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  • Dustin Wolfe, Visit Shawnee

The Holiday 411 in KC...

Happy Holidays

Heading to Kansas City for the holidays? Great, because Kansas City shines in anticipation of the holiday season. We’ve got some great tips here for the most commonly asked questions about Christmas and other holiday traditions!

One big tip for the holiday season – Kansas City gets cold! Bring a jacket, scarves, hats and gloves because it can get quite chilly in the KC area during the holiday season. OH, CHRISTMAS TREE

A true iconic holiday symbol, KC is no stranger to celebrating the Christmas tree. Whether you’re looking for the largest you can find or one close to you, here are places to view and purchase Christmas trees:


There are so many options to see great Christmas lighting displays in Kansas City, traditionally starting around Thanksgiving time! Here’s a great list of options:


Mr. and Mrs. Claus often make a few stops in Kansas City leading up to Christmas night, so if you’re looking to get a picture with this cute couple, check out these upcoming events during the holiday season:


Stay tuned for more on this 😊 We’ll have great holiday shopping ideas from all of our destinations next month in our holiday shop local blog!



Kansas City loves to celebrate Hanukkah! Whether your looking for a specific celebration or Kosher markets and bakeries, here are few ideas to celebrate this famous Jewish tradition:


This week-long celebration of African-American culture starts December 26th lasting until January 1st. Last year the American Jazz Museum hosted a celebration for the first six nights of Kwanzaa so stay tuned to their calendar for details on 2019’s plans.

Happy holidays from KC Destinations! Be sure to check out our trips page—the KC Holiday Trip is coming soon!

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