Some of the first holiday events are tree lighting ceremonies. Most cities within the metro have their own celebrations, and it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season.
Christmas Tree Lightings in Kansas City
Briarcliff Holiday Lighting Celebration
November 11, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Come celebrate with the Village this year at our Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Display!
Legendary Tree Lighting
November 11, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Legendary Tree Lighting is back and brighter than ever with a new state-of-the-art synchronized music and light show, face painting, balloon art, mascot appearances and so much more! A 45-foot tree returns this year as the Legends Outlets’ main centerpiece, located at the center of the Civic Courtyard Fountain in front of AMC Legends 14 Movie Theater. Upgraded with a brand new LED light show that’s synchronized to music, the Christmas tree will continue to brighten spirits until early January 2023.
Overland Park Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting
November 17, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mayor’s Tree Lighting: Lee’s Summit
November 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. in Howard Station Park as we light Downtown in thousands of sparkling lights. Choir performances, a visit from Santa, and much more will get you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy late-night shopping, live window displays, and a holiday light show in City Hall Plaza.
Park Place Holiday Season Premiere
November 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Join Park Place as we begin a celebration of the season! Watch for Santa’s special arrival (with The Grinch) at 11 a.m., then enjoy photos with Santa, The Grinch, and Dickens carolers as you discover great deals and food from our local boutiques and restaurants.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Crown Center
November 24, 5:30 p.m.
Crown Center has been home to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree for more than 50 years. Experience the lighting of one of the nation’s tallest Christmas trees, a spectacular firework show, and Cocoa and Campfires on November 24 at 5:30 p.m. Learn more.