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December 18, 2019

Like every other area resident, Starr Homes knows just how special the holidays in Kansas City are. Here are some of the area’s most elegant traditions that so many of our clients enjoy year after year.

KC Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Kansas City offers several outstanding holiday shows, but the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker is always at the top of our list. This classic Christmas tale is brought to life by some of the most talented members of the Kansas City arts community. After the performance at the iconic Kauffman Center, enjoy dinner at one of Kansas City’s finest downtown restaurants.

Union Station’s Holiday Kickoff Ceremony

Compared to some of the others on this list, Holidays Come Alive at Union Station is a relatively new tradition. The elegance of the holiday decor in the Grand Hall, however, simply can’t be overstated. In addition to Kansas City’s largest indoor Christmas tree, the Grand Hall is trimmed from floor 95 feet up to its ceiling with beautiful red, green, and gold. At Holidays Come Alive, you’ll see the tree lighting, an impressive display of model trains, and even train rides for the children in attendance. This year, Kansas City’s own Quixotic even performed!

Luminary Walk

2019 marked the 20th annual Luminary Walk at the Overland Park Arboretum. In the weeks before Christmas, visitors bundle up and walk candle-lit pathways throughout the gardens. Along the way are hot cider, caroles, and campfires. Whether you’re on a romantic date or a night out with the family, the Luminary Walk will help imbue you with with the spirit of the season.

Plaza Lights

This list would not be complete without mentioning the Plaza Lights. For 90 years, Kansas City area residents have gathered to see the Country Club Plaza’s 15 blocks of Spanish-style architecture lit with thousands of jewel-shaped lights. For an extra dose of holiday cheer, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of the Plaza and take in the beautiful display up close.

If you’re lucky enough to be home for the holidays in Kansas City, partake in one of these memorable traditions. Please feel free to add to our list, as well, and let us know on Facebook your favorite Kansas City area tradition.