The 5 Best Kansas City Light Displays

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The holidays are upon us and that means family, friends, dinners and of course the decorations! Our city goes all out when it comes to the lights and there are 5 places you need to go and check out this season!


1. Christmas in the Park

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Longview Lake Campground

Nov. 25 to Dec. 31                                                                                                              Sunday-Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. & Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

With over 300,000 lights & 175 animated figures, Christmas in the Park is a drive-thru spectacle the whole family is sure to enjoy! This winter wonderland is free of charge, but donations are accepted on site! We suggest to go on a weeknight to avoid the large crowds during the weekend!


2. Country Club Plaza

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Country Club Plaza

Nov. 26 night and for seven weeks thereafter

Miles of lights will cover restaurants, shopping and of course the tower and dome shown above! KCP&L’s plaza lighting is one of Kansas City’s most treasured traditions and an experience for any age group. Beat the crowds and watch the lighting on TV. Take a date night during the colder months and enjoy it even more with your significant other!


3. Christmas Place

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131st Place west of Antioch Road
Terrace Place Subdivision Overland Park, Kansas

First weekend of December

For the past 12 years this whole neighborhood is decorated as one large display that you drive through (as opposed to each house putting on their own individual display). If you would like to avoid the huge crowds and be able to stop in your car and look at the decorations this should be your go to!


4. Candy Cane Lane

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7900 block of Outlook Street
Prairie Village, Kansas

Mid -December

This neighborhood has been putting on this display for more than 50 years (as the picture shown above entails). An amazing tradition for the whole family, expect the going to be slow though, because people will be stopping and going to see all the lights and decorum.


5. Christmas Card Lane

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West of Ridgeview and north of 151st Street
Olathe, Kansas

Mid-December

This entire subdivision participates in this neighborhood wide tradition by putting up giant Christmas Cards. They have been doing this since 2004 and the giant cards get better and better each year! You can slowly cruise from your car to see each because they are easily visible.


Whatever display you go see, each has a great and fun tradition and a phenomenal experience for every age. We hope you can see at least one these amazing light displays in Kansas City! Happy Holidays!


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