Holiday Light Tours
Make a One of a Kind Memory this Holiday Season
**Updated for 2021**
Our luxury limos take your holiday traditions to the next level!
Due to COVID-19, many everyday experiences we normally take for granted were closed this year (sporting events, concerts, amusement parks, etc), While this may have put a hold on heading out for holiday shopping excursions, fundraising events, and holiday parties, a grand tour of the lights around the city is still possible!
We know, now more than ever, that our community needs to have options for fun-filled, family holiday experiences. Our expert staff and drivers have done their research, and are happy to suggest places to go if you need help customizing the perfect light tour! We want to be a part of saving Christmas in Kansas City!!!
Tours in Downtown Kansas City
Country Club Plaza Lights
The Plaza Lighting Ceremony is NO LONGER A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT! And will take place on November 25th at 5pm. The Plaza Lights are a historical stop chosen by almost every light tour in Kansas City. Thousands of lights shine across 15 blocks from November 25, 2021 to January 9th, 2022. See more information on the Plaza Lights 2021 here.
Crown Center Christmas Tree
The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Crown Center is a favorite annual tradition for many families. In 2021 the lighting ceremony has been designated to take place on November 26th at 5:30pm. The tree will remain lit and open for visitors from November 26th, 2021 to January 3rd, 2022. See more information on the Christmas Tree Lighting here.
Tours in Lee’s Summit Area
Christmas in the Park
The Christmas in the Park annual tradition offers more than 500,000 lights and 175 animated Christmas figures. The entire family will delight in the magic of this enchanting drive-thru winter wonderland… a gift to you from Jackson County! These lights will shine from November 24th, 2021 to December 31st, 2021 from 5:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday to Thursday and 5:30pm - 11:00pm Friday and Saturday. See more information here.
Lee’s Summit Magic Tree
The Lee’s Summit Magic Tree is a staple for Christmas in Kansas City. Make sure your family visits the tree while you’re at Christmas in the Park! It’s perfect for holiday family photos… and you can enjoy this happily lit tree with tons of colorful holiday lights!
Their holiday lighting ceremony is on November 26th this year. See more information here.
Tours in Kansas Areas (Lenexa, Overland Park, and Prairie Village)
Candy Cane Lane
Since 1958, every house on Candy Cane Lane has been attractively decorated for each holiday season. This display of lights is worth a special visit and has a steady stream of car loads of people enjoying the holiday display. It’s recommended to start visiting any night from 5pm – 10:30pm, starting November 26th, 2021 to January 1, 2022. See more information here.
The Christmas Place has been one of Kansas City’s top neighborhoods to visit for Christmas lights for the last 16 years! A double cul-de-sac of 23 homes which turns into a winter wonderland each Thanksgiving evening, giving pleasure to the thousands who drive through each night until New Years. See more information here.
Paulie's Penguin Playground
The Penguin Playground is worth visiting during the daytime. But for full impact, you will want to visit this Christmas display after dark. Find yourself restless during your light tour? Plan to get out, stretch your legs, and walk through this amazing display! The playground is open Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day. Visiting the Penguin Playground is free, though you may leave a contribution to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. See more information here.
Altasciences Animated Lights
This display (formerly known as Vince & Associates) of over 200,000 LED lights is synchronized to music and is a major holiday attraction in the Kansas City area. This display is expected to open on November 25th. Stop by 103rd & Metcalf in Overland Park to see it. The Emmanuel Baptist Church across the street will give you the best view. Tune your radio to channel 95.5 FM to enjoy the show!
Sar-Ko Aglow Light Display (walking light tour)
The unique aspect of Sar-Ko Park is the beautiful walking light tour! It’s a great opportunity to get out and stretch your legs during any light tour. The SAR-KO AGLOW Lighting Ceremony will held on a Facebook Livestream on December 3rd, 2021 at 6pm. The park stays lit through Jan. 10, 2021. See more information here.
Ultimate Lights on Farmstead Lane
The Ultimate Lights on Farmstead Lane is a holiday light show at the Deanna Rose Farmstead! Synchronized to your favorite holiday and movie music, tune in to 90.5 FM. The show will run from November 25, 2021 to January 7, 2022. See more information here.
Other Great Holiday Event Destinations
(the below have a cost per person to attend)
Holiday Luminary Walk
The Holiday Luminary Walk has become the traditional kick-off of the holiday season for many families. Kids love the Gnome and Fairy Villages, the colorful Children’s Garden and visiting with Santa. Grown-ups appreciate the quiet walk through the winter woods and the many musical performances. Runs 5pm – 10pm from Nov 26 & 27, and Dec 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2021. See more information and pricing here.
Powell Gardens Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens combines holiday light displays with beautiful botanical creations to create a fun “Christmas festival of lights”. There’s many different shows and displays throughout the garden, including a tunnel of lights! This attraction is only open on Wednesday through Sunday from 4pm – 10pm each week, and starts on November 11, 2021 to December 30, 2021. See more information and pricing here.
Swope Park Winter Magic
Winter Magic at Swope Park (near the Zoo) is a premiere drive through Christmas light experience. Featuring the longest light tunnel in the MidWest, visitors will drive through nearly one mile of mesmerizing holiday lights. This attraction is open from 5pm – 11pm, and runs from November 2nd, 2021 to January 2nd, 2022. See more information and pricing here.
WinterFest (***CANCELED FOR 2021***)
Holiday cheer rings out at Worlds of Fun during the annual WinterFest holiday celebration. Witness festive live shows, join holiday activities like ice skating and cookie decorating, ride select park attractions, and create lasting memories with family and friends. We look forward to this even returning for the holiday season of 2022! See more information here.