FREE Christmas Fun in Kansas City

2016 Edition

Save money this holiday season and enjoy fun across Kansas City! From Santa Sightings to concerts, storytelling events to crafts - we've got you covered! You will find our COMPLETE KC Christmas Guide here.

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Holiday Shows

A Christmas Carol with Gerald Dickens, A Special Engagement
The great-great grandson of Charles Dickens is returning to MCPL for a special engagement. A professional actor in England, the energetic Gerald Dickens leaps, laughs, and sobs as he portrays the voices of A Christmas Carol.His striking resemblance to his great-great-grandfather and his dramatic rendition of A Christmas Carol bring the classic to life. Refreshments will be served. No audio or visual recordings or still photographs are allowed during the performance. Registration is required.

  • Nov. 22 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch, 1000 NE Colbern Road, Lee's Summit, MO.
  • Nov. 22 at 7pm at Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Rd, Lee's Summit, MO.

Bright Light Friday with Jim Cosgrove
Nov. 25 at 10:30am at Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. Free. Skip the craziness of Black Friday shopping. Make it a playful “Bright Light Friday” instead. Sing, dance, and celebrate the start of the Christmas season with Kansas City-based kid rocker and Library favorite Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove.

Holiday Choirs
Nov. 28 - Dec. 22 at Crown Center Shops, Level 1 Atrium, 2500 Grand, Kansas City, MO. Beautiful music fills the halls of Crown Center, as more than 130 area school, church and community choirs perform Monday-Friday and Sunday.

Night Before Christmas Carol
Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843, he creates his holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol." Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright, and lecturer, Elliot Engel has crafted a work that allows David zum Brunnen to portray the 17 "Christmas Carol" characters and Charles Dickens himself. Recommended highly by the Dickens family, MCPL is privileged to offer this performance to continue its Dickens tradition! Registration is required. 

  • Nov. 28 at 1:30pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North, 850 NW Hunter Drive, Blue Springs, MO. 
  • Nov 28, 2016 at 7pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO. 

Heart of America Christmas Pageant

Dec. 2-4, 9-11 at First Baptist Raytown. During the first two weekends of December annually, more than 600 First Baptist family members present the story of Christ’s birth, life, death and Resurrection. A dazzling blend of heart-stirring music, drama, and dance will transport you back to the very first Christmas in Bethlehem, as well as the miracles, crucifixion, resurrection and Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Be sure to get your tickets early for this annual Heart of America tradition.

Kansas City Symphony Presents TubaChristmas
Dec. 2 & 12 at Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center. All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join in the festivities presented by the Kansas City Symphony. Family, friends and the general public are encouraged to attend the FREE lunch hour concert to listen to the sounds of the season, tuba-style! Advance registration and a small fee required to ensure performance participation. TubaChristmas is generously underwritten by Janet M. Stallmeyer and Donald L. Flora.

Friday Night Family Fun: StoneLion Puppets present "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
Dec. 2 at 6:30pm at Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. Free event. Santa’s workshop comes alive with intricate toy marionettes as a charming, larger-than-life dollhouse opens to reveal a reenactment of Clement C. Moore’s famous poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”

Mr. Stinky Feet's Christmas
Free. Jim Cosgrove presents Mr. Stinky Feet's Christmas! Celebrate the holidays with singing, dancing, and stinky feet! Fun for the whole family! Registration is required.

  • Dec. 3 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Kearney Branch, 100 S. Platte Clay Way, Kearney, MO. 
  • Dec. 8 at 6:30pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Parkville Branch, 8815 Tom Watson Pkwy., Parkville, MO.
  • Dec. 10 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Grandview Branch, 12930 Booth Lane, Grandview, MO.
  • Dec. 10 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Lone Jack Branch, 211 N. Bynum Road, Lone Jack, MO. 
  • Dec. 17 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Smithville Branch, 120 Richardson St., Smithville, MO. 
  • Dec. 17 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Oak Grove Branch, 2320 S. Broadway St., Oak Grove, MO. 
  • Dec. 18 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO. 
  • Dec. 20 at 6:30pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch, 1000 NE Colbern Road, Lee's Summit, MO. 
  • Dec. 22 at 6:30pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs South, 2220 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO.

Christmas with the Cool Cats
Terry Bell and his band, the Cool Cats, squeeze the most out of all those holiday favorites in this fun-loving holiday accordion concert. Registration is required. 

