Holiday events in Kansas City through December

The Fairy Princess will be back at the Kansas City Museum on Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20.
The Fairy Princess will be back at the Kansas City Museum on Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20. File photo

From the Plaza lights to a concert of tubas, it’s Christmastime in Kansas City. We offer options for 2015 holiday celebrations through the end of December.


“A Christmas Carol”

Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Through Dec. 24, Spencer Theatre. kcrep.org

“Christmas in Song”

Through Dec. 24, Quality Hill Playhouse. qualityhillplayhouse.com

Ultimate Santa Adventure

Interactive adventure featuring DreamWorks Animation. Through Dec. 24, Oak Park Mall. thenewoakparkmall.com

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!”

Theatre for Young America. Through Dec. 26, H&R Block City Stage Theater, unionstation.org or tya.org

Christmas in the Park

Drive-through winter wonderland. Through Dec. 31, Longview Lake Campground, Lee’s Summit. jacksongov.org

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Through Jan. 3, Coterie. thecoterie.org

The Ice at Park Place

Through Jan. 19, Park Place. parkplaceleawood.com/events/ice

Ice Terrace

Through mid-March, Crown Center Square. crowncenter.com

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane

Through Jan. 3, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. drfarmstead.org

Plaza Lights

Through Jan. 17, Country Club Plaza. countryclubplaza.com

“The 12 Days of Schtickmas!”

Through Jan. 3, Martin City Melodrama. martincitymelodrama.org

Classic Holiday Movie Series

Through Dec. 17, Union Station. unionstation.org

Christmas Tours

Through Dec. 31, Bingham-Waggoner Estate. bwestate.net

EBT Laughing Santa and Santa’s Countdown to Christmas

Through Dec. 31, Crown Center. crowncenter.com

Holiday Luminary Walk

Dec. 4-5, Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. opabg.org

Night Time Christmas Tour

Dec. 4 and 11, Strawberry Hill Museum. strawberryhillmuseum.org

“On Shoulders Now. A Christmas Story?”

Melting Pot KC. Through Dec. 19, Just Off Broadway Theatre. kcmeltingpot.com

Santa Dives With Penguins

Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, Kansas City Zoo. kansascityzoo.org

Santa’s Gingerbread Station

Through Dec. 31, Crown Center. crowncenter.com

Victorian Winter Wedding

Through Dec. 30, Vaile Mansion. vailemansion.org

“Betty White Christmas”

Late Night Theatre. Through Dec. 23, Missie B’s. umkc.edu/finadmin/cto/events/late-night.asp

Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 12, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm. mahaffie.org

Christmas at Lanesfield

Through Jan. 2, Lanesfield Historic Site. jocogov.org/dept/museum/home

Santa Train

Dec. 5, Belton, Grandview, & Kansas City Railroad. beltonrailroad.org/santa.html

A Very Fifties Christmas

Through Jan. 2, 1950s All-Electric House. jocogov.org/dept/museum/home

Whoville Holidays

Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, City Market. Facebook page

Holiday Choirs

Through Dec. 17, Crown Center. crowncenter.com/choirs

Dec. 1

Giving Tuesday: City Lights — Holiday Lighting Event

Dec. 1, Barney Allis Plaza. kcconvention.com/events

Dec. 2

Kappa Kappa Gamma Homes Tour

Also a boutique. Dec. 2-3, Mission Hills. kappahomestour.com

Dec. 3

Holidays in Crestwood

Benefits Kansas City Community Gardens. Dec. 3-5, Crestwood Shops. holidaysincrestwood.com

Independence Young Matrons Holly and Mistletoe Tour

Dec. 3, Independence. independenceyoungmatrons.org

Kansas City Symphony

“Handel’s Messiah,” Dec. 3-6, Kauffman Center. kcsymphony.org

Mantels and Martinis

Homes tour. Dec. 3, Lee’s Summit. mantelsandmartinis.com

“Santaland Diaries”

Dec. 3-24, Kansas City Rep Copaken Stage. kcrep.org

Dec. 4

“12 Plays of Christmas”

Dec. 4-21, Fishtank Performance Studio. brownpapertickets.com/event/2466426

“Girl for All Seasons”

Dec. 4-5, Olathe Civic Theatre Association. olathetheatre.org

Heartland Men’s Chorus

“Kansas City Christmas,” Dec. 4-6, Folly. hmckc.org

“It’s a KSOB Christmas”

Excelsior Springs Community Theatre. Dec. 4-13, Slightly Off Broadway Theater. esctheatre.org

Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra

Christmas Concert. Dec. 4, Arrupe Hall Auditorium. rockhurst.edu/center-arts-letters/musica-sacra-kansas-city/concerts

“The Nativity”

