Best Neighborhood Lights in Kansas City: Blue Springs and Independence

Thanks to University Health for sponsoring
this year’s neighborhood lights guide. 

Tis the season for loading all the kids up in the car in their pajamas and driving around to see neighborhood light displays!

This driving route has been created to hit a few of the best homegrown light displays in this part of the metro in an efficient order. Plug the addresses below into the app of your choosing. We hope your family has a blast and makes some fun new holiday memories!

Mom Pro Tips

  • Friday and Saturday nights are typically the busiest nights so if you want to feel less rushed to get through the neighborhoods you should visit on a different evening.
  • One of my kids loves to drink hot chocolate while we drive around but if your kid doesn’t like it or you’re worried about making a mess, I’ve found a little baggie of mini-marshmallows is a great Christmas lights viewing snack!
  • A few of these stops have light shows that are sync’d to a radio station, so take note below of which station to tune to!

Stop 1 :: Lights on Apache

911 N. Apache Drive in East Independence, Missouri 64056 | Website

Music: Tune to 100.3 FM

Tips: Visit on Saturday evenings to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with Santa and his friends! There is a special mailbox for letters to Santa and if you bring your letter by December 15 your child will receive a personalized response back from Santa.

Stop 2 :: Crysler Lights 

3510 S. Crysler Ave., Independence, Missouri 64055 Website

Music: Tune to 100.3 FM

Tip: On weekend evenings you may spot the Grinch handing out candy canes!

Stop 3 :: Santa’s Secret Lights

2820 S Stoneridge Dr, Blue Springs, MO 64015 | Website

Music: Tune to 87.9 FM

Tips: This light show doesn’t start until 6 p.m. so make sure you plan your visit accordingly! You can drop off a letter to Santa and if you provide a return address you’ll get a letter back. No return stamp is required! 

Stop 4 :: House on Oriole Court

805 SE Oriole Ct., Blue Springs, MO 64014


Stop 5 :: Lakeside at Chapman Farms Subdivision

117 S.W. Shores Drive, Blue Springs, Missouri 64064

Tips: Stop at one of the seven red info boxes in the neighborhood to pick up a copy of the Christmas light scavenger hunt!


Julia Willhite
I'm Julia and I live in Olathe with my husband of 16 years, my 10 and 6 year old daughters, and our rescue pug Mabel. I’m a social worker turned SAHM and love Dr. Pepper, thunderstorms, and talking to other adults. I hate coffee, diet culture, and washing dishes. I'll talk your ear off about the best local parks and which restaurants have wronged me by changing their long-standing menu items. I try to walk the line between knowing a lot of stuff and not being a know-it-all. Some days I'm better than others.