  • Dec. 3 at 11am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Raytown Branch, 6131 Raytown Road, Raytown, MO.
  • Dec. 10 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Boardwalk Branch, 8656 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO.
  • Dec. 17 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - South Independence, 13700 E. 35th St. South, Independence, MO.
  • Dec. 17 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs South, 2220 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO.

Christmas Around the World

Storyteller Jo Ho celebrates the season of light with festive Christmas stories from around the world - guaranteed to brighten your holidays! Registration is required. 

  • Dec. 3 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North, 850 NW Hunter Drive, Blue Springs, MO.
  • Dec. 13 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch, 1000 NE Colbern Road, Lee's Summit, MO.

Joy to the World: A Christmas Concert presented by Shawnee Mission Health with the Kansas City Symphony 
Dec. 5 at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City. All members of the community are welcome to attend this festive event, created to show Shawnee Mission Health’ appreciation for their support. There is no cost to attend, but tickets must be reserved in advance by calling the Kansas City Symphony Box Office at 816-471-0400. Up to four tickets can be reserved. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and doors open at 6 p.m. Parking is available in the Arts Center Garage for $8 or valet for $16.

Children's Christmas Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Dec. 9 at 7:30pm at St. John's UMC, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. Performed by the UMKC Conservatory Opera. One evening three kings, following the Star of the East to Bethlehem, seek shelter for the night. They stop at the home of Amahl, a poor crippled boy who lives with his widowed mother. Inspired by the tale of a ‘kingdom built on love,’ Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Christ Child. Please join us for this Christmas Classic. This is a free community event. Concessions available: free-will offering to “Baby Grace” a program providing diapers and necessities to infants living in poverty. 

Thank GRINCH It's Friday (TGIF) Movies
Dec. 9 & 16 at 7pm at City Market Square, 5th & Walnut, Kansas City, MO.  Whos of all ages are invited to Thank GRINCH It’s Friday Movies featuring the animated classic and live action versions of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” Bring chairs and blankets to spend a Grinchy evening in the enclosed and lightly heated north pavilion in City Market Square. Concessions will be available for purchase. Thank GRINCH It’s Friday (TGIF) Movies are FREE with the suggested donation to the Help-a-Who campaign: three canned goods for Harvesters or a new toy in original packaging for the Salvation Army. TGIF Movies are sponsored by the River Market Community Association, the River Market CID, KC Commercial Realty Group, Global Produce, Cristina’s Produce, Downtown Neighborhood Association of KC, Winslow’s BBQ, Urban Trader, Taste of Brazil, The Bite, Carollo’s Italian Grocery & Deli, Emblazon and The Candy Wizard.

A Christmas Carol-LIVE!
Join Hampstead Stage for this classic holiday tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the four ghosts who teach him the true meaning of Christmas. Registration is required.

  • Dec. 13 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Smithville Branch, 120 Richardson St., Smithville, MO. 
  • Dec 13 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - North Independence, 317 W. 24 Hwy., Independence, MO.
  • Dec. 13 at 6:30pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO.
  • Dec. 14 at 7pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North, 850 NW Hunter Drive, Blue Springs, MO.

WindSync, wind quintet
Dec. 15 at Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St, Kansas City. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Free. 816-415-5025. An emerging ensemble known for its engaging interpretations of classical music offers up a holiday treat that includes selections from The Nutcracker, folk tunes, and carols. The young and talented quintet includes flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn. 

The Night Shift Before Christmas
Dec. 18 at 6pm at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, MO. This short musical is a perfect introduction to theater for young ones and is FREE! Seating is limited, but heart is not!
Christmas Concert
Dec. 18 at 5pm at Woods Chapel Church Blue Springs, 3609 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO. FREE Christmas Concert!
Jingle Jam
Dec. 21 at 5pm at Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS. It’s beginning to look a lot like JINGLE JAM—a Christmas party big enough for kids of all ages, plus your friends and neighbors! Experience a live band singing your favorite Christmas songs, family games and a memorable telling of the Christmas story. The commons will be filled with fun activities, cookies and hot chocolate following the Jam.

Family Movie Night: Elf
Dec. 22 at 7pm at Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS. Enjoy a family friend showing of the movie Elf.

Dinosaur O'Dell: Christmas Time is Here!
Dec. 22 at 10:30am at Mid-Continent Public Library-North Oak Branch, 8700 N Oak Tfwy, Kansas City, MO. ‘Tis the season of giving as Dinosaur serves up old Christmas favorites and a cup of good cheer in a sing-along, dance-along, rock-along show! Registration is required.


