Nov. 2 – Jan. 2, 2022: Winter Magic at Swope Park. Drive through Christmas lights event. $20 per car. Check available times and purchase tickets at

Nov. 5 – March 13, 2022: Crown Center Ice Skating on Crown Center Square. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Adults and children 8 and older: $8. Children under 4: Free. Skate rental: $4.

Nov. 26: Holiday Reflections experience at Union Station. Open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This indoor experience fills Union Station’s Grand Plaza and features sky-reaching lights, dozens of decorated trees and giant, floating mirrored ornaments. Tickets are $5. Visit

Dec. 3: Soul of Santa Christmas Tree Lighting and live music performances on 18th and Vine at 6 p.m.

Dec. 4: Soul of Santa Toy Giveaway on 18th and Vine at 9 a.m. Accepting donations for toys.

Dec. 7: Hallelujah Holidays by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra at Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, 7 p.m. Tickets starting at $33. Visit Tickets. KauffmanCenter. org/18091.

Dec. 8: Ugly Holiday Sweater Group Run, 6 to 8 p.m. at 200 E. 135th St. $10. Register here:

Dec. 9: Holiday Luminary Walk, 5 to 10 p.m. at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th Street Overland Park, KS. Free. 

Dec. 11 through 21: Polar Express Movie Showing, at Union Station. Times vary. $3. Reserve tickets here:

Dec. 11: Santa Dash, 10 a.m. at the intersection of Westport Rd. and Pennsylvania Ave. To participate in the 5K run, register here:

Dec. 12: Trombone Christmas, 3 p.m. at the Haverty Family Yards Outdoor Space at historic Union Station. Trombone players come together to perform holiday classics.

Dec. 15, 21: Christmas Movie Themed Mixology Class, 2016 Main St. KCMO. $65. Buy tickets here: 

Dec. 16: Kansas City Symphony Presents Christmas Festival, 7 p.m. at Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Proof of full vaccination required. $43. Purchase tickets here:

Dec. 18: Holiday Bazaar, noon to 7 p.m. at Street Savage, 4425 Prospect Ave, KCMO. Local Black-business vendor event.

Dec. 25: Santa’s Workout Shop, 1 to 2p.m. at Brickhouse Fitness, 2830 Guinotte Ave., KCMO. $15. Register here: 

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2022: City-Wide Kwanzaa Celebration by the Kansas City National Black United Front. Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St, KCMO. 7 to 9 p.m. each night. Updates at

Dec. 27, 28: New Years Cabaret, 7:30 p.m. at Crown Center. $39. An evening of upbeat tunes to bring in the New Year.

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