It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas! And I’m sure a lot of people are itching to go check out the Kansas City Holiday light displays. You probably know about some of these; others you may not. If you know of any great ones I’ve missed, please comment below.
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Here’s the list for 2018:
Kansas City, MO
Country Club Plaza
If you”ve never seen the Plaza Lights in Kansas City and you only have time to see one holiday display while you’re visiting, this is the one to see! The KCP&L Plaza Lights will shine daily from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. through Sunday, January 13, 2019.
Christmas in the Park
This display is another popular Kansas City tradition. It features more than 300,000 lights and 175 animated figures. Christmas in the Park runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday through December 31, 2018. Admission: FREE. Donations accepted.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree
Crown Center Square
All the trees in Crown Center Square are lit up for the holidays, but the centerpiece is the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. At 100 feet tall, it’s one of the tallest in the U.S. The lights will come on nightly through January 6, 2019.
Washington Square Park
The dazzling light installations in Washington Square Park will be lit nightly through January 1, 2019.
I-470 and View High Drive
The tree has more than $12,500 LED bulbs. The lights will stay on 24/7 through January 6, 2019.
Admission: FREE. Donations accepted.
Liberty Light Show
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
This drive-through light display will be synchronized to live music. You’ll tune your radio to hear live performances of Christmas favorites. There will also be a simple narrative of the Gospel story throughout the show. Shows are 15 minutes long, and begin every 45 minutes at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15, and 9:00 p.m. November 30-December 2 and December 7-9, 2018.
Kansas City, KS
The entire center is lit up for the holidays, but features a 45-foot tree decorated with festive LED-lighted snowflakes and a three-foot-six-inch snowfall topper featuring a mix of static LED light bars and double-sided LED animated show tubes.. The Legends Outlets holiday lights will stay on through January, 2019.
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
All the trees around Rose’s Pond will be lit up nightly through January 8, 2019.
Paulie’s Penguin Playground
16617 Indian Creek Parkway
Paulie’s Penguin Playground includes more than 150 lighted figures; some move, some play music. The display comes on at dusk through December 25, 2018.
Admission: FREE. Donations accepted.
131st & Antioch
According to the Christmas Place website, this light display has been “voted the number one Christmas neighborhood in Johnson County for 16 straight years.” It’s a double cul-de-sac of 23 homes that “turns into a winter wonderland each Thanksgiving evening.” The lights stay on nightly through January 1, 2019.
Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
This 38-minute light display features animation synchronized to music; you can view the display from the comfort of your car. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. through January 7, 2019.
Vince & Associates Holiday Light Display
103rd & Metcalf
The Vince & Associates display includes more than 200,000 LED lights synchronized to music. You can watch from the comfort of your car and tune your radio to 95.5 FM to enjoy the show. You’ll get the best view from Emmanuel Baptist Church, which is across the street.
Admission: FREE. Donations are accepted.