Journey to Judea
Dec. 1-4 at Countryside Baptist Church, 14150 W. 175th Street , Overland Park, KS. Journey to Judea is a dramatic, outdoor Christmas event for the entire family. Through a guided tour, experience the sights and sounds of God’s story up close and personal as groups literally walk through the story of the Bible. Over one hundred costumed actors and live animals bring the presentation to life. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance. For more information, go to

Journey to Bethlehem
Dec. 2 & 3 at Second Presbyterian Church, 318 East 55 Street, Kansas City, MO. Join us for a live, walk-through drama of the first Christmas. Experience a Kansas City holiday tradition.

Drive-thru Living Nativity - FREE!
Dec. 9-11 from 6-8pm at Lone Jack Baptist Church, 202 S. Bynum Road, Lone Jack, MO. The Christmas tradition continues with our 7th Annual Drive-Thru Living Nativity! Come celebrate the season with us as you join Mary and Joseph on each step of their journey to Bethlehem - all from the comfort of your own vehicle! During your 20 minute journey, you will meet Caesar Augustus, a company of heavenly host, the innkeeper with no vacancies, vendors on the streets of Bethlehem, as well as many live animals while you sip a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy freshly baked cookies. Best of all, it’s totally FREE (NO donations accepted).
Journey to Bethlehem 
Dec. 11 from 4:30-8:30pm at Community Covenant Church, 15700 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, KS. Travel back in time with us as we take a journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Along the way we will discover the individual and powerful stories of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, and the Wise Men. Throughout this journey, you will firsthand experience the good news as it is comes to life in front of your eyes and will have the opportunity to participate and respond as you experience the true meaning of what Christmas is all about.  Sign up online for tour group times. Coinciding with the journey we will have a marketplace open to sample authentic food and crafts. Please allow at least 30 minutes to walk through the marketplace experience. A hospitality room is also available to enjoy sit down refreshments and conversations. Both the marketplace and hospitality room will close at 8:30 pm. 

Christmas In the Barn
Dec 24 at 2pm and 4:30pm at Johnson Farms (17701 Holmes Rd., Belton, MO). Come join Lord of Love Lutheran Church Pastor Meggan Prosser-Gebhardt at the 9th annual Christmas In the Barn service on Christmas Eve at the farm. The Johnson Farm community of friends will share two identical, full sensory celebrations of our Savior's birth this year: one will begin at 2:00 pm followed by a second at 4:30 pm. The heated barn has priority seating and parking available for those who need it  And although the barn is heated, please dress warmly & check the website for updates or cancelations due to inclement weather. Homemade sweets and hot beverages served and live music to set the mood. Come adore Him this early evening with us.  A free will donation will be taken for Lord of Love Lutheran Church's Wednesday Night Community Meal. 

Create Holiday Arts & Crafts

Black Friday Picture Frame Ornament
Nov. 26 at Home Depot Locations across the Metro. Take a shopping break and join our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a keepsake for your holiday memories! You’ll work together to create a picture frame ornament, perfect for adding some personalized decoration to your Christmas tree. Once the ornament is built, your child can decorate it with paint & add their own photo of family fun. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin. 

Holiday Nature Crafts
Dec. 3 from 9am-12pm at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Craft up some fun using nature-made materials! Come anytime between 9 am and noon to complete two on-your-own crafts. Pose with Smokey Bear for a holiday photo and we will print one free for you (one per household please). 

FREE Christmas Ornament Making Project
Dec. 3 at 10am at Lowe's locations across the metro. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Build your own Christmas Ornaments at Lowe’s Build ‘n Grow! Build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggles, and patch!

Holiday Greenings
Dec. 17 from 10am-2:30pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO. Learn to decorate using native plants and trees. Fashion a festive holiday swag to hang using red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seeds and your imagination.

Celebrate Snowflakes
Dec. 17 at 10am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs South, 2220 S. 7 Hwy., Blue Springs, MO. Come to the Library and make unique snowflakes to match the outdoors. We will read a story, sing songs, and make our own snowflakes. Registration is required.  

Santa Sightings in Kansas City

Santa's Gingerbread Station Nov. 25-Dec. 31 at Crown Center Shops, Level 1 Showplace., 2500 Grand, Kansas City, MO. All aboard for a favorite holiday tradition at Crown Center! Kids and families can explore this interactive exhibit, meet and have their photo taken with Santa Claus (through December 24), climb aboard the Crown Center Express Train Engine, and enjoy Gingerbread Village. 

