Holiday spirit sparkles throughout Downtown districts & neighborhoods


The Kansas City Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts through Christmas Eve.

What’s shakin’ in Downtown KC: 12.15-12.18

CoComelon Live! JJ’s Journey @ Music Hall – Saturday

FIFA World Cup Watch Parties @ KC Live! – thru Sunday

K-State vs. Nebraska men’s basketball @ T-Mo’ – Saturday

The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual Christmas Festival through Sunday at Helzberg Hall

+ Holiday cheer in Downtown KC +

Bows in the (West) Bottoms – thru Saturday

3rd annual Christkindlmarkt @ The Campground – thru Saturday

Christmas Festival with the Symphony @ Helzberg Hall – thru Sunday

Holiday Choirs in concert @ Crown Center – thru Sunday

Holiday Reflections @ Union Station – thru New Year’s Day

Holiday Soiree kick-off to feature Najee @ Gem Theater – Saturday 

Najee, the multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist and flautist, will kick-off the return of the Jammin’ at the Gem series on Saturday.

Ice Terrace celebrating 50 years – now skating

Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express @ Union Station – Saturday

Martina McBride: Joy of Christmas Tour @ The Midland – Saturday

Merry Market: Gifts, Giving, & Good Cheer @ City Market – thru Sunday

The Nutcracker – Kansas City Ballet @ Kauffman Center – now delighting

Country music icon, Martina McBride will light up Downtown with her 12th annual Joy of Christmas Tour on Saturday at The Midland.

Santa’s Gingerbread Station @ Crown Center – thru Christmas Eve

Strawberry Swing @ J. Rieger & Co. – Friday & Saturday

12 Bars of Charity – Bar Crawl @ Power & Light – Saturday

Ugly Sweater Party @ Crown Center – Friday

Winter Soultice: Kelley Hunt & friends @ The Folly – Saturday

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when the Kansas City Southern Holiday Train makes its annual stop at Union Station from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

+ Live theater now on stage +

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ City Stage – thru Dec. 23

A Charlie Brown Christmas @ The Coterie – thru Dec. 31

Christmas in Song @ Quality Hill Playhouse – thru Dec. 24

Milking Christmas @ The Living Room Theatre – thru Dec. 24

Sensatia Cirque Cabaret @ Quixotic Theater – now dazzling

The Snow Globes @ Quixotic Theater – Sunday

A Spectacular Christmas @ Musical Theater Heritage – thru Dec. 23

Enjoy festive shopping, food, and drink on Saturday and Sunday at the City Market. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list from more than 75 outstanding artisans and makers curated by The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair.