Best Neighborhood Light Displays in Kansas City

christmas lights on house

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

Looking at Christmas lights is a tradition that I know many of us enjoy with our families. I love a good walk around the Plaza to look at the lights, or a visit to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Crown Center, but sometimes you just need to put on your holiday jammies, grab a hot chocolate, and drive around with the heat blasting in search of great, homegrown light displays!

Here’s a roundup of some of the best neighborhood light displays in the Kansas City area to get you started. We encourage you to get out and explore and find other neighborhood displays to enjoy as new ones pop up each year.

Be sure to check out our Google Map with all of our recommended stops and routes.

Kansas Neighborhood Light Displays

One of the most comprehensive lists of Christmas lights in Johnson County can be found here. This detailed roundup of the biggest neighborhood light displays in JoCo even has suggested routes to drive to hit up several houses in one night. We’ve put together our own mini-routes for three areas of Johnson County.

Lenexa and Shawnee West Route

Suggested Driving Route With 4 Stops 

A few of our favorites if you don’t want to drive the full route:

Laurendeau Christmas Light Program (Tune to 97.7 FM)
24900 W. 86th St., Lenexa, Kansas 66227

Williams Christmas (Tune to 99.9 FM)
6321 Millbrook Ave, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Quivira Woods Neighborhood (Starting Dec. 1)
4636 Woodstock Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Lenexa and Shawnee East Route

Suggested Driving Route With 4 Stops

A couple of our favorites if you don’t want to drive the full route:

Sohosky Christmas Light Show (Tune to 100.1 FM)
5835 Darnell Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Nyman Lights on Bradshaw (Tune to 99.9 FM)
10401 Bradshaw Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Olathe and South Overland Park

Suggested Driving Route with 5 Stops

A few of our favorites if you don’t want to drive the full route:

Christmas on Bradshaw (Tune to 99.9 FM)
13812 Bradshaw, Overland Park, Kansas 66221

This is my favorite neighborhood display. The whole cul de sac is lit up with lights that flash to the Christmas music.

Neighborhood just south of 143rd on Caenen Lane in Overland Park

The light displays and the HUGE houses are so impressive.

Christmas Place at 131st Place and Antioch

If you go to see the lights at Deanna Rose Farmstead, make sure you take the short detour up to this neighborhood. Pro tip: Turn off your lights while driving through the neighborhood, so you get the full effect!

Missouri Neighborhood Light Displays

Blue Springs and Independence

Suggested Driving Route With 5 Stops

A few of our favorites if you don’t want to drive the full route:

Lakeside at Chapman Farms Neighborhood
117 S.W. Shores Drive, Blue Springs, Missouri 64064

Tip: Make sure you stop at one of the red boxes to pick up a print-out of the scavenger hunt.

Crysler Lights (Tune to 100.3 FM)
3510 S. Crysler Ave., Independence, Missouri 64055

Lights on Apache (Tune to 100.3 FM)
911 N. Apache Drive in East Independence, Missouri 64056

Kansas City

Brookside Neighborhoods

Head down to the Brookside neighborhoods between Ward Parkway and Wornall near 69th and 70th streets to see several streets that go all out with their neighborhood light displays.

Lee’s Summit

Suggested Driving Route With Five Stops

The Magic Tree (new location)
1401 NW River Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Winterwood Circle
2500 SW Winterwood Cir, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Eagle Creek Neighborhood
2309 SW Stone Bridge Ct. Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

The Northland

Suggested Driving Route With Six Stops


Carriage Hill Estates, 4213 NE 60th Court KCMO 64119

Kansas City

Brentwood Subdivision
9155 NE 101st St, Kansas City, Missouri 64157


Copper Leaf Subdivision (across from Shoal Creek Elementary School)


Drive through the Riss Lake and Monticello subdivisions to see some nice light displays. We also recommend the Thousand Oaks subdivision.

Looking for more light displays? Check out our guide to drive thru and light shows in KC!

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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.


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