Kid-Friendly Holiday Pop-Ups - Festive Dining Around the KC Metro

By Melissa Basgall, Editor and Publisher, Macaroni KID November 10, 2023

This holiday season, Kansas City and its neighboring areas are buzzing with a variety of family-friendly pop-up restaurants. These temporary dining spots offer an exciting blend of holiday cheer and tasty dishes, creating a memorable experience for both kids and parents.

πŸ₯‚Terrace Room at Powell Gardens

Nestled within Powell Gardens' scenic beauty, the Terrace Room transforms into a festive hub during the holidays. Families can enjoy a variety of holiday-themed offerings, from grazing boards to desserts and drinks. Whether it's a full dinner, drinks, or a sweet ending to the day, this mid-century-themed space sets the perfect holiday tone.

πŸ₯‚SnowGlobe at 23rd Street in Lawrence and Calaveras in Lee's Summit

Adorned with delightful decorations and a menu filled with seasonal delights, these venues promise an enchanting experience for families. Along with great food, keep an eye on their websites for special events like Santa appearances, adding an extra dash of excitement to your dining experience.

πŸ₯‚Miracle - Plaza and Crossroads, KCMO

Miracle Pop-Up spreads its festive cheer across two locations, offering a whirlwind of holiday magic. With dazzling decorations and delicious dishes, families are welcome for reservations before 5 PM, ensuring a cozy dining experience before transitioning to an adults-only atmosphere at 6 PM.

πŸ₯‚Winter Wonderland at The Kauffman Center

The Kauffman Center transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Families are invited to indulge in a variety of festive dishes and colorful cocktails. Kids can even enjoy a hot cocoa train, making this pop-up a perfect blend of holiday magic and artistic splendor.

πŸ₯‚Sippin' Santa at Dempsey's in Lawrence

Dempsey's hosts the Sippin' Santa experience, infusing holiday cheer with tropical vibes. Offering a menu filled with festive treats in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, it's a unique twist on traditional holiday dining.

πŸ₯‚A Pop-up Before Christmas at Vignettes
"A Nightmare is returning to Kansas City!" Help bring some Christmas joy to Halloween Town this November! Remember Christmas is no fun without a good scare - for we've got delicious drinks and snacks to share! Whether you are here to throw snowballs or heads, you shall find delight and fright in this collision of the holiday lands of yore! This pop-up event is only available from 11/4 until 12/9 so make your reservations now at! Please note: Sunday-Thursday are family-friendly events, while Fridays and Saturdays are 21+ events.

These kid-friendly holiday pop-up restaurants offer more than just food and drink—they deliver an immersive journey through the enchantment of the holiday season. Families can create lasting memories while relishing delicious meals and embracing the joyful spirit of the holidays. Gather your loved ones and set out on a culinary adventure through these delightful pop-up spots to make this holiday season extra special.

Looking for a festive date night or a fun night out with friends, and specifically want an adults-only crowd? If so, click here to see a list of Holiday Pop-up Events for those 21+!

For more holiday fun, including character appearances, light shows, holiday pop-up bars, and more, check out the complete Family Guide to The Holidays in Kansas City!