Seasons greetings, friends! Can you believe that the holiday season is in full swing? Thanksgiving festivities wrapped up last month and everyone is preparing for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.
Downtown Kansas City has been decorated in lights galore and festive events are happening NOW! There are tons of things to keep your family busy this holiday season from shows, tours, concerts – you name it, Kansas City has it.
Love looking at Christmas lights with the family? The City of Fountains transforms into the City of Christmas Lights as Kansas City glows from holiday light displays! No matter their age, each member of your families’ eyes will be aglow from all of the beautiful twinkling lights that cover the city.
If you’re looking for something other than holiday lights then a festive holiday performance would be great for your family to enjoy together. Our city puts on some beautiful shows with breathtaking visual effects.
With so many exciting events this time of year, we wanted to break them down and share with you the top 6 things you must do this holiday season in Kansas City! Keep reading to discover the jolliest of holiday festivities that the City of Fountains has to offer!
- The Nutcracker – December 5-24
Everyone’s familiar with the hit ballet performance, The Nutcracker, and luckily, the Kansas City Ballet puts on a whimsical performance each year at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This show is one you must attend with family and friends! Critics- including The Washington Post– rave about this captivating and magical performance about a nutcracker that magically comes to life on Christmas Eve. This show is only around for a few weeks each year, so be sure to catch a performance if you can.
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve & Other Stories – December 7
Rock music? Check. Beautiful visuals? Check. Pyrotechnics? Check. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual festive performances are stunning and put a refreshing twist on traditional Christmas music with their returning Christmas Eve & Other Stories performance. Kids from 1-92 will love humming along to the tunes and rocking out. If you love music then you must see this beautifully composed show! The show is only one day this year, December 7 at the Sprint Center, so get your tickets NOW!
- Christmas Festival – December 20-23
Each year the Kansas City Symphony puts on a dazzling performance known as Christmas Festival. With an unforgettable choir and Christmas carols, the whole family will get into the holiday spirit as they sing along to the magical songs performed by the KC Symphony. Little ones will love seeing Santa as he stops by quickly to spread the holiday cheer!
- Visit The Mayor’s Christmas Tree
Mayor Lucas already turned the holiday lights on the day after Thanksgiving at Crown Center, but there is still plenty of time to catch the display. With an ice skating rink, holiday train and treats to enjoy, make the Mayor’s Christmas Tree in Crown Center one of your must-sees this holiday season.
- KCP&L Plaza Lights
Each holiday season, the Plaza is transformed into every Christmas lover’s dream; miles upon miles are decorated with lights and the shopping center is turned into a spectacle. While the lighting ceremony has come and gone this year, you can enjoy the lights through mid-January, so don’t fret if you can’t make it for a few weeks. Fun fact – did you know that the big switch on the stage actually does turn the lights on and off and isn’t just for display?
- Holidays at Union Station
Union station is transformed into the most magical holiday wonderland during the holiday season. Every year they display a gigantic Christmas tree, show holiday films, have mini train rides, and so much more for kids of all ages. There’s a unique event happening nearly every day in the month of December – you have to check it out! Union Station also hosts an incredible annual New Year’s Eve party that has multiple dance areas, balloon drops and of course a champagne toast. If you’re looking for an evening out with your significant other or group of friends then ringing in the new year at Union Station is a great event to attend.
These 6 events and performances above should get you in the holiday spirit and have you feeling as festive as St. Nick himself. Gather the entire family and your friends and visit one or all of the locations/events above to get your holiday season started on the right foot.
All of the events and performances above are made even better by booking chauffeured transportation through Overland for many reasons:
- The whole family rides together no matter how big or small the crowd
- We offer the safest and most reliable transportation
- You’ll avoid congested traffic and parking
- We’ll keep you cozy and warm
- Our per-person rates are often less than rideshares
When you book holiday transportation through Overland, you never have to worry about safety. It’s our top priority to have everyone make it home safely from any event regardless of heavy traffic or bad winter weather.
Whether you need group transportation for 50 or more or transportation for two, our fleet has the perfect vehicle for your holiday festivities. Our group transportation services can’t be beat in the Kansas City area and neither can our prices.
Our holiday fleet fills up fast, especially in the month of December. Request a custom quote for your holiday transportation needs and reserve your ride today!
All of us at Overland wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!