Where to See Santa in Kansas City

Holiday Character Appearances in Kansas City

Visit Santa at Crown Center
Nov. 24 – Dec. 24

Welcome Santa Claus as he arrives in a horse-drawn carriage to kick off the holiday season. Join Santa as he makes his way to Santa’s Gingerbread Station, where he resides through December 24. No admission fee. 10 a.m.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
November 4-December 24

Head to your local Bass Pro Shop for photos with Santa. Advance reservations are required in all locations and can go quickly.

Visit Santa at Oak Park Mall
November 18-December 24

Reserve a time online to see Santa at the mall. Visits are always free, photo packages and keepsakes are available for purchase.

Santa Saturdays at Park Place
Saturdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 23

Visit and take (free) pictures with Santa on Saturdays (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) leading up to Christmas! Also, enjoy our Dickens carolers as they join to create a nostalgic holiday shopping and dining experience. Bring your kids, pets, friends and family for this free holiday fun!

Winter Wonderland at KC Pumpkin Patch
November 24 – December 17

Our rockin’ holiday light experience is back and better than ever! Festivities run select weekends during the season beginning at 5:30 p.m. We’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture forever memories together with your family with photo ops, photos with Santa and “The Mean One,” and lots of yummy extras available for purchase (including drinks, festival foods, and more). Tickets available.

Photos with Santa at the Lee’s Summit History Museum
Saturdays, Nov. 25 – Dec. 16

Bring your camera to your visit with Santa at the Lee’s Summit History Museum, 3-5 p.m.

Meet Santa at Zona Rosa – Sensory Friendly
Dec. 3, 10, 11 am. – noon

Zona Rosa will be offering sensory-friendly Santa Photos on two dates this holiday season in Santa’s Winter Wondering. Children with sensory sensitivities can visit with Santa in a calm, quiet setting one hour before the set opens to the general public.

Morning at the North Pole
Dec. 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Kansas City Mom Collective is excited to host Morning at the North Pole event on Saturday, Dec. 2, at The Martin Event Space in Martin City. Holiday fun is the name of the game when you take part in this awesome and stress-free morning. You’ll enjoy games and treats and take part in all the stations put on by our wonderful sponsors. Get tickets here.

Cookies with Santa at Mahaffie
December 5,7, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

During Cookies with Santa you and your group can enjoy cookies, cocoa, and of course a meeting with Santa himself! Each group reserves a 10 minute spot for their meeting with the big guy. Register on Mahaffie’s website.  

Santa Storytime at Ernie Miller Nature Center
December 10, 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist for animal stories and surprises geared for preschool age children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Everyone attending, including adults must register and pay. Advanced registration recommended. On-site admission available if space allows. Infants under 1 year old admitted free. 1 – 30 min. session – $3 per person; including adults.
Sarah McGinnity
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!