Overland Park is making the whole City shimmer!
The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by exploring the dazzling holiday lights throughout Overland Park? From enchanting displays to magical scenery, the City offers several opportunities to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
Nestled in the heart of Downtown OP, Thompson Park transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. The neighborhood comes alive with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Standing more than 50 feet tall, the holiday tree near the park’s performance stage is the perfect backdrop for a holiday photo.
The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and restrooms are heated and open during the winter.
Experience the enchantment of the season at Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane daily from 5-10 p.m. beginning November 23. Bring some cocoa, cookies and blankets as you view the lights and hear the music from the warmth of your car in the Farmstead parking lot. The display is at the main entrance of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
For those seeking a nature-inspired celebration, kick off your holiday season at the Arboretum:
This annual event transforms the picturesque gardens into a magical wonderland of softly lit pathways and beautifully decorated trees. View enchanting gnomes and fairy villages, enjoy musical performances and grab a complimentary hot cider in the Children’s Discovery Garden.
You can attend the Luminary Walk on these dates:
- Friday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov. 25
- Friday, Dec. 1-Saturday, Dec. 2
- Thursday, Dec. 7-Saturday, Dec. 9
- Friday, Dec. 15-Saturday, Dec. 16
The Luminary Walk costs $15 per person. Children five years and younger are free. Purchase tickets online in advance on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.
Enjoy the beauty of the Luminary Walk electric displays, without the candlelit woods, Santa, musicians, cider, trains or crowds. Electric Glow limits capacity, making the event ideal for wandering through the gardens in a more relaxed atmosphere.
You can attend the Electric Glow on these dates:
- Tuesday, Nov. 28-Wednesday, Nov. 29
- Tuesday, Dec. 5-Wednesday, Dec. 6
- Tuesday, Dec. 12-Wednesday, Dec. 13
- Tuesday, Dec. 19-Wednesday, Dec. 20
Electric Glow costs $10 per person. Children five years and younger are free. Purchase tickets online in advance on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.
Experience the glow of candles through the woods, dazzling light displays and live musical performances at this adults-only event.
You can attend the Candlelight Stroll on these dates:
- Thursday, Nov. 30
- Thursday, Dec. 14
Purchase tickets in advance on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.
Whether you’re seeking community spirit, family fun or a peaceful escape, Overland Park’s holiday lights have something for everyone. Embrace the magic of the season and create lasting memories with these enchanting displays.
Most Spirited Holiday Home
Overland Park’s Most-Spirited Holiday Home contest is back! To enter, submit a photo of the outside of your home decorated for the holidays beginning Nov. 27 on opkansas.org/holidayhome.