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Holiday Kickoff Ceremony

November 17, 2018

TIME: Activities start at 10AM


Experience the magical Kansas City tradition at “Holidays Come Alive” beginning Saturday, November 17.

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, and so much MORE. Family-friendly, hands-on activities will fill the halls at 10 AM with the ceremony beginning at 6:30PM.

Full line-up of activities include:

Stage Performances | All located in Grand Plaza, unless otherwise notated.

  • 10 - 10:45 AM Mrs. Claus Holiday Stories
  • 11:00 - 11:45 AM: KC Ballet 2 Performance
  • 11:30 - 12:30 PM: Salvation Army Band
  • 12:30 - 1:15 PM: Quite Frankly the Band
  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM: Dan Riggs Big Band
  • 3:15 - 3:30PM: Starlight Stars
  • 4:00 - 4:45 PM: Miller Marley Youth Ballet
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM: HARMONIUM
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Holiday Lighting Ceremony Featuring Quixotic
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: HARMONIUM

DAY OF ACTIVITIES | All located in Grand Plaza, unless otherwise notated.

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Kiss Under the Clock - Hosted by Kelly Urich 94.9 KCMO
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hands on Activities: Maker Studio 
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mesner Puppets Holiday Activity
  • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Letters to Santa (in Model Rail)
  • 1:00 - 4:30 PM Balloon Artist & Sister Act Face Painters
  • 6:00  - 6:30 PM Candy Cane Stop with 94.9
  • 7:00  - 8:30 PM Free Mini Train Rides
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM Holiday Model Rail

Event parking rate of $10 applies.

Experience Holiday Magic All Season Long at Union Station. For more Holiday events visit UnionStation.org/Holidays

Grand Plaza is a truly impressive and spectacular event site.