Santa's Arrival at Crown Center Nov. 25 at 10am at Crown Center Shops, Grand Boulevard entrance., 2500 Grand, Kansas City. Santa Claus 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.

EBT Laughing Santa and Santa's Countdown to Christmas Nov. 25-Dec. 31 at Crown Center Shops, 2500 Grand, Kansas City. Don’t miss one of Kansas City’s favorite pieces of Christmas nostalgia, EBT Laughing Santa, who first appeared at KC’s Emery, Bird, Thayer department store in the early 1900s. The mechanical marvel has chuckled his way through the holidays at Crown Center since 1979. Not far away, you’ll find Santa’s Countdown to Christmas display, a popular photo opp during the holidays. 

Santa Arrives on Black Friday Nov. 25 from 9am-1pm at Town Center Plaza - Guest Services, between J. Crew and Bravo Restaurant. Take pictures with Santa and his elves as he walks Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing handing out treats. Be one of the first 200 shoppers to stop by Guest Services and receive a free tote bag stuffed with great deals. Mix 93.3 will be here with exciting entertainment -  holiday games and giveaways! Santa and his elves will be at Town Center Plaza from 9am - 11am and Town Center Crossing from 11am - 1pm. Come celebrate the holiday season with us! 

Santa Visits Downtown Lee's Summit History Museum Lee's Summit Nov. 26 and 17th from 2-4pm at Lee's Summit History Museum, 220 SW Main Street, Lee's Summit. It's that time of year to get those cherished Holiday photos with Santa! Families are welcome to line up for photos with Santa. November 26th is Small Business Saturday, so be sure to stick around in Downtown Lee's Summit to enjoy shopping at over 50 locally owned shops and restaurants! 

Santa's Wonderland: Gillham Park Dec. 2 from 6-8pm at Gillham Park, Gillham Rd. and 41st St., Kansas City, MO. Experience the wonder of the season at Kansas City’s holiday tradition, Santa’s Wonderland! Gather friends and family and spend an evening celebrating the holidays with festive live music, entertainment by the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow, the Rockin’ Rob Show, light displays and, of course, a visit from Santa and his friends. Free and open to the public.

Santa's Wonderland: Penguin Park Dec. 3 from 5:30-8pm at Penguin Park, N Vivion Rd. and N Norton Ave., Kansas City, MO. Experience the wonder of the season at Kansas City’s holiday tradition, Santa’s Wonderland! Gather friends and family and spend an evening celebrating the holidays with festive live music, entertainment by the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow, the Rockin’ Rob Show, light displays and, of course, a visit from Santa and his friends. 

Christmas on the Farm Dec. 3 from 2-7pm at Watkin's Woolen Mill Historic Site, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO. Visit with costumed interpreters as you stroll along lantern-lit paths to the Watkins family home, where you will be greeted by the smell of hot cider and wassail, and the sound of Christmas carols. Enjoy free samples of traditional treats, flaming of the plum puddings, reading of the family letters and a visit with Father Christmas. Activities at the visitor center will include kids crafts and live traditional holiday music. This event is free of charge and the Watkins home is open for the duration of the event.

Autism Friendly Santa
Dec. 3 from 10am-1pm at ACI Learning Centers , 6394 College Blvd , Overland Park, KS. Free event. Families of children with autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviors, and other developmental disabilities will find this event an especially enjoyable experience versus the traditional local mall alternative. Apple cider, cookies, crafts, and the ACI Learning Center play area will keep every child happily entertained until it is time for their optional photo with Santa!

The KCS Holiday Express Dec. 15-20 at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City. The KCS Holiday Express is a festive, six-car train that brings Santa Claus and his elves to communities throughout the company’s U.S. rail network at scheduled stops. Guests to the train can visit with Santa Claus and walk through three cars filled with holiday displays. Each event is free, open to the public and no tickets are required. In addition, at each scheduled stop, a charitable contribution is made to the local Salvation Army to provide warm clothes and other necessities for children in need. The Holiday Express was created in 2001 as volunteers dedicated more than 8,000 hours to transform retired rail cars. Today, these cars feature a smiling tank car named Rudy; a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; the elves’ workshop; a reindeer stable; and a little red caboose.

Candy Cane Lane Dec. 2 from 6-8pm at The View, 13500 Byars Road, Grandview, MO. Let’s take a trip down Candy Cane Lane to visit Santa! Enjoy craft time and cookies. This free event is for ages 2-12. Join us at 6pm to take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane! There will be crafts and cookies for all. You are welcome to bring your holiday letter and hand deliver it to Santa himself!


