Kick off the Holidays with KC Tours & Celebrations

The vibrant and welcoming atmosphere of Kansas City is a hotspot for holiday cheer! Whether you’re visiting for a weekend getaway or a week-long business event, there are a ton of exciting holiday events and experiences to look forward to.

Ranging from iconic architecture and history to awe-inspiring performances and holiday-light tours around the city, visiting Kansas City should be at the top of your wishlist this season! 

Ideal for historical exploration and pleasurable trips alike, you’ll find KC offers something for everyone in your group. But, with so many heart-warming holiday activities to explore, you may wonder where to begin. For the best in local culture, unforgettable sights, and an all-around dazzling holiday experience, here are some of our favorite things to do in Kansas City over the holidays

Explore the Sparkling City Like a Local 

What better way to kick off your KC adventures than a charming tour of the city’s impressive lighting displays? Our immersive holiday lights tours will take your group of family, friends, or colleagues on a magical journey through the enchanted city streets. While enjoying a relaxing “cruise” in one of our comfortable vehicles – and cozying up with a cup of cocoa or even a spirited libation – our cheerful chauffeurs will take you to sparkling holiday destinations like: 

  • The Country Club Plaza 
  • Union Station 
  • Liberty Memorial
  • The Mayor’s Christmas Tree
  • A variety of historic neighborhoods with spectacular displays

Enchanting Holiday Events to Light Up Your Season

During the winter months, an array of holiday events light up the town. Perfect for families, business groups, and everyone else lucky enough to be on your guest list, you’ve gotta check out these holiday spots this season! 

If your group loves live music, ballets, and vibrant culture, you can book your tickets at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. For other magical holiday shows be sure to browse the entire performing arts calendar of events for more! 

Laser Holiday Magic at the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium in Union Station. This dazzling digital performance on a huge screen runs from November 14th to January 1st, making this the perfect addition to the other Union Station holiday events you’ll find at this historical destination. 

Holiday Luminary Walk at the Overland Park Arboretum runs on select nights from November 24th until December 20th. With options for kids and adults, your group can enjoy brilliantly lit trails, a wagon ride, and delectable holiday treats at this uplifting event. 

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony starts on Monday, November 27th at Cornerstone Park. At this cherished family event, Santa and Mrs.Clause make an appearance, you can enjoy live music performances from local students, and of course, the massive mayor’s tree is lit by one lucky resident! After the lighting ceremony, be sure to check out Santa’s Workshop if your kids would like to meet Santa in person and enjoy some other special holiday treats! 

Fun Holiday Workshops for kids and adults alike! If making a gingerbread house sounds like the perfect event for your group, visit Taste Buds Kitchen from November 26th until December 18th. For other family-friendly workshops, check out the Mid-Continent Public Library to explore a variety of other heart-warming activities, storytelling, and crafts for kids of all ages. 

Create Your Own Holiday Experience in KC 

After enjoying an Agenda: USA Holiday Lights Tour or any of these special events, the possibilities in KC are limitless this season! So if you’re planning a special holiday event for your company, or need help with your organization’s holiday festivities, our destination management services in Kansas City are the perfect solution! Get in touch with our event planners and we’ll transform your holiday wishlist into an event worth remembering!