Guide to Holiday Theater and Shows in Kansas City


Classic Holiday Movies (November 13-December 24)

See classic movies on the big screen at Union Station this season. Tickets are $3 and showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 13 – 19: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Nov. 20 – 25 The Santa Clause
  • Nov. 27 – Dec 3 Frozen
  • Dec. 4 – 10 Elf
  • Dec. 11 – 24 Polar Express

The Snowy Day (November 27-January 3)

The Coterie presents Mesner Puppets production of The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats, which celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snow ball fights and making snow angels in this uplifting musical play about childhood joys and living life to the fullest each day.  Using inventive puppetry, Keats’ little boy in the red coat comes to life in this charming story collection of Whistle for WillieGoggles!A Letter to Amy, and The Snowy Day. Both live stream and in-person tickets are available. Masks are required for all ages at live performances, and theater has 1/3 of usual capacity. Read all the details online.

Laser Holiday Magic at the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium (November 23-January 5)

Celebrate the season with a selection of favorite holiday tunes brought to life with gorgeous laser choreography. A one-of-a-kind holiday experience!


Holiday Clocktail Concerts (December 3, 12, 19)

Join a free concert live from Union Station on Facebook!

  • Dec.  5: Casi Joy
  • Dec. 12: Millie Edwards Trio
  • Dec 19: The Snow Globes

Spectacular Christmas Show (December 10-25)

Fun for the entire family, MTH’s annual Christmas Show at Crown Center features holiday music taken from Musical Theater as well as innovative arrangements of Holiday classics. An upbeat and dynamic show full of singing, dancing, show tunes, and Christmas classics! 

The Mystery of Christmas (December 18-20)

A Christian re-write of Tchaikovsky’s original Nutcracker, the Holy Spirit (Sugar Plum Fairy) takes Clara back to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Christ, the heavenly host rejoicing, and the Nations of the world presenting their dances before the King of Kings. Seating is limited. The Center holds 600 people but due to social distancing requirements and our desire to keep everyone safe, we will only be selling 180 seats per show. Masks are required.

Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!