The holidays are a special time of year, but that is especially true here in Kansas City. With so much to see and do as we get closer to the holiday season, we at Dani Beyer Real Estate have put together a list of this week’s featured events to help get you started on your way to merriment and holiday cheer. We’re sure these fun events and attractions will be worth braving the cold for!


Kansas City Events December 18 – 20

Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train

December 17 – December 20
Thursday, Dec. 17: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 18: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Admission

Bring your children to Union Station any day this weekend for the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express train’s 15th¬†annual run. One of Kansas City’s favorite holiday traditions, the Holiday Express Train brings Santa and his elves to Union Station just before Christmas. You and your family¬†can visit with Santa and tour the train and its activities for free. ¬†With something for all ages to enjoy, the Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car, Rudy; a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; the elves’ workshop; the reindeer stable; and, of course, a little red caboose.

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Union Station,
Sprint Festival Plaza,
30 W. Pershing Rd.,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Holiday Bricktacular

Now Through December 24
Open Daily at 10 a.m.
Tickets Starting at $14.50

If your kids are Lego fans, then they’re sure to love the Holiday Bricktacular event going on at the LEGOLAND¬ģ Discovery Center at Crown Center. While playing and building, your kids can take part in fun, winter themed activities throughout the attraction, including a meet and greet with LEGO Santa, a holiday-themed build table, a winter scavenger hunt, and the opportunity to build an ornament, a snowflake or a gingerbread house.¬†LEGO Santa will be available for meet and greets on Saturday and Sunday at the following times: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City,
2475 Grand Blvd., 
Kansas City, MO 64108

Downtown Dazzle

December 19 – December 20
Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Admission

Once you’ve enjoyed the Holiday Express Train at Union Station, head out front to be a part of Downtown Dazzle. A family-fun filled event, Downtown Dazzle brings to life a¬†full-size snow globe photo station for you and your family to capture your holiday memories in a fun photo, along with other holiday events and activities. Photos are free, and you¬†can¬†have them delivered via Twitter or email.

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Union Station,
30 W. Pershing Rd.,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Christmas in the Park

Open through December 31
Sunday РThursday: 5:30 p.m. Р10:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Р11:00 p.m
FREE Admission (Donations Accepted)

Check out the holiday magic that is Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park, now in its 28th year. This holiday light show¬†spans the entirety of the Longview Lake Campground¬†with¬†the sights of the season made up of¬†more than 300,000 glistening lights and 175 colorfully animated holiday scenes. See¬†for yourself why this is one of the region’s favorite holiday attractions. It’s free to drive through, but donations are accepted¬†to benefit one of 35 local charities. Be sure to leave plenty of time to drive through, lines can be long as the holiday season gets closer.


Longview Lake Campground

KCP&L Plaza Lights

On through January 17
Turn on Daily at 5 p.m.

The Plaza Lights are turned on on Thanksgiving each year, and are always a spectacular attraction to behold¬†throughout¬†the holiday season. As a long and historical Kansas City holiday tradition,¬†The Plaza Lights started with a string of just 16 lights over a doorway in 1925. Don’t miss the 86th year of the lights this season. The Plaza shops offer extended holiday hours this time of the year, so go enjoy dinner and finish your holiday shopping in the glow of the beautiful Plaza Lights.


Country Club Plaza,
4750 Broadway St,
Kansas City, MO 64112

We hope you stay warm and enjoy all that Kansas City has to offer during this magical time of year. If you’d like to find more events and activities going on during the holidays around the area, check here.

And if you’re interested in buying or selling a home before the end of the year, we can help. Just head on over to our real estate site.

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