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Kansas City Christmas Lights – 2016

Posted December 11, 2016 8:20pm by Jane

christmasintheparkThere’s nothing better than driving around with your family in a warm, cozy car to see Kansas City’s Christmas light displays during these cold winter evenings! We’ve rounded up a list of some light exhibits and neighborhoods that are well-known.  Feel free to add to the list in the “Comments” section…and happy viewing!

Kansas City-Area Christmas Light Displays

  • Christmas Card Lane north of 151st around Ridgeview and Frontier (Mission Ridge subdivision) in Olathe, KS
  • Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake Campground on Raytown Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO. Over 300,000 lights!!!christmasinthepark2
  • Legendary Light Show at Legends Outlet Mall: Light show is synchronized to concert-quality holiday music. Every 15 minutes between 5-10pm.
  • “Christmas Place” in the Terrace Place subdivision, 132nd and Antioch, south Overland Park, KS.
  • Paulie’s Penguin Playground–Olathe, KS at Indian Creek Parkway and Mur-Len. This is a sight to see–more blow-up decorations than you ever knew existed!
  • Vince & Associates – 103rd & Metcalf, Overland Park – huge display, coordinated with music!  Park at Emmanuel  Baptist Church across the street for the best views.
  • Mormon Visitors Center, Independence, MO
  • Downtown Marriott – don’t miss the amazing computer-generated facade of the Downtown Marriott hotel!
  • Kryger family, (as in Kryger Glass) 13201 Granada, in Leawood
  • Candy Cane Lane, 7900 block of Outlook Lane, in Prairie Village
  • Musical Christmas Light House, 132nd & Roe, Overland Park
  • Stagecoach Park at 1205 East Kansas City Road in Olathe features 41,000 lights! 5:30-10pm, Monday-Thursday, 5:30-11pm Friday-Sunday

For a great list of Johnson County, KS residential displays, don’t miss Keith’s list at KansasTravel.org (and convenient driving maps) which even includes some photos!

Images courtesy of Jackson County Parks & Rec’s Christmas in the Park.

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Kansas City Christmas Lights – 2014

Posted December 21, 2014 9:33pm by Kiran

 

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Winter break has officially started, and if you’re anything like our family, you find yourselves driving around looking at light displays in the evenings!  We’ve rounded up a list of some neighborhoods that are well-known.  Feel free to add to the list in the “Comments” section!  Happy Driving!

Kansas City-Area Christmas Light Displays

  • Country Club Plaza, KCMO
  • Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Crown Center, KCMO
  • Mormon Visitors Center, Independence, MO
  • Christmas Card Lane (through Jan. 1, 2015) north of 151st around Ridgeview and Frontier (Mission Ridge subdivision) in Olathe, KS.
  • Christmas in the Park (through Dec. 31, 2014. Sun-Thur 5:30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm) at Longview Lake Campground on Raytown Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO. Over 300,000 lights!!!
  • Northern Lights at Zona Rosa (runs throughout the season) at I-29 & Barry Rd. in Kansas City.
  • Legends Outlets features a light show, synchronized to concert-quality holiday music.  Located at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. Through Jan. 2, 2015, every 15 minutes between 5-10pm.
  • Downtown Overland Park, Briarcliff Village (KCMO),  Brookside and Downtown Lee’s Summit have light displays.
  • “Christmas Place” in the Terrace Place subdivision, 132nd and Antioch, south Overland Park, KS.
  • Chicago Street Lights, Blue Springs, MO at Hwy 7 and Walnut. Animated story of Christmas in lights.
  • Paulie’s Penguin Playground–Olathe, KS at Indian Creek Parkway and Mur-Len. This is a sight to see–more blow-up decorations than you ever knew existed!
  • The Deanna Rose Farmstead Light Show- 137th and Switzer, Overland Park, KS.  Nightly through Jan. 3, 2015, 5-10pm. The 38-minute show is synchronized with music. Tune into 98.5 FM to hear holiday music.
  • Vince & Associates – 103rd & Metcalf, Overland Park – huge display, coordinated with music!  Park at Emmanuel  Baptist Church across the street for the best views.
  • Downtown Kansas City – don’t miss the amazing computer-generated facade of the Downtown Marriott hotel!
  • Candy Cane Lane, 79th & Outlook, Prairie Village, KS
  • Hale Christmas House, 3719 NE 34th Terrace, KCMO
  • Kryger family, (as in Kryger Glass) 13201 Granada, in Leawood.

For a great list of Johnson County, KS residential displays, don’t miss Keith’s list at KansasTravel.org (and convenient driving maps) which even includes some photos!

*image via CrownCenter.com

Kansas City Christmas Light Displays – 2009

Posted November 27, 2009 11:06pm by Jane

Kansas City is chock-full of fantastic lighting ceremonies and light displays.  Many of the big ceremonies took place earlier this week, but there are still some good ones to take in! In addition to the larger ceremonies, you might want to load up the family in the car and head to one of the popular neighborhood displays in and around town.  There’s nothing like a little Christmas music on the radio as you look at lights with your family!  If we missed your favorite, shoot it our way and we’ll add it to the list.  Enjoy!

Christmas Card Lane (through Jan. 1, 2010) north of 151st around Ridgeview and Frontier (Mission Ridge subdivision) in Olathe, KS.

Christmas in the Park (through Dec. 31, 2009.   Sun-Thur 5:30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm) at Longview Lake Campground on Raytown Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO.  Over 300,000 lights!!!

Northern Lights at Zona Rosa (runs throughout the season) at I-29 & Barry Rd. in Kansas City (816-587-8180).  Zona Rosa also has the lighted crowns, the Fairy Princess and new this year–the Ice Igloo!

The Legends at Village West (runs through Jan. 5) and features a light show, synchronized to concert-quality holiday music.  Runs every 15 minutes, from 5-10pm.  Also- Check out the new “Santa Experience” next to the Nike Factory.  Located at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas.

Downtown Overland Park, Briarcliff Village (KCMO), Old Town Lenexa, Brookside and Downtown Lee’s Summit have light displays.

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Crown Center – at 100 feet tall, it’s one of the nation’s largest!

“Christmas Place” in the Terrace Place subdivision, 132nd and Antioch, south Overland Park, KS.

75th Street and Falmouth, Prairie Village, KS.  This is a completely over-the-top decorated home!!  You must see this house!

Last year, a reader alerted us to a display in Blue Springs, MO–called the “Chicago Street Lights” at Hwy 7 and Aldis.  It featured traditional lights and the story of Christmas, and the whole neighborhood participated. Does anyone know if this is still going on??

Paulie’s Penguin Playground–Olathe, KS at Indian Creek Parkway and Mur-Len.  This is a sight to see–more blow-up decorations than you ever knew existed!

Last year, another reader, Keith, joined in on the whole “lights” discussion and pointed us to his own online guide to Johnson County, KS holiday light displays.  This is an incredible resource and so well done–nice work, Keith! He has even included photographs so you can see the various displays before venturing out.  (Although in my family, driving around aimlessly seems to be half the fun!!!)