Overland Park sparkles this time of year. Families, traditions, and the softly falling snow make Overland Park one of the best cities to get your holiday shopping done, take a candlelit stroll, or just throw snowballs at your kids. Remember to not eat the yellow snow, kids. Here's our guide to all the holiday events in Overland Park!

KC Holiday Boutique / November 18th - November 21st

The Holiday Boutique is a festive marketplace where you can shop for holiday gifts, see works from local artisans, and experience holiday displays that will inspire your own decorations. Whether you’re heading to the Holiday Boutique with a long shopping list or just looking for a fun day out with family and friends, there’s something for everyone at the show with hundreds of vendors at the OP Convention Center to explore and unique features to enjoy. Tickets $12 - $28. Kids under 12 are free.

Holiday Boutique

 

Mayor’s Holiday Festival / November 19th

It's the Overland Park Mayor's Holiday Festival! Head to Downtown Overland Park to catch Bryan Busby from KMBC 9 News serving as Master of Ceremonies at Thompson Park! The program begins at 5:30 on the “airplane” stage and includes special holiday performances, Mayor Gerlach's check presentation to local nonprofit, Safehome and the official tree lighting! Then head to the Hallmark-movie-charm of Downtown OP for photos with Santa, live reindeer, an inflatable snow globe photo booth, horse-drawn hayrides, and Dickens Carolers. The event is free! Please note: The Mayor's Tree Lighting will be held at Thompson Park, not the Clocktower tree.

DOP

 

Luminary Walk at the Arboretum / November 26th - December 18th

Kick off your holiday season with a festive family walk through the lights at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens! During the four weekends following Thanksgiving, take a stroll along the lit pathways to experience the magical Gnome and Fairy Villages, serene winter woods by candlelight, and the colorful Children's Garden. Enjoy musical performances in four different locations and visit with Santa in his Woodland Depot. The gardens are bright with color -  while the quiet woods are lit with candles lining the walkways. Trees, buildings, and bridges are all part of the show, with thousands of lights aglow. $15 a person. Under 5 is free.

luminary walk

 

Holiday Lights at the Farmstead / November 25th - January 7th

The Farmstead is closed, but the holidays are alive at Deanna Rose! Join the Farmstead for a light show synchronized to your favorite holiday songs and movie soundtracks! Tune in to 90.5 Rose FM as you watch the spectacular show dance to the sounds on the radio. Bring some cocoa, cookies and blankets to view the lights and hear the music from the warmth of your car in the Farmstead’s parking lot. The display is at the main entrance of the Farmstead.

Deanna Rose Lights

 

Miracle on 159th St. - Tree Lighting at BluHawk / November 26th

Bluhawk in South Overland Park is hosting its first holiday celebration! Join the businesses of BluHawk and emcee, Mark Alford, for the BluHawk Tree Lighting at approximately 7:15 pm. Come early for free hot cocoa and cider courtesy of Cosentino's and music by The Dickens Carolers. The hot cocoa & cider will be served in a keepsake mug for the adults. Styrofoam cups with lids will be provided for the kids. The keepsake mugs will be available while supplies last. This event will be located at the green space between Jersey Mikes & Costa Vida. The event is free.

Miracle on 159th

 

Candlelight Stroll Adult-Only Night at the Arboretum / December 2nd

Leave the kids at home! This adults-only night at the Arboretum is for one night only. The Candlelight Stroll is for those looking for a quieter Luminary Walk that still features the glow of candles through the woods, dazzling light displays, live musical performances and the enchanting gnome houses, all without children. It will be the ideal wintry date night – or "friends night out" – much more peaceful than the exuberant family-fun atmosphere of the traditional Friday and Saturday night Luminary Walks. In addition, Embrace the Grape will sell wine and a hot adult beverage to enhance your leisurely walk through the magical gardens.

luminary walk couples

 

Holiday Market / December 4th

Take advantage of this opportunity to shop at the Overland Park Farmer's Market for holiday gifts and goodies! You'll find all the same farm fresh produce and local foods you're used to at the Matt Ross parking lot! The Holiday Farmers' Market is an extension of the farmers' market season and will feature our 2021 season vendors. Come and get it! Last chance for farm fresh apples, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplants, green beans, pumpkins, squash and sweet corn!

farmers market

 

 

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