Christmas Events at Local Parks in KC Area

Kansas City has many memorable events for Christmas. The heartland opens it’s heart every year to celebrate in abundance. Below are a couple of these events which are located in local parks for your family to enjoy.

“Christmas in the Park”

The most awesome Christmas light display in the Midwest is located here at Longview Lake Campgrounds in Longview Lake Park. This a very popular attraction and a must see! When the park first opened it included approximately 30 displays and 100,000 lights. Today, the park showcases 175 displays and 300,000 lights! Coming back this year, by popular demand, is the Teddy Bear that blows bubbles! He’s bigger and better then before, standing 20 feet tall, animated with 2,000 points of light. Admission is free but at the end they do ask for donations which will be split between 40 local charities. Last year they raised over $500,000!

This display opens November 23rd and last until December 31st. To find “Christmas in the Park”: Take I-470 to the View High Drive Exit. Exit south onto View High Drive and follow to 3rd Street. Directional signs are posted off of View High Drive for “Christmas In The Park.” The Longview Campground address is 10711 West Scherer, Kansas City, MO 64134. For more information visit

Missouri Town 1855: A Christmas Celebration

Enjoy a old fashion Christmas at Missouri Town 1855 on Dec 10th from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Celebrate Christmas as it would have been celebrated by Missourians in the mid 1800. Missouri Town will be decorated to replicate holiday traditions of German, English, and French immigrants of the time. Listen to interpreters tell historical stories, carolers and musicians play holiday tunes, and sip some hot apple cider. Also, “Belsnickle”, a children performer, will be there with some special treats.

Missouri Town 1855 is located in Fleming Park in Lee’s Summit MO. For directions click here. Admission is $5.00/adults, $3.00/children 5 – 13/children 5 and under are free.

So be sure to visit one of these events this Christmas. They will bring cheer and Christmas spirit to all!

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