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Holiday Kick Off Ceremony

November 18, 2017

TIME: Activities start at 10AM | Tree Lighting: 6:30PM

PRICE: Free And Open To The Public

Experience the magical Kansas City tradition at “Holidays Come Alive” beginning Saturday, November 18th. Join us as we celebrate the kickoff ceremony with the largest indoor tree lighting ceremony, featuring a breathtaking performance by Quixotic, FREE Holiday mini-train rides, NEW! Astro Botanicals in Haverty Family Yards and so much MORE. Family-friendly, hands-on activities will fill the halls as early as 10 AM with the ceremony beginning at 6:30PM. Full line-up of activities include:


Grand Plaza

Stage Performances


10 - 10:45 AM School of Rock


11 - 11:15 AM Starlight Stars


11:20 - 11:30 AM Mrs. Claus


12:30 - 1:30 PM 3 Amigos Mariachi


2 - 2:45 PM Dan Riggs Big Band


3 - 3:45 PM STEAM TEAM


4 - 4:45 PM Miller Marley Youth Ballet


5  - 6 PM Gaby Lucas House of Dance


6:30 - 7 PM Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Featuring Quixotic


7 - 7:30 PM The Snow Globes




10 AM - 4 PM Hands on Activities:

Maker Studio & Strawberry Swing in Grand Plaza


10 AM - 8 PM Letters to Santa in Model Rail


1 - 4 PM Balloon Artist & Sister Act Face Painters

in Grand Plaza




7 - 8 PM


Mini Holiday Express in Grand Plaza


Astro Botanicals in Haverty Family Yards


Experience Holiday Magic All Season Long at Union Station. For more Holiday events visit

Grand Plaza is a truly impressive and spectacular event site.