We’re Highlighting Our Favorite Kansas City Events in November

In Kansas City, there is never any shortage of fun activities. But the Fall and Holiday season are particularly special. So today, we’re highlighting some of our favorite Kansas City Events in November.

Crown Center Ice Terrace
November 3 – March 10
Crown Center Square

This iconic ice rink opens in just a few days and is a staple to the Kansas City community during the holiday and winter season. It’s great for a romantic date, a family outing or a group event with your office or besties. Days and hours do vary, so be sure to check their website before planning your night on the ice!

Dia De Los Muertos
November 5, 10 am – 4 pm
Nelson Atkins Museum

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a 3,000-year-old Mexican holiday that honors the spirits of loved ones who have passed on. In Mayan, Aztec and Toltec tradition, they see death as something that is natural and should be celebrated instead of mourned. It is a colorful and joyful celebration, and in Kansas City, this will be the 13th annual festival.

There will be multiple activities throughout the inside and outside of the Nelson Atkins Museum. Admissions is free, but pre-registration is encouraged.

GloWild Around the World
Now – December 30, 6 – 10 pm
Kansas City Zoo

This spectacular lantern festival is a must-experience. Although still amazing to see during the day, these hand-crafted steel and silk art pieces are best experienced at night. Some lanterns stand up to 50 feet tall! You’ll encounter global landmarks to animals and flowers and plants from all seven continents. Get your tickets now through the end of the year.

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Weekend
November 22-23
T-Mobile Center

This weekend tournament kicks off the collegiate basketball season, and inducts six to eight players and coaches from around the country into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. In the heart of the Power and Light DIstrict, plan to eat some good food, drink some good drinks and catch some good games. 

93rd Annual Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony
November 24, 5-8 p.m.
Country Club Plaza

That’s right, over 90 years of this iconic tradition in Kansas City. No better way to end Thanksgiving than to bring in the Christmas season with thousands of your favorite KC strangers, right? The good news is, if you can’t make it to the ceremony, the lights are up all through the holiday season, and this year, into mid-February. But the magic of being there when they hit the light switch is truly magical. Everyone should experience it at least once. And for more fun and historical facts on this KC event, check out Visit KC’s site to learn more. 

These are just a few of our favorite Kansas City events in November. There are loads more including concerts, comedians, more light displays, winery events…oh! And we can’t forget the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and all of the enchanting Kansas City events in November they’re featuring like, GLADYS KNIGHT, The Sound of Music by the Lyric Opera, Heroes and Villains by the KC Symphony and more.

This is making us so excited for the holiday season in Kansas City. We love our city. We love supporting the arts and sports and festivals. And, as you know, we love what we do – helping people find their home in Kansas City.