From the Magic Tree to a two-mile-long light display, the joy of the holidays is everywhere you look.
Are you looking to schedule an annual holiday dinner? Look no further. Lee’s Summit has a variety of nice cuisines to give you and your family that loving feeling as you come together. Thinking Italian? Bella’s Italian Cuisine and Coopers Hawk Winery are favorites for a classic fettuccine alfredo paired with a nice glass of wine. Here for the BBQ? You can’t go wrong with Jack Stack Barbecue or Smoke Brewing Company.
Wanting to enjoy the festivities at home but not cook? We completely understand. Third Street Social, Summit Grill and Pearl Tavern, bring the holiday meal to you with family meal packages. Depending on the tier, each package includes appetizers, entrees and the option of dessert to please each guest.
Create new traditions with your family and loved ones by attending these highlighted events.
Kick off the festivities by joining Santa and Mrs. Claus in downtown Lee’s Summit on November 17 as the mayor lights up the town with thousands of sparkling lights. Attendees are in for a treat with this year’s theme, A Toy's Story.
Celebrate the Holidays
Create a new tradition with the family by heading out to Longview Lake to view the spectacular firework display of Christmas in the Sky on November 22. Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live entertainment and a visit from Santa. Fireworks will be shot off at 7 p.m. and choreographed to the classics of the holiday season.
Enjoy the Show
Plan a family dinner then take the crew to see this classic photo op beginning November 22. Thousands of twinkling lights are wrapped around a single tree out at the Paragon Star Sports Complex located at 1401 NW River Road. Spread the holiday cheer by bringing a new or unwrapped toy to donate.
The first-ever Magic Tree Holiday Pop-up Bar is happening this season at Paragon Star, bringing a touch of holiday enchantment to your evenings. Step into a wonderland of twinkling lights, festive décor and the sweet aroma of Christmas trees. Indulge in handcrafted cocktails, delectable bites, and a cozy atmosphere that's sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Open Thursday to Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm. Reservations are recommended. Don't miss out on this magical experience!
Starting November 25, Santa will be at the Lee’s Summit History Museum from 3 – 5 p.m. for photos with your little ones, free of charge. All you have to do is snap the photo. Santa will be at the museum on December 2, 9 and 16.
Grab the family and the wheels and bike around Jackson County's Christmas in the Park on November 19 from 6 – 7 p.m. Bike the 4.5-mile stretch filled with hundreds of twinkling lights and animated displays. Ride at your own risk.
Trip the Light Fantastic
So. Much. Christmas. Santa's elves have transformed Calaveras in downtown Lee's Summit into Snowglobe, the most festive Christmas pop-up bar of the season. Immerse yourself in everything Saint Nick and enjoy a Jack Frost cocktail while you’re at it. The Calaveras full menu will be available for guests to munch on. Reservations are 90 minutes.
Drive-thru this magical winter wonderland at Longview Lake featuring half a million lights and more than 150 animated displays. Admission is free but donations are welcome to benefit more than 35 local charities.
Head to Missouri Town on December 2 to explore the traditions of Christmas in 19th century Missouri. Enjoy the smells, sights and sounds of old holiday traditions.
Hit the ice with Santa on December 16 and 23 at Summit Ice from 6 – 8 p.m. Summit Ice has hot chocolate and fire pits for the whole family to enjoy.