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Holiday Events in Kansas City

Dazzling lighting ceremonies to illuminated shopping excursions and everything in between, Kansas City is an unforgettable holiday getaway. As you plan your travel itinerary, make sure these must-see holiday events are on your list.

Kansas City Holiday Events

Haunted Hotel: The Spirits of The Elms

The historic Elms Hotel & Spa has seen a lot over the years, including many famous guests and a few of a ghostlier nature. Join paranormal investigator and researcher Becky Ray as she talks about the history of this famous hotel and the mysterious activity that continues to this day. For adults. Register online at mymcpl.org/events

Beast Haunted House

Have a Scary, Fun Time at the BEAST HAUNTED HOUSE

Visit Kansas City's West Bottoms Nationally Acclaimed Haunted Houses this Halloween Season

The Beast Haunted House is one of the greatest haunted attractions in the nation and keeps adding to keep visitors on their toes and scared out of their wits.

8th Annual Terror on the Plains Horror Film Festival

The 8th Annual Terror on the Plains Horror Film Festival showcases local, national and international horror films, features a short horror film festival to promote student and independent filmmakers in the Kansas City area, live entertainment featuring Emergenc-C, costume contests for both children and adults and Trunk or Treat festivities.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas
By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Directed by William J. Christie


Holiday cheer rings out at Worlds of Fun during the annual WinterFest holiday celebration. Millions of sparkling lights transform the park with an inviting glow that warms the heart and lifts the spirit. Find festive live shows, meet iconic holiday characters, join holiday activities like ice skating and cooking decorating, ride select park attractions, and create lasting memories with family and friends. This holiday event takes place on select nights in November and December.

Trip the Light Fantastic! Magical Bike Ride Thru Christmas In The Park

Trip The Light Fantastic is a free event for bicyclists to enjoy a 4.5 mile Magical Bike Ride through the hundreds of lighted, animated displays at Jackson County's Christmas In The Park. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Holiday Decorated Bike and the Best Holiday Dressed Individual. 

Masque of the Red Death

Point B Dance Company presents: Masque
A wealthy socialite has invited her closest acquaintances to her elegant castle in hopes of escaping the claws of the dreaded Red Death. Fully confident in her ability to ward off the ghastly disease, the socialite has planned an extravagant masquerade ball celebrating immunity from the gruesome illness. As the party continues, the socialite witnesses her very own progression of life and ultimately comes face to face with the formidable foe.

Christmas In The Park

With 300,000 lights, 175 animated figures and splashes of Christmas color, the entire family will delight in the magic of this enchanting drive-thru winter wonderland… a gift to you from Jackson County!