Christmas in the Park

Nearly 200 animated displays amaze and delight in Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park Experience.

More than 300,000 lights and nearly 200 animated displays will illuminate your magical drive through Jackson County’s 31st Annual Christmas in the Park. “Every year, we add an exciting new display to the Christmas in the Park Experience,” said Michele Newman, Jackson County Parks + Rec Director. “The year, we’ve added a spectacular 50-foot lighted drive-thru entrance arch that will be programmed to sequence a variety of dazzling colors, patterns and effects.”

Since opening in 1987, more than two million people have made the drive through Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park part of their annual experience.

While there is no charge for the drive-thru event, voluntary donations are accepted, with a portion of the proceeds divided among 41 area charities.

Longview Park at 11101 Raytown Road (two miles south of I-470) hosts the annual event that runs November 21 through December 31.