Paul Mesner Puppets, Dec. 4-6, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. mesnerpuppets.org

North Star Community Band

Christmas Concert. Dec. 4, Oak Park High School Auditorium. nstarband.org

Nutcracker Ball

Dec. 4, Union Station. kcballet.org

Rezound! Handbell Ensemble

Christmas Concerts, Dec. 4-6, multiple venues. rezound.org

Santa Express

Dec. 4 and 12, National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. aghalloffame.com

“Songs of Good Cheer — KC”

Holiday sing-along. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association-Heart of America Chapter. Dec. 4, Unity Temple on the Plaza. songsofgoodcheer-kc.org

“The Spirit of Christmas”

River City Community Players. Dec. 4-6, Hollywood Theater, Leavenworth. rccplv.com


Dec. 4 and 7, Kauffman Center. kcsymphony.org

Candlelight Homes Tour

Dec. 4-6, Weston. westonmo.com

Dec. 5

Breakfast with Santa

Heartfelt Events. Dec. 5, Overland Park Convention Center. eventbit.com

Breakfast with Santa Claus

Dec. 5, Zona Rosa. zonarosa.com

Breakfast with St. Nick

Dec. 5, Strawberry Hill Museum. strawberryhillmuseum.org

Ceremony of Lessons and Carols

Dec. 5, Arrupe Hall Auditorium. rockhurst.edu

Children’s Small Mall

Dec. 5-6, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Leavenworth. firstcitymuseums.org

Christmas Around Town

Dec. 5, Downtown Shawnee. cityofshawnee.org

Christmas Open House

Dec. 5, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm. mahaffie.org

A Country School Christmas

Dec. 5, Lanesfield Historic Site. jocogov.org/dept/museum/home

Fairy Princess

Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, Kansas City Museum. kcmo.gov/kansascitymuseum/fairy-princess/

Holiday Brick-Tacular

Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-24, Legoland. legolanddiscoverycenter.com.kansascity

Holiday Homes Tour & Art Market

Dec. 5, Pendleton Heights Neighborhood. pendletonheights.org

Home for the Holidays

Dec. 5, Powell Gardens. powellgardens.org

Home for the Holidays

Gift and craft event. Dec. 5, Shawnee Civic Centre. cityofshawnee.org

Holiday Wild

Visits with Santa. Dec. 5-6, Kansas City Zoo. kansascityzoo.org

Holly Holly Holly Days Sale

Dec. 5-6, Ararat Temple. hollyhollyholly.org

Kansas City Ballet

“Nutcracker,” Dec. 5-24, Kauffman Center. kcballet.org

Santa’s Wonderland

Dec. 5, Penguin Park. kcparks.org

Tommy Emmanuel

“Classics & Christmas Tour,” Dec. 5, Midland. midlandkc.com midleandkc.com

“The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)”

Reduced Shakespeare Company, Dec. 5, Yardley Hall. jccc.edu/theseries

A Visit From St. Nicholas

Dec. 5, Shoal Creek Living History Museum. shoalcreeklivinghistorymuseum.com

Dec. 6

Caring Santa

Dec. 6, Independence Center. simon.com/mall/independence-center

Holiday Dance Showcase

Dec. 6 and 13, Union Station. unionstation.org

Jazz Carol Fest

Dec. 6, Community Christian Church. community-christian.org/comingup/events.htm

Johnson County Chorus

“Melodies of Earth and Sky” winter concert. Dec. 6, Yardley Hall. jccc.edu/events

Swing into Christmas

Dec. 6, First Christian Church of Bonner Spring. firstccks.org

Dec. 8

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra

“Gloria,” Dec. 8, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. kcchamberorchestra.org

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra

“A Swinging Kansas City Christmas!” Dec. 8, Kauffman Center. kcjazzorchestra.org

Dec. 9

Kansas City Symphony

“Classics Uncorked: Winter’s Dream,” Dec. 9, Kauffman Center. kcsymphony.org

Dec. 10

Starry, Starry Night Tour

Dec. 10-12, Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mopchgs

Kansas City Chorale

“Wintersong,” Dec. 10, Rozelle Court of Nelson-Atkins Museum. kcchorale.org/wintersong

Dec. 11

Holiday Party and Showcase

Dec. 11, Allegro Ballroom. allegroballroomkc.com

Candlelight Tours

Dec. 11-12, John Wornall House. wornallmajors.org

Doc Severinsen with Kansas City Symphony

Dec. 11, Kauffman Center. kcsymphony.org

Kansas City Chorale

“Hello, Holidays!” Dec. 11, Rolling Hills Church; Dec. 12, St. Paul’s; Dec. 13, Asbury Methodist; kcchorale.org

