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A Guide for Holiday Lights in Excelsior Springs

Hall of Waters waterbar surrounded by beautifully decorated Christmas trees

As the air turns crisp and the holiday spirit fills our hearts, there’s one surefire way to brighten up our Excelsior Springs nights: the dazzling display of holiday lights that adorn our charming town. From shimmering storefronts to festive neighborhoods, Excelsior Springs comes alive with the enchanting glow of holiday decorations. So, grab a warm beverage, bundle up, and embark on a magical journey through the twinkling wonderland of holiday lights that our community has lovingly crafted to spread joy and cheer this season.

Lane of Lights

The Lane of Lights is open every night from 5:30-9:00pm and open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. It will be open between here and Christmas! It is located on Lovers Lane in downtown Excelsior, between the two bridges on 10 Hwy. Suggested donation is $5 per person, and the money goes back to the community groups that host and the Christmas Committee!

Hall of Trees

The Hall of Trees makes a grand re-entrance after having been closed for a couple of years due to COVID and structural renovations. The solarium is open once again and the local clubs and organizations have beautifully decorated trees surrounding the water bar. Be sure to take some change and vote on the trees that you like best, then stay tuned to the Christmas Committee to see the winners!

Open Hours at the Hall of Waters:
Monday-Friday 10am-4:45pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm

1705 Aspen Lane

Pull up in front of this house and tune into 91.3FM where you’ll be able to watch the lights on this house dance to the beat of 8 different songs, lasting 25 minutes in total! From 5:30pm-10:00pm throughout the week and 5:30pm-11pm on weekends, this destination can be enjoyed at a time that works best for you and your family.

More Local Holiday Lights

The Vintage behind ALDI’s

Ross Drive



Southview and Westview

Sagamore Street



Area Holiday Lighting Events

Believe it or not, there are holiday lights outside of Excelsior Springs and for a small jog west, you can see many more lighting events! Check it out!

Winter Wonderland: Holiday Lights Festival

The KC Wine Co. Vineyard & Winery is hosting a Winter Wonderland Lights Festival at the KC Pumpkin Patch  (13499 Gardner Rd, Olathe, KS 66061). This walk-through holiday light experience begins at 5:30pm and allows visitors to visit with Santa and “The Mean One”, see dozens of dazzling light displays, get unlimited photo ops, enjoy KC Wine Co Wine and Cocoa Bar, find some tasty treat options, and more! Click here for more info!

Winter Magic | KC's Premier Holiday Light Show

At $25 a car, you can pile everybody and your pets in your car and get ready for a dazzling amount of holiday lights on display! Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time, because they cost more at the gate. Click here for more info!

Knights of Lights

You’ve never seen The Kansas City Renaissance Festival like this! Get ready to stroll through a Renaissance wonderland with lights, shopping, food, entertainment and fun. You’ll get visits with Santa, Mrs Claus, and Barbie the Christmas Elf! Be sure to get your tickets ahead because they cost more at the gate. Group discounts are available and you can even enjoy a private dinner in an intimate heated igloo! Check out all the fun and more by clicking here!

Evergy Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens

Kansas City’s botanical garden Powell Garden has been lit up with holiday lights transforming the Conservatory into Crystal Chambers. Bundle up and stroll along a lighted outdoor path and experience the natural joy of the gardens in the most festive season! This event runs until December 30, 2023 (Wednesday-Sunday, 5-10pm). Click here for more info!

Are we missing something from our list? Please reach out and let us know! We hope that you all have a happy and safe holiday season!

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2 thoughts on “A Guide for Holiday Lights in Excelsior Springs”

  1. When is the Christmas for kids to ride the trolly and see the Lane of Lights and see Santa at the Hall of Waters?

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