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2020 Winter & Holiday Fun Guide for Johnson County, KS and Beyond

Free and Low Cost Family Holiday Events & Activities for Johnson County, KS

November 21, 2020

Make it a holiday to remember with Macaroni Kid! From visits with Santa and holiday light displays to ice skating rinks and indoor play places, our 2020 Macaroni Kid Johnson County 

ULTIMATE Winter & Holiday FUN GUIDE has everything your family needs to make the most of all the fun and wonder this season brings.

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LOCAL EVENTS BY DATE

**Click on the title to link you to more info. Title- time, cost, location**


Saturday, November 21st

Lenexa Holiday Farmers Market- 10am-1pm, free, Lenexa

Kissy The Cat & The Night Before Christmas Book Reading (virtual)- 11am, free, online

Park Place Holiday Season Premiere & Santa- 11am-7:30pm, free, Leawood


Monday, November 23rd

Chat & Sing with Mrs Claus Live! (virtual)- 5pm, free, online

Dance-A-Story: The Nutcracker (ZOOM/Virtual)- 7pm, free, online


Tuesday, November 24th

Create Your Own Holiday Door Swag @ Touch of Creativity- 6:30pm, $25+, Lenexa

Gingerbread House Fun (MCPL 360 virtual)- 7pm, free, online


Thursday, November 26th

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane Opening Day- 7pm, free, Overland Park

Plaza Lighting Ceremony (virtual)- 6pm, free, online

Paulie’s Penguin Playground, Opening Day- Novwember 26th- December 25th, free, Olathe


Friday, November 27th

Luminary Walk @ The Arboretum- 4:30-10pm, $14.00 per person; free for age 5 and under, Overland Park

2020 Rockin' Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Display- 5-9:30pm, $25/car, Olathe

Crown Center Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting (virtual)- 5:30pm, free, online


Saturday, November 28th

Strolling Santa & Carolers- 1-4pm, free, Leawood

Luminary Walk @ The Arboretum- 4:30-10pm, $14.00 per person; free for age 5 and under, Overland Park


Monday, November 30th 

Chat & Sing with Mrs Claus Live! (virtual)- 5pm, free, online

Gardner Christmas in the Park (virtual)- 6:30pm, free, virtual


Thursday, December 3rd

Christmas at Camp- 4-9pm, $10 in advance or $12 at the door, Edgerton


Friday, December 4th

Photos with Santa- 9am-5pm, $10/family, Gardner

Christmas at Camp- 4-9pm, $10 in advance or $12 at the door, Edgerton

Luminary Walk @ The Arboretum- 4:30-10pm, $14.00 per person; free for age 5 and under, Overland Park

Shawnee Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting- 5:30pm, free, online

Sar-Ko Aglow Lighting Ceremony (virtual)- 6pm, free, Lenexa

Spring Hill Hometown Holidays- 6-9pm, free, Spring Hill

Jingle Jams: A Christmas Experience- 6-9pm, free (drinks for purchase), Lenexa

Christmas in the Courtyard- 6:30-8pm, free, Merriam

Drive Through Santa Photos- 6:30-8:30pm, $5/family, Spring Hill


Saturday, December 5th

Donuts with Santa- 9am, $5 per adult, children free, Merriam

Sidewalk Santa- 9am-12pm, $5-$7, Leawood

Photos with Santa- 9am-5pm, $10/family, Gardner

Candy Cane Hunt- 10:30am, $10/child, Overland Park

Strolling Santa & Carolers- 1-4pm, free, Leawood

Christmas at Camp- 4-9pm, $10 in advance or $12 at the door, Edgerton

Luminary Walk @ The Arboretum- 4:30-10pm, $14.00 per person; free for age 5 and under, Overland Park


Sunday, December 6th

Photos with Santa- 9am-5pm, $10/family, Gardner

Holiday Wellness Market & Open NaturePlay- 2-4pm, free, Olathe


Monday, December 7th

Chat & Sing with Mrs Claus Live! (virtual)- 5pm, free, online


Thursday, December 10th

Christmas at Camp- 4-9pm, $10 in advance or $12 at the door, Edgerton


Friday, December 11th

Christmas at Camp- 4-9pm, $10 in advance or $12 at the door, Edgerton

Luminary Walk @ The Arboretum- 4:30-10pm, $14.00 per person; free for age 5 and under, Overland Park


Saturday, December 12th

Santa's Little Helpers @ Ernie Miller- 10-11am, $7-$8/person, Olathe

Free Holiday Train Kit @ Lowes- all day, free, registration required, Lowes throught Johnson County

Santa's Workshop @ Ernie Miller- 1-2:30pm, $7-$8/person, Olathe

Strolling Santa & Carolers- 1-4pm, free, Leawood

Christmas at Camp- 4-9pm, $10 in advance or $12 at the door, Edgerton

Luminary Walk @ The Arboretum- 4:30-10pm, $14.00 per person; free for age 5 and under, Overland Park

Toys for Tots & Santa Claus!- 5:30-8:30pm, bring in unwrapped new toy and get free photos with Santa, Olathe


Sunday, December 13th

Free Holiday Train Kit @ Lowes- all day, free, registration required, Lowes throught Johnson County

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (virtual)- 6-7:30pm, $20 to stream, online


Monday, December 14th

Chat & Sing with Mrs Claus Live! (virtual)- 5pm, free, online


Tuesday, December 15th

Scheels Virtual Santa Experience (virtual)- 7pm, free, submit info before event to get a personalized message, online


Wednesday, December 16th

Family Date Night: Wrapping Party- 6pm, $15/family, Shawnee


Thursday, December 17th

Jingles and Jammies- 6:30-9pm, free, Overland Park


Saturday, December 19th

Lenexa Holiday Farmers Market- 10am-1pm, free, Lenexa

Strolling Santa & Carolers- 1-4pm, free, Leawood


Monday, December 21st

Christmas Art Camp for Teens- 8am-4pm, $75 for 3 days of camp, Leawood

Chat & Sing with Mrs Claus Live! (virtual)- 5pm, free, online


Tuesday, December 22nd

Christmas Art Camp for Teens- 8am-4pm, $75 for 3 days of camp, Leawood



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