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:
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.
15+ minutes with animation, songs and voice-overs for the elves
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
Get the complete list of Johnson County Christmas Light Displays and maps at www.kansastravel.org
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