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Where to See Santa in Kansas City

Visit Santa Claus in Kansas City

It’s time to get your holly jolly on! Round up the family for a trip to see Santa Claus in the flesh. Have your wish lists ready and your phones out for a photo op with Mr. Claus! We’ve compiled a list of some of Kansas City’s top places to see Santa. Check out the list below for the 4-1-1 on Ol’ Saint Nick.

Events Going On Through Christmas

Santa’s Wonderland – Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s

Location: Participating locations. Click here to find your nearest store.
Dates: Nov 5th through Dec 24th, 2022
Price: This event is FREE to those who wish to attend. Please click here to make a reservation for a free photo opportunity with Santa.

Kick off the holiday season with a trip to your local Bass Pro Shop or Cabela’s. While here families can enjoy a festive parade featuring Santa as he returns to open Santa’s Wonderland. During the visit, families can mail their letters to Santa and receive free giveaways while they are available. You can also enjoy the amazing aquariums and wildlife displays found in every store. Visit Santa and tell him your wishes but don’t forget to get your free picture!

Santa at Town Center Plaza

Location: Town Center Plaza – 5004 W 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209
Dates: Nov 19th through Dec 23rd, 2022
Price: Photo packages start at $45.

Check out this amazing opportunity to get professional photos taken with Santa. Not to mention that there are 7 Santas to choose from! These photo sessions with Santa are located at the Town Center Plaza, on the southside next to the Bath & Body Works. Each session will take 3-5 minutes with an appointment that should be made in advance. Which means no standing in line! After your session is complete make sure to allow time to view and order your images. The photo packages are printed on site and ready to take home at check out. Appointments are per family and not per child. To make an appointment please click here!

Meet Santa at Zona Rosa

Location: The Grove at Zona Rosa – 8600 N. Dixson Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153
Dates: Nov 25th though Dec 24th, 2022
Price: A $20 deposit is required for your time with Santa and goes as a credit towards any digital photo purchase.

It’s that magical time of the year and you wouldn’t want to miss out on a visit with jolly Ol’ Saint Nick. Located in his Winter Wonderland at Zona Rosa, Santa is ready to listen to all of your Christmas wishes. Online reservations are highly recommended but not required. Reservations have priority but walk-ins are always welcome and should not exceed one hour. There are special times for those who want to bring their fur baby for a photo op. For those with sensory sensitivities, there are special times to visit Santa in a calm, quiet setting, one hour before the set opens to the general public. Photo packages vary and additional accessories are available. Click here to make a reservation!

Santa at Oak Park Mall

Location: Oak Park Mall, Center Court near Dillard’s South, lower level – 11149 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66214
Dates: Nov 18th through Dec 24th, 2022
Price: Visits with Santa are Free. Photo packages start at $39.

Santa is back at Oak Park Mall to meet and greet all kids and kids-at-heart. Visiting with Santa is always free but photo packages are available for purchase. Reservations are encouraged for everyone so that you can make sure to have your special time with Santa. When you book online you receive a free phone call from Santa as an exclusive gift. Pet Nights are also available with photo opportunities. During these nights, collections are made on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States, click here to see those dates.

Santa’s Gingerbread Station

Location: Crown Center Showplace, Crown Center – 2405 Grand Blvd Ste 200, Kansas City, MO 64108
Dates: Nov 25th though Dec 24th, 2022
Price: This event is FREE to all those who wish to attend.

Santa Claus will welcome the public throughout the holiday season for visits. wish lists, and even photos! A photographer will be on-site to take photos for a fee, or you may take your own. The photo packages start at $12. *Please note that the Gingerbread Village will not be a part of Santa’s Gingerbread Station this year.*

KC Winter Wonderland

Location: KC Pumpkin Patch – 13875 S. Gardner Road, Olathe, KS 66061
Dates: Nov 25th through Dec 25th. Click here for the specific dates.
Price: Preseason tickets are on sale now starting at $10.95. All children 24 months and younger are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

KC Pumpkin Patch & KC Wine Co’s ROCKIN’ holiday light experience is back in session. Capture forever memories together with your family and with Santa. On select weekends you will be able to join Santa for some “walkin’ in a winter wonderland” at the farm and be able to take in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Not to mention lots of yummy extras available for purchase!

Single Day Events

Christmas in the Courtyard

Location: Merriam Community Center – 6040 Slater St, Merriam, KS 66202
Date: December 2nd, 2022 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: This event is FREE to all those who wish to attend. They are asking for new toy, canned food items, or cash donations in lieu of admission prices.

It’s once again that magical time of the year when Mayor Bob Pape flips a switch, lights glow and Santa visits Merriam. Come and enjoy the second annual tradition of lighting the Merriam Municipal Plaza. The activities of the night include time with Santa, live music, and much more. Who knows, even Rudolph and a few of his friends might even stop by!

Liberty Hometown Holidays

Location: Historic Downtown Liberty – 118 N Main St, Liberty, MO 64068
Date: Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Price: This event is FREE to all those who wish to attend.

Come for a day filled with holiday spirit! Start your day off with visiting City Hall to drop off your letter to Santa in the Santa’s mailbox and getting a North Pole photo op. If you haven’t started your letter yet, here is a template that you can complete before you drop your letter off. Next you can make your way over to get some one on one time and get your photo with Santa. There will also be crafts, games, face painting, and a holiday treat tour! Following these activities is the Mayor’s annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:15. For more information click here!

Breakfast with Santa

Location: The View Community Center – 13500 Byars Road, Grandview, MO 64030
Date: Saturday, December 17th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Price: There is online registration starting at $8. If paying at the door there will be a $10 charge.

What could make breakfast even better than it already is? How about breakfast with Santa?! The city of Grandview invites you to enjoy a morning breakfast with the one and only Santa himself. Come in your PJ’s for a delicious meal, make a craft, and get a pic with the big man in red!

TACC Christmas Party

Location: Tony Aguirre Community Center – 2050 W Pennway St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Date: Saturday December 10th – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Price: This event is FREE to all those 17 and under.

The Annual Holiday party is back at Tony Aguirre Community Center. Come and take a pic with Santa, play some games, create some memories and stuff yourself with Holiday treats. Oh and don’t forget—Santa will be giving presents too! Also don’t miss out on your opportunity to visit with Saint Nicholas. He will be available from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, 7000 Northeast Barry Rd. Kansas City, MO.

Get into the holiday spirit this Christmas with a visit to Mr. Claus in Kansas City. With so many options to choose from, create a tradition of visiting Santa every winter. From breakfast to wonderlands to Bass Pro, create memories that’ll last a lifetime. Who knows, maybe you’ll see some reindeer and Santa’s helpers too!

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