Jim "Two Crows" Wallen Presents: A Visit with Santa Claus Free. Get in the Christmas spirit with a story from Santa, and make a simple craft to take home. Parents and grandparents, don't forget your cameras. An adult must accompany each child. Registration is required. 

  • Dec. 5 from 6:30-7:30pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Weston Branch, 18204 Library Drive, Weston, MO. 
  • Dec. 6 from 6:30-8pm at Mid-Continent Public Library-North Oak Branch, 8700 N Oak Tfwy, Kansas City, MO.
  • Dec. 12 from 7-8pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Oak Grove Branch, 2320 S. Broadway St., Oak Grove, MO.
  • Dec. 17 from 10:30-11:30am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Platte City Branch, 2702 NW Prairie View Road, Platte City, MO.

Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 9 from 10-11am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Raytown Branch, 6131 Raytown Road, Raytown, MO. Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special trip from the North Pole to read a holiday story at the Library. After the story, sit on Santa's lap to tell him what you want for Christmas. Parents, don't forget your cameras! Registration is required.

Storytime with Santa Dec. 15 from 2-3pm at Mid-Continent Public Library - Woodneath, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO. Santa is making a special trip to read a holiday story at the Library. After the story, sit on Santa’s knee to tell him what you want for Christmas. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! Registration is required.

'Twas ETC
Santa is off doing a practice run, so Mrs. Claus decides to get her friends together for a wacky storytelling session of Clement C. Moore's famous poem,"The Night Before Christmas." Registration is required. 

  • Dec. 3 at 10:30am at Mid-Continent Public Library - Antioch Branch, 6060 N. Chestnut Ave., Gladstone, MO.
  • Dec. 17 at 2pm at Mid-Continent Public Library Claycomo Branch, 309 NE 69 Hwy, Claycomo, MO.

Whoville Holidays
Dec. 10-11 and 17-18 at City Market Square, 5th & Walnut, Kansas City. all ages. 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. FREE. 8168421271. Dress up as a Whoville character and visit the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who in their Whoville home located in the center of City Market Square. Bring your camera for a holiday photo. Whoville Holidays is open to the public and FREE with the suggested donation to the Help a Who campaign: three canned goods for Harvesters or a new toy in original packaging for the Salvation Army. 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Sar-Ko Aglow - Dec. 2 from 6-9pm at Sar-Ko-Par Park, 87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS. Kick off your holiday festivities this year by meeting up with friends and neighbors for a community celebration at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park for Sar-Ko Aglow. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the lighting of Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Bundle up and enjoy a stroll through the park while taking in the spectacular lights, sipping hot cocoa and listening to carolers. Santa will also be on hand to hear children's holiday wishes (look for Santa on the circle driveway). Also, plan to stop by the Legler Barn Museum while enjoying the festivities. The museum will be open during the event.

​13th Annual Winter Solstice Torch-lit Hike Dec. 14 from 5-6:30pm at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd., Independence, MO. Walk down a woodland path lit by torches to an ice sleigh, telescopes and a bonfire. Bring your camera for photos in the ice sleigh; view the night sky; see live owls; and drink free hot chocolate. The first 150 will receive free travel mugs. 


Christmas Exhibits and Tours

A One-Room Schoolhouse Christmas! at Lanesfield Historic Site
Nov. 26 – Dec. 31 at Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton, KS.  Free. Drop in for an old-fashioned Christmas! Write a letter to Santa with pen and ink and create your very own ornament. What do oranges have to do with Christmas? What types of gifts were given? Learn how Christmas was celebrated in 1904! Find old-fashioned stocking stuffers in our gift shop. All ages welcome. On December 3, join us for a special Christmas concert in the schoolhouse, featuring the Edgerton Rainbow Connection Children’s Choir. The performance will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a visit from Santa and free refreshments.

Holiday Nights Gladstone
Dec. 10 at 7pm at Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum, 6607 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO. Experience the magic of the holidays at the historic Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum. A free night of holiday cheer for the entire family, this evening event includes live holiday music and carolers, holiday crafts for adults and kids alight, spiced cider, vintage toy display and selfie stations all in the traditionally decorated farmhouse. Enjoy the crisp night air as you stroll down the holiday luminary trail. Children will enjoy the writing station with letters to Santa and vintage Christmas cards and a special guest appearance from Santa himself!

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