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Christmas in Kansas City

We are just 20 days away from it being Christmas! Kansas City does a great job every year with all the fun events for the season. Whether you’re looking for something to do with the family, date night, or a night out with your friends, we have compiled a list of some of the best things to do for the holiday.


Crown Center Ice Terrace

One of the best ice skating rinks in the country sits right in Crown Center. Open until March, skate rentals are just $5, season passes $120 and they even offer skate sharpening for $10. The rink is open Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-11pm. The Ice Terrace even offers lessons if you do not know how to skate. If your office is looking for a fun activity to do this season, they take private parties!

Conductor Club at Union Station

Visit the Conductor Club this Holiday Season as they pay homage to the Grinch with this theme. The, The, The, THE GRINCH will be immersed into the space as they bring the books, movies, and songs to life! Make sure to make your reservation beforehand and enjoy their Christmas themed cocktails.

The Kansas City Ballet Performing The Nutcracker

A tradition for many years, The Kansas City Ballet performs The Nutcracker December 7-24 at the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts. Tickets start at $34 for adults. This event is great for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss out on one of the Ballet’s greatest performances!

The Country Club Plaza Lights

The lights were turned on November 24th per tradition and will stay on through the holiday. Some fun facts about the event:

  • Tower lights are always one color. For example, The Time Tower, at Broadway and Ward Parkway, is always red.
  • The lights don’t stay up all year long. The hard-working crew from Capital Electric begin hanging the lights in August and take them back down starting in mid-January through the beginning of March.
  • The big switch on the stage at the Plaza Lighting Ceremony really does turn on all the lights.
  • The child selected to help turn on the lights from the audience is always chosen at random.

Take a walk around the plaza, go out to dinner and enjoy these beautiful lights!