Christmas Tree Lighting Events and Holiday Light Displays - 2018

By Gail Keller - Publisher Macaroni Kid JoCo November 12, 2018

We always plan one special night when we pile into the car and go see holiday lights. Keith Stokes at Kansas Travel, Tourism & Restaurants has maintained the absolute BEST LIST of holiday light displays. Here are some of our favorites around JoCo:

Christmas Card Lane - Northwest of 151st & Ridgeview
This is a small group of homes with a display of Christmas cards and personal family greetings. It has an old-fashioned nostalgic feel.

Paulie's Penguin Playground - Indian Creek Parkway & Mur-Len
This is an inflatables heaven.  You must park and get out of the car, so bundle up. The home has hundreds of blow-up, animated figures, snow globes and more surprises as you walk around the house through the yard. Don't forget to look up too!  Fundraiser for Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Stagecoach Park - Kansas City Rd & Ridgeview, Mon-Thu 5:30-11 pm
15+ minutes with animation, songs and voice-overs for the elves

Overland Park
Terrace Place - 
131st Place & Antioch
Beautifully coordinated neighborhood display

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane - 137th & Switzer
A fairly new drive-through display with music.

Luminary Walk at the Arboretum
3 weekends

Vince & Associates Lights for Charity Display - 101st & Metcalf. Park across the street in the church parking lot on the west side of Metcalf and tune your radio to 96.9 FM

Get the complete list of Johnson County Christmas Light Displays and maps at

Take a ride (and go on a weeknight) to Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake
Jackson County's Christmas In The Park with over 300,000 lights and 175 animated holiday scenes. Donations collected for over 30 charities.

Public Holiday Lighting Events

Nov. 16 - Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting Downtown Overland Park

Nov. 17 - Legendary Tree Lighting Kansas City, Kansas

Nov. 19 - Holiday Lighting Ceremony Leawood

Nov. 24 - Miracle on 55th Street Tree Lighting Kansas City, Kansas

Nov. 26 - Mayor's Tree Lighting Gardner

Nov. 29 - Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting Prairie Village

Nov. 30 - Downtown Kansas City, KS Holiday Lighting Festival KCK

Nov. 30 - Celebrate Olathe and Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Olathe

Nov. 30 - Sar-Ko Aglow Lenexa

Dec. 1 - Christkindlmarkt Shawnee

Dec. 5 - Tree Lighting Roeland Park

Dec. 7 -  Holiday Lights & Festive SIghts Mission