Kansas City Civic Orchestra

“Sounds of the Season.” Dec. 11-12, Atonement Lutheran Church. kccivic.org

Kansas City Women’s Chorus

“Winter Wishes.” Dec. 11-12, Rose Theater, Rockhurst High School. kcwomenschorus.org

“A Kansas Nutcracker”

Featuring Free State Liberation Orchestra and members of the Uptown Mandolin Quartet. Dec. 11-20, Lawrence Arts Center. lawrenceartscenter.org

Lee’s Summit Symphony

“Holiday Magic & Memories,” Dec. 11-12, Lee’s Summit High School Performing Arts Center. lssymphony.org

“A Prairie Village Christmas Companion”

Westport Center for The Arts Theatre. Dec. 11-2 and 18-19, Buffalo Room, westportcenterforthearts.org

“A Spectacular Christmas Show”

Dec. 11-23, Musical Theater Heritage. mthkc.com

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Dec. 11, Tower Tavern. kcsweaterparty.com

Dec. 12

Big Band Holiday Gala

Dec. 12, Hillcrest Country Club. eventbrite.com

Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 12, Artstech. artstech-kc.org

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Dec. 12 and 19, Powell Gardens. powellgardens.org

Celtic Tenors

Dec. 12, Folly. follytheater.org

Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk

Dec. 12-13, Powell Gardens. powellgardens.org

“Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins”

Paul Mesner Puppets. Dec. 12-13, Lewis and Shirley White Theatre. jcckc.org

Holiday Concert Series

Molly Hammer, Dec. 12; Central Standard, Dec. 13; Powell Gardens. powellgardens.org

Jim Brickman

“Comfort & Joy.” Dec. 12, Yardley Hall. jccc.edu/theseries

Kansas City Chorale

“A Chorale Family Christmas.” Dec. 12, Visitation. kcchorale.org

K-LOVE Christmas Tour

Dec. 12, Sheffield Family Life Center. klovechristmastour.com

KPR’s Big Band Christmas

Dec. 12, Liberty Hall. libertyhall.net

Liberty Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Concert. Dec. 12, Liberty Performing Arts Theatre. ibertysymphony.org

Merry Science

Dec. 12, Science City, Union Station. uniontation.org

Mid America Freedom Band

“All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Dec. 12-13, National WWI Museum. freedomband.com

Missouri Town Christmas

Dec. 12, Missouri Town 1855. jacksongov.org jacksongov.org

“The Night Bear-Fore Christmas”

Dec. 12, 19 and 26, Puppetry Arts Institute. hazelle.org

Noah Geller, violinist

Hanukkah concert presented by Temple Israel of Greater Kansas City. Dec. 12, Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church. templeisraelkc.org

Dec. 13

Leavenworth Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour

Dec. 13, Carroll Mansion, Leavenworth. leavenworthhistory.org

Unsilent Night

Holiday music walk on Plaza. Dec. 13, The Cheesecake Factory. facebook.com/events/534582130039043

Dec. 16

KCS Holiday Express Train

Dec. 16-20, Union Station. unionstation.org

Dec. 17

Kansas City Symphony and Chorus

Christmas Festival. Dec. 17-22, Kauffman Center. kcsymphony.org

Dec. 18

“Christmas Ain’t a Drag – The Musical”

Dec. 18-19, Madrid. On Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/1675679549312223/

Light Up the Night

Young Jewish Professionals Chanukah Soirée. Dec. 18, Westport Flea Market. eventbite.com

William Baker Festival Singers

“Candlelight, Carols and Cathedral.” Dec. 18 and 20, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. festivalsingers.org

Dec. 19

Kantorei of Kansas City

“To Bethlehem.” Dec. 19, St. Peter’s; Dec. 20, Visitation. kantoreikc.org

SantaconKC 2015

Pub crawl. Dec. 19, Kelly’s Westport Inn. santaconkc.com

Skate with Santa

Dec. 19, Line Creek Community Center. kcparks.org/evemt/skate-with-santa/

Dec. 20

“Lessons and Carols”

Music on Troost series. Dec. 20, St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church. eventbite.com eventbite.com

Dec. 21

Dickens Carolers in Concert

Dec. 21-22, Chestnut Fine Arts Center. chestnutfinearts.com

Dec. 23

Spire Chamber Ensemble

“Handel’s Messiah.” Dec. 23, Kauffman Center. kauffmancenter.org

Dec. 24

Mr. & Mrs. T’s Xmas Eve Egg Nog & Yule Log Tradition

Dec. 24, RecordBar. therecordbar.com

Dec. 26

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Dec. 26, Sprint Center. sprintcenter.com sprintcenter.com

Dec. 29

“Cirque Dreams Holidaze”

Dec. 29-30, Kauffman Center. theaterleague.com/kansascity

Dan Kelly, dkelly@kcstar.com