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Christmas Lights in KC 2017

Posted December 03, 2017 4:38pm by Jane

It may not be cold yet in KC, but it’s still fun to sit in a cozy car with your family to see Christmas lights around KC! Know of a good display near you? Make sure to add to the list in the “Comments” section so all of our KC Kids Fun friends can enjoy!

Kansas City-Area Christmas Light Displays

For a great list of metro area (on the Kansas side) residential displays, don’t miss Keith’s list at KansasTravel.org!

One last thought on Christmas lights: If the kids can’t sit in the car, check out the Holidays at Union Station – lots of space to run around and various activities to keep little ones busy all month long!

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

Safe Places to Trick or Treat in KC 2017

Posted October 29, 2017 9:33pm by Jane

Happy Halloween!

If you’re looking for a safe spot to trick or treat, want to go on the earlier side for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun during daylight hours, or just want to make the best use of your trick-or-treating time, here are a few places you can take the kids this Halloween:

  • Trick or Treat Street: Trick or Treat in Brookside, from 4-6pm for a safe evening with your little ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses!
  • Town Center After-School Spooktacular: Trick or Treat after school at Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing! 3-5pm at Town Center Plaza , 5000 W. 119 St., Leawood, KS.
  • Zona Rosa Trick-or-Treat:  Kansas City’s largest safe Trick-or-Treat event is for families to enjoy Halloween in a safe and festive environment. This free event has tons of great activities to enjoy! 5-9pm at Zona Rosa, North of the Town Square on N. Stoddard Ave., 8721 N. Stoddard Ave., KCMO 64153
  • Halloween at the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: Wear your costume for $2 off your ticket and some Halloween fun!! Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K68 Hwy, Louisburg, Kansas 66053
  • Summit Fair Trick or Treat: Walk the shops, find the pumpkin signs, and collect your treats! And enjoy special in-store activities & giveaways, balloon artist, face painting and a 10-foot tall Frankenstein! Summit Fair, 840 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Safe Trick or Treat at Rockhurst University: Kids 12 & younger, with adult supervision, are invited to the Rockhurst University Community Center’s Safe Trick-or-Treat. Enjoy a haunted house filled with games, activities, and treats! 6-8pm at 1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110
  • Trick or Treat in Downtown Excelsior Springs: Join the businesses in Downtown Excelsior Springs for trick or treating! All downtown stores will be open late handing out candy to our community trick or treaters. 4-9pm

Have fun and stay safe!

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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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