighted gardens and studying the intricate gnome and fairy houses. Cafe Celeste will be open in LongHouse, selling hot beverages and snacks, as well as adult beverages.

Evergy Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens glows in the middle of winter with our breathtaking light display at our holiday event, Festival of Lights.

Sar-Ko Aglow - City of Lenexa

Sar-Ko Aglow in Lenexa is one of the Kansas City metro’s best holiday light displays. Miles of light strands and thousands of colorful bulbs brighten this favorite park each winter. Take a nighttime stroll around Rose’s Pond during December and January to view the stunning spectacle and its reflections on the water.

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane

The Farmstead is closed, but the holidays are alive at Deanna Rose! Join the Farmstead for a light show synchronized to your favorite holiday and movie music. Tune in to 90.5 Rose FM to hear your favorite holiday songs and movie music as you watch the spectacular show. Please turn off your vehicle’s lights while watching the show. Bring some cocoa, cookies and blankets as you view the lights and hear the music from the warmth of your car in the Farmstead’s parking lot. The display is at the main entrance of the Farmstead.

36th Annual Christmas In The Park - Jackson County MO

Now in its 36th year, this magical winter wonderland features more than half million lights and 200 animated displays, all designed and built entirely in-house by our talented crews! Your drive to the Longview Lake Campground begins at the Frank White Jr., Softball Complex. Admission is free. This year's voluntary exit donations will benefit 40 local charities.


Bradshaw Christmas Light Show in Overland Park

Another attraction to add to your Kansas City Christmas lights adventure in Overland Park is the Bradshaw Street Christmas Light Show. While it is a more recent display, it is just as impressive as some of the more well-known ones.

The display encompasses an entire cul-de-sac of homes. Be sure to tune in to 99.9 FM once you enter the neighborhood as many of the lights are synchronized to the music and be sure to check out the talking Christmas tree!

13812 Bradshaw in Overland Park, Kansas

Christmas Card Lane is an entire subdivision of homes with extravagant Christmas decorations, tied together thematically by giant Christmas cards with greetings from each family. Over 200 hundred homes are decorated with Christmas lights and luminaries.


Altasciences (formerly Vince & Associates) 10103 Metcalf Avenue

The best place to view the 200,000 light Altasciences (formerly Vince & Associates) animated Christmas music and light display is from the parking lot of Emmanuel Baptist Church, across Metcalf. Tune your radio to 97.1 FM. Although this building looks like it is an insurance agency or similar office, Altasciences does pre clinical or laboratory research for pharmaceutical companies.
10103 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212


Christmas Place - Terrace Place Subdivision

Since 1992, the 23 homes of these two streets in the Terrace Place subdivision have been creating Christmas Place. These homes are coordinated with all keeping the same theme, rather than individually standing out. Pulling into the subdivision is like walking through an enchanted forest. There is a feeling of being inside this display that adds to the wonder and isn't captured in the photo. Cindy Lou Corley started the tradition by providing lighted candy canes to every home. Cindy died about 18 years later from breast cancer but the celebration continues.
8705 W 131st Place, Overland Park, Kansas 66213


1200 Christmas Card Lane in Olathe

For generations Mission Ridge subdivision in Olathe had nearly 200 homes decorated for Christmas and was a destination for families and tours known as Christmas Card Lane. Each home had a large "Christmas Card" in the yard with a message from the household. Those days are long gone, but the homes around 1200 Christmas Card Lane at the corner of Sunset Drive and Frontier Lane are still very nicely decorated. Check out the animated sign in from of 1263 Frontier Lane along the way.
1200 Frontier Lane, Olathe, Kansas 66062


Quivira Woods in Shawnee

Most homes in the Quivira Woods neighborhood in northwest Shawnee combine to decorate for Christmas. There have long been several large displays, but starting in 2020 they went all out and many homes feature blow molds and handmade cutouts which are drawn freehand by Bill Barkemeyer. In 2023 the displays run December 1st to January 5th. On Saturday December 16th 6-8 PM there is a Christmas Light drive through with Santa & Mrs. Claus, goodies and collecting can goods & donations for the Desoto Food Bank.
4636 Woodstock Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218


Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe

Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe has an attractive modest sized animated light and music display which is free standing and we can find no address. Fortunately, you drive right past it going to the display before this. It is new to the tour in 2023. Music is broadcast on 98.7 FM, but there is a small storage structure which also has speakers. There is a small parking area so it is easy to pull off and watch as two small trees and two large light bulbs narrate the program.
Shadow Glen Golf Club, Olathe, Kansas 66061


Williams Christmas Lights in Shawnee

After taking 2020 off, the Williams Family Holiday Program it returned in 2021. It has been at this address since 2012 and was in Overland Park for 10 years before that. In 2018 there were 430 channels of computer control in use and over 40,000 lights. This is one of the best shows we have seen and has its own web site. Contributions are accepted for Kansas City Rescue Mission. Tune your car radio to 99.9 FM from 5:30 - 10:30 PM.
6321 Millbrook Avenue, Shawnee, Kansas 66218


Christmas in the Park in Gardner

In addition to the light display at Gardner's 33rd Annual Christmas in the Park, the 2023 holiday kicks off with the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Monday, November 26 at 7 PM at Cornerstone Park. Seasonal music will be performed by area school children. The event includes a Christmas time message from Mayor Todd Winters and Santa's arrival. Santa's Workshop opens following the Lighting Ceremony and repeats December 4 from 4-5:30 PM.
Cornerstone Park - 215 North Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030