Legends Outlet Free Holiday Movie Saturdays
The FREE Holiday Movies are offered each Saturday in December at 10:00 am. Doors open at 9:30 am and seating is available on a first come first served basis. Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am: The Polar Express. Saturday, Dec. 13, 10am: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). Saturday, Dec. 20, 10am: The Santa Clause
When: December 6-20th
Location: Legends Outlet
More Info: www.legendsshopping.com
Meet the Grinch on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bring your camera and take your photo with the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. Bring in three or more non-perishable canned goods for the “Help a Who” promotion which will help benefit Harvesters or a new unwrapped children’s gift for the Salvation Army. The Whoville children’s activity area will be available with “Who Crafts” for all girls and boys.
When: December 6,13 & 20 10:30am-1:00pm
Location: The City Market: 400 Grand Suite 428 Kansas City, MO
More Info: http://www.kcrivermarket.com/events/36-november-30-and-december-6-13-20-whoville-holidays-at-the-city-market.html
Polar Express Pajama Party
As an added gift, Union Station will give every child who attends a FREE mini train ride! Your Polar Express ticket will be your boarding pass to the Mini Holiday Train in Sprint Festival Plaza. Reservations required – this event sells out!
When: December 19, 20, & 23 at 7:00pm
Admission: Free for members, $2/person for non-members. Reservations required
Location: Union Station
More Info: http://www.unionstation.org/events/polar-express-pajama-party
Crown Center Ice Terrace
The ice skating at Crown Center is open now – if this isn’t an annual tradition for you, start one this year! Great memories to be made and an awesome view of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree.
When: Now through January: Sunday-Thurs 10am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-11pm
Admission: $6 or free for adults over 60 and children under 4 (Skate rentals – $3)
Location: Crown Center: 2450 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108
More Info: http://www.crowncenter.com/Attractions-Theaters-List/Ice-Terrace
Holiday Wild at the Zoo
Santa will be at the Zoo for Holiday Wild on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday December 7, and this is your chance to tell him what’s on your wish list. Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for polar-riffic activities. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa!
When: December 6th and 7th 10am-3pm
Location: The Kansas City Zoo
More Info: http://www.kansascityzoo.org/node/961
Kansas City Ballet -“The Nutcracker”
Todd Bolender’s The Nutcracker is the heart of Kansas City’s holiday season! As soon as the lights dim, you’ll be transported to a magical place. From the magnificent sets and costumes to the acclaimed Kansas City Symphony playing Tchaikovsky’s wondrous music, you’ll witness some of the most glorious dancing on earth.
When: December 6-23rd
Location: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
More Info: https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=7177
“A Christmas Carol”
Another Kansas City holiday tradition returns for a 34th Season! If you’ve never taken your children, perhaps this is the year.
When: Now through December 26th
Location: Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 4949 Cherry Street Kansas City, MO 64110
More Info: www.kcrep.org
Holiday Express at Union Station
The Holiday Express arrives at Union Station on Dec 18th! The train is parked on the north side of Union Station and guests can walk through the train cars decorated in creative holiday fun. This is a FREE exhibit but it is only in KC for a limited time
When: Dec. 18-21
Location: Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108
More Info: www.kcsouthern.com
The LegoLand halls will decked out throughout the season with special weekend activities, limited-edition holiday bricks and a new building table! There’ll be scavenger hunts, gingerbread village and tons of other fun things. You can also meet Lego Santa!
When: Throughout December Events at 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and Lego Santa 12-5pm on Saturday and Sundays
Admission: Tickets from $15.45 and free entry for kids under 2
Location: Legoland Crown Center
More Info: http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/kansascity/
Christmas Card Lane
Christmas Card Lane in Olathe, Kansas is an entire subdivision of homes with extravagant Christmas decorations & lights, tied together thematically by giant Christmas cards with greetings from each family. Nearly 200 homes are decorated with Christmas lights and luminaries. Two of the displays include quiet music coordinated to flashing lights.
When: Nightly from Thanksgiving until New Year
Location: Ridgeview and north of 151st Street Olathe, KS 66062
More Info: www.kansastravel.org/olathe/christmascardlane.htm