It’s that time of year again! Get your holiday season started off right by checking out our list of where to see Santa in Kansas City.
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Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops is a great place to take the family to see Santa. With millions of lights and holiday displays, this free event is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. You can also enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies, write a letter to Santa, and make a craft to take home.
Santa at Crown Center
Crown Center is a historic shopping center located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The center is home to several shops and restaurants, as well as a cinema and theater. Crown Center is also home to Santa Claus during the holiday season. Visitors can see Santa at Crown Center from November through December.
Santa at the Kansas City Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo is pleased to once again welcome Santa Claus to the Gorilla Pavilion on December 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm. Be sure to bring your camera for a unique holiday photo opportunity with Santa and one of our furry or feathered friends.
Please note: The animal habitats adjacent to the Gorilla Pavilion will not be open during these visits.
Santa at the Legends Outlets
If you’re looking for a place to take the kids to see Santa in Kansas City, the Legends Outlets is a great option. Santa will be at the Legends Outlets from November 17th through December 24th. You can visit with Santa every day during that time period.
To visit with Santa, you’ll need to purchase a Fast Pass. The Fast Pass will allow you to skip the line and head straight to see Santa. You can purchase a Fast Pass online or at the Santa set located near Entry 3 betweenpersnickety and Vans.
If you don’t want to purchase a Fast Pass, you can still visit with Santa, but you’ll need to wait in line. The wait times will vary depending on the day and time that you visit.
In addition to being able to see and take pictures with Santa, the Legends Outlets is also hosting a number of other holiday events. There will be Carolers every Saturday from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. You can also enjoy holiday-themed movies on the big screen every Friday and Saturday night in December.
Santa at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is a 16-day event held annually on the weekends in October and November. Visitors to the festival can enjoy more than 200 unique shops, food and drink vendors, live entertainment on 11 stages, human-powered rides, games of skill, and much more.
One of the highlights of the festival is the chance to meet Santa and have your photo taken with him. Santa will be at the festival every weekend from October 5th through November 24th. He’ll be located in his workshop near the main entrance of the festival. Be sure to bring your camera and stop by to say hello!