Experience the magic of the holiday season in the Kansas City region! Get ready to be dazzled by an array of holiday happenings, from brand-new events to beloved traditions that will warm your heart. Immerse yourself in captivating live performances and discover unique and artful gifts for everyone on your list. Invite your friends and family, get your tickets now and let the festivities begin!
KC Clay Guild Holiday Sale and Tour, December 1-3
Join KC Clay Guild for their annual holiday sale and tour December 1 – December 3! With multiple participating locations, shoppers will find an assortment of handmade gifts such as functional and sculptural ceramic art, jewelry, and pottery tools. Visit kcclayguild.org/holiday-sale for more information on all artists and locations.
SAVE THE DATE: Mid-Century Magic Holiday Party at T/m!
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures invites you to a delightful Mid-Century Magic Holiday Party on December 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.! Whether you’re an aficionado of mid-century nostalgia, a lover of all things retro, or simply seeking a fun-filled family event, this is the spot for you. Can’t make it to the party? Visit the Museum for the Mid-Century Magic: A Tale of Toys and Aluminum Christmas Trees exhibit opening November 20!
Give the gift of live performing arts this holiday season!
Celebrate the holidays with the gift of live performing arts! For 59 seasons, the Harriman-Jewell Series has been bringing the very best in performing arts experiences to our Kansas City audiences. From world-renowned symphony orchestras, dance companies from across the globe, highly anticipated recital debuts, to seasoned veterans on the stage, we bring them to you year after year. This season, we’re bringing you the classics…with a twist!
Million Dollar Quartet Christmas Rings with Sounds of the Season
The Midwest Trust Center presents Million Dollar Quartet Christmas December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the Tony Award-nominated hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, this holiday reimagining once again brings together soon-to-be legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for a musical holiday celebration featuring a nostalgic string of chart-topping favorites. Tickets start at $25.
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT!
On December 2, 7:30 p.m. at Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, join us for a cozy escape from the usual holiday routines. You’ll be transported to an intimate concert of traditional holiday music, performed by the incredible International Center for Music Orchestra at Park University. This evening doesn’t just offer beautiful music; it also nurtures a profound sense of togetherness–embodying the genuine heart of the holiday season. Don’t delay! Reserve your FREE seats today!
Bach Aria Soloists’ Annual Holiday Concert, December 9
Bach Aria Soloists’ Annual Holiday Concert is a beloved December tradition! BAS will perform glorious arias by Bach, Handel, Holst, Praetorius, plus, traditional carols. Joining BAS soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson is our great friend, marvelous soprano Lindsey Lang. Don’t miss this treasured holiday concert with these two Grammy-winning voices. December 9, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Find unique gift items at the Lawrence Holiday Art Fair!
Shop for unique holiday gifts from local and regional artists at the Lawrence Art Guild’s Holiday Art Fair! Find quality, original, handmade items by 25 area artists, December 2, 10-5 and December 3, 10-4 at the Cider Gallery. Also check out the All Members Show highlighting work from more than 50 member artists, November 24 – January 19. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and live music at the Opening Reception, November 24, 5-9 p.m.
Embrace the Spirit of the Season – Vespers at the Lied Center
Join us at the Lied Center on December 3 for the University of Kansas School of Music’s cherished Vespers program. Celebrate the holiday season with heartwarming performances by vocal and instrumental ensembles. Vespers, now in its 99th year, is open to all, spreading joy and music. Tickets are available at lied.ku.edu.
Knights of Lights festival at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival!
Stroll through a Renaissance wonderland with lights, shopping, food, entertainment and fun. Visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Barbie the Christmas Elf will captivate you and the sights, scents and sounds of the festivities will enchant you. Gift bags for all adults, children and even the dogs. Open November 24 through December 31, Fridays & Saturdays 5:30 – 10pm, Sundays 5:30-9pm, PLUS Thursday, December 21, 5:30 – 9 p.m. Celebrate New Years with us December 31 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Explore | Check-In | Win
From one-of-a-kind events to twinkling lights to shopping local for the whole family, Lawrence, Kansas, does the holidays right. Explore Lawrence this season with the Winter Wonder Pass, a digital pass that unlocks exclusive discounts and earns you points to exchange for unique holiday-themed prizes. It’s festive fun for the whole family!