Johnson County Kansas Christmas Light Displays
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This is a list of Johnson County Kansas Christmas light displays worth going out of your way to see. Click on the photos for larger images or links to pages devoted to the displays. The tours changes every year. All displays on this page have been verified for 2015, though many have photos from previous years.

Topeka Christmas Light Displays    Lawrence Christmas Light Displays

Far North Johnson County & South Wyandotte County Tour
Kansas City, Kansas    Far North map A
 South 46th Terrace Christmas Display
South 46th Terrace Christmas Display - Kansas City, Kansas The Deckard Family Christmas Display is just two doors from the Johnson County Line. Considering the modest size of the house and front yard, Terry and Vicki Deckard have done an amazing job. They start putting the lights up in October and are always adding to and updating the display. New items for 2014 include the inflatable figures on the roof above the car port.
 

3141 South 46th Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Kansas City, Kansas    Far North map E
 County Line Road Nativity
County Line Road Nativity - Kansas City, Kansas. The highlight of this County Line Road Christmas display is the large backlit, cut out nativity, which appears to be hand made. It is flanked by retro plastic choir figures and candles. This display is smaller than most on these tour routes but is right along the way and the nativity is quite attractive. 

If you know more about this display, please email the details.

5536 County Line Rd, Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Kansas City, Kansas   Far North map B
 Piper Family Christmas Display
Piper Family Christmas Display - Kansas City, Kansas The Piper Family Christmas Display in south Wyandotte County was not up when we checked in 2014, but is back in 2015. The nicely done static display includes some inflatable decorations which are too faint to be easily seen in this image. It would look even nicer if the driveway was not in use, but there have always been vehicles blocking the house. 

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3024 South 46th Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Merriam, Kansas    Far North map F
 Steve Pearson Christmas Display 
Steve Pearson Christmas Display - Merriam, Kansas Steve Pearson started enlarging his Christmas light display in 1989. By 2002 he had 15,000 lights. In 2014 the display was absent, but it has returned for 2015. It is on a major street, but this section of Johnson Drive has lighter traffic than most. Steve's holiday display has won the Merriam, Kansas Festival of Lights Contest at least 3 times. 

Steve's own gallery of photos of his display for 2008.

9900 Johnson Drive, Merriam, Kansas 66203

Shawnee, Kansas   Far North map C
 47th Street Christmas Display
47th Street Christmas Display - Shawnee, Kansas Finding this house can be a little confusing. This street is the line between Johnson & Wyandotte Counties, and the south side of the street is 47th Street while the north side of street is County Line Road. This display is unusual because it is all on the roof of the home. There are are just 2 small figures in the yard. This display goes up later than most and may not be up in early December.

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9525 West 47th Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66208

Kansas City, Kansas   Far North map D
 52nd Street Christmas Display
52nd Street Christmas Display - Kansas City, Kansas This home at the corner of 52nd Street and Hagemann Street has an amazing display for the size of the house and yard. Music is softly playing in the yard, or you can tune your radio to 104.7FM to enjoy the sound and light program between 5-10PM. Return at Halloween to see another cool display.

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2723 South 52nd Street Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Edwardsville, Kansas    Edwardsville Map
 Mason Family Christmas program
Mason family Christmas light program - Edwardsville, Kansas The Mason family Christmas light program is very nicely done. It has fewer lights than most similar programs, but grew to over 18,000 lights in 2013 when they added Rudolph and the other 8 reindeer, plus two star bursts. The animated display operates every 20 minutes from 5 - 8 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 5 - 10 PM on Friday - Saturday. Tune your radio to 107.5 FM.

9821 Swartz Road, Edwardsville, Kansas 66111

Johnson County North Christmas Display
North Johnson County - South Wyandotte County MapNorth Johnson County - South Wyandotte County Christmas Map
Edwardsville Map
Edwardsville Christmas Display Map
North Johnson County Kansas Christmas Light Displays
Prairie Village, Kansas   North map A
 Candy Cane Lane 
Candy Cane Lane - Prairie Village, Kansas In 2008 Candy Cane Lane recovered from several years of dwindling displays. It was the 51st year of Candy Cane Lane and every house was attractively decorated. This display of lights was once again worth a special visit. They have continued to put up the new displays and this has become one of the most popular Christmas displays in Kansas City. 

Longer review with more photos and map.

7900 block of Outlook Lane, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

Overland Park, Kansas    North map I
 105th Street Christmas Display
105th Street Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas There are many nice Christmas displays in the neighborhood of the Bender Christmas Light Path. This home next door at 12253 West 105th Street was added to the Kansas City Christmas Light Tour in 2013, dropped off in 2014, but is back for 2015. It was still going up when we took this photo on December 7 and you can see someone hanging lights next to the door. The display is anchored by handsome, decorated trees at each side of the yard. 

12253 W 105th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas    North map B
 Lowell Avenue Christmas Display
Lowell Avenue Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas This lovely Christmas display on Lowell Avenue is just a block South of 75th Street. We discovered it on our way to investigate another holiday display that wasn't nearly as impressive. In addition to the outdoor display, there are more decorations in the picture windows. This photo is from 2010.

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7533 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Overland Park, Kansas    North map J
 Butcher Christmas Light Display
Butcher Christmas Light Display - Overland Park, Kansas The Butcher Christmas Light Display is located at the corner of 103rd Street and Cody Street. It was a little smaller than most displays listed on this tour, but it has grown each year. The unusually tall inflated Santa Claus, snowman and toy soldiers makes this display as impressive in daytime as at night. Several decorations were not lit when this photo was taken.
 

10275 Cody Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas North map C
 Oshel Family Christmas Display 
Hemlock Street Christmas Display  - Overland Park, Kansas The Oshel Family Christmas Display started in 2011 with just a few handmade PVC pipe trees laying on the roof but  it has grown into a handmade train and two PVC pipe trees on the roof and 11 inflatables situated around the yard and the roof. There is a little more than you can see in this pictures, but it is smaller than most on the tour. Still it is attractive and right along the way.
 

7515 Hemlock Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66203

Leawood, Kansas    North map K
 Wright's Lights
Wright's Lights - Leawood, Kansas Wright's Lights are two homes across the street from each other on Lee Boulevard. The animated light program was started in 2009, but 2012 was the first year that cars were permitted to park on Lee Boulevard to watch the show and listen on 100.5 FM. The display grows each year and in 2014 there were 43,084 lights controlled by 29,682 channels. There was some interference on the radio. More at www.wrightslights.info.

9708 & 9717 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, Kansas 66206

Shawnee, Kansas  North map D
 Mike Arnott Christmas Display 
Mike Arnott Shawnee, Kansas Christmas Display 2010 was the first year that Mike Arnott did an animated Christmas sound and light program. In 2010 it featured 48 channels and 12,000 lights. Mike has done a lot with the rather small yard and continues to improve the display each year. The current display has 26,830 lights. Tune your radio to 107.5 FM to listen to the programs which operates from 6 - 10 PM. Donations are accepted for Make A Wish. In 2013 they raised $1,065. More info on Facebook. The display may not run on rainy nights.

12612 West 70th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Overland Park, Kansas  North map L
 Vince & Associates Holiday Lights
Vince & Associates Holiday Lights - Overland Park, Kansas The best place to view the Vince & Associates animated Christmas music and light display is from the parking lot of Emmanuel Baptist Church, across Metcalf. Tune your radio to 96.9 FM. Although this building looks like it is an insurance agency or similar office, Vince & Associates does pre clinical or laboratory research for pharmaceutical companies.  Call (913) 696-1601 to confirm the hours and the final date of the season in early January.
 

10103 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Lenexa, Kansas North map E
 Dowding Light Program
Dowding Light Program - Shawnee, Kansas Just up the street from the Arnott Display, this Dowding Light Program is coordinated to music which is played through a speaker. The lights flash on and off a bit frantically and I think it would benefit from slower transitions. Although the program has been up for several years, 2014 was its first appearance on this tour. 

13089 W 70th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Overland Park, Kansas    North map M
 Gapske Christmas Display
Gapske Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas Bill & Teddi Gapske's 98th Terrace Christmas light display has been growing each year and has been added to the Christmas Light Tour for 2015. There are over 10,000 lights. I particularly like the large NOEL near the front of the yard. In addition to their display there are nice, smaller light displays next door and across the street. The display will remain through January 3.

7716 West 98th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Lenexa, Kansas North map F
 Haskins Street Display
Haskins Street Chrsitmas light Display - Lenexa, Kansas Thanks to Tim Dorr, we discovered this neat, varied display near 79th Street and Pflumm in Lenexa. It has been around for at least a four years. This Haskins Street Christmas Display has many moving figures including Santa Claus on a teeter totter and a small Ferris wheel. There are many more lights than in this display from a previous year. I particularly like the parachuting dog! This photos is from 2010 - a new photo will be posted soon. 

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8007 West Haskins Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas    North map N
 96th Street Christmas Display
96th Street Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas We spotted this 96th Street Christmas Display while passing on 95th Street on our way to buy a Christmas Tree. The open area between First Baptist Church of Overland Park and Holy Cross Catholic School give you a good view from the busier street. There is a bit more to the display than can be seen in this photo, but the van on the driveway interrupts the view. This home is new for the tour in 2015.

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8201 West 96th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66214

Lenexa, Kansas North map G
 Preston Evans Christmas Display
Preston Evans Lenexa, Kansas Christmas display Preston Evans has done a lot with a small front yard at this location of Lenexa's Marshall Drive. Be sure to turn off your radio and roll down the window, since some of the lights flash in time with Christmas music which is playing quietly in the background. Preston said that his 2010 display included 8,500 lights but this photo is from 2012.

13109 Pennycross Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas    North map O
 Goddard Street Christmas Display
Petersons' 92nd Terrace Display - Overland Park, Kansas The 9300 block of Goddard Street has several nice Christmas displays including 2 others which were nearly large enough to be included on the Kansas City Christmas Light Tour on their own right. This display has many Santa Clauses, including three which (along with Rudolph and a couple of elves) tell a story of a mishap on the roof.

9319 Goddard Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66214

Overland Park, Kansas    North map H
 Bender Christmas Light Path
Bender Christmas Light Path - Overland Park, Kansas 2015 is the 11th year for the Bender Christmas Light Path near Overland Park Regional Medical Center. It features a light path based on the game Simon. The yard is divided into four quadrants: blue, red, gold, and green, and the path crosses the intersection of all four quadrants.  Supervised children are welcome to walk the path to Santa, but should stay within the path and retrace their route to leave the yard. 

12303 West 105th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66215

Johnson County North Christmas Display Tour
Kansas City Christmas Light Tour - north Johnson County
Click on the map for a larger image. This route takes you by all of the north Christmas Displays. The
route is 26 miles and takes about an hour and 5 minutes to drive, without the time spent at the displays.
Displays A, B & C 
Map to Prairie Village, Kansas Christmas displays
Displays D, E & F
Map to Shawnee, Kansas Christmas Lights
Displays G, H, I & J
Lenexa, Kansas Christmas Display map
Displays K
Overland Park Christmas Lights map
Displays L, M, N & O
Detail map for Overland Park Chirstmas displays
South Johnson County Kansas Christmas Light Displays
Leawood, Kansas    South map A
 Hager Family Sound and Light Display
Leawood Kansas Christmas Light Display Ken and Marilyn Hager's computer controlled sound and light display is attractive and has less flashing and changing than most animated displays. There are 11 songs on the program which runs from 5 PM to 1 AM. The electronics for this show are by Animated Lighting and the lights are installed by Brighter Holidays. Tune your car radio to 102.7 FM to enjoy the show. This was one of the first animated shows and the program is more tasteful, but less active as most shows in 2015.

There are many attractively decorated houses along 127th Street as you drive from State Line Road, west to this home. 

2801 West 127th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Overland Park, Kansas  South map K
 Martin Family Christmas Light Display
117th Street Christmas Light Display - Overland Park, Kansas The Martin Family Christmas Display was new to the tour for 2013. Located just a few doors west of the Curtis Family Display, this very nice presentation is supplemented by lights and a large dinosaur inflatable in the yard next door. Craig and Michelle Martin started putting up Christmas decorations in 1993 when they moved in.  Every year the display is changed somewhat due to items finally falling apart from years of use, adding new items from the after Christmas blowouts, and forgetting exactly where things were placed from the year before!
 

9606 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Leawood, Kansas    South map B
 Trossen Family Christmas Display
Trossen Family Christmas Display - Leawood, Kansas The Trossen Family Christmas Display includes softly playing music. The Trossens are an Army family and 2012 was the first year that they were in Kansas City. The decorations (which include an 8 foot tall Santa in uniform) continue along the side of the house and in the back yard. For both 2013 & 2014 there have been new elements and themes each year and this display gets more impressive each year.

12716 Pawnee Lane, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Overland Park, Kansas  South map L
 Kreimendahl Holiday Display
Kreimendahl Holiday Display - Overland Park, Kansas The Kreimendahl Holiday Display was also new to the tour in 2013. Jeff and Marcia Kreimendahl have made it even larger in 2014. Located just a few doors farther west than the past two stops on Johnson County tour, this display is a bit smaller than we usually put on this tour, but it is very nice and the culdesac in front of it even makes nice place to turn around before continuing the tour. It will remain up until New Years.

9622 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Leawood, Kansas    South map C
 Fisch Family Santa Claus Airport
Santa Claus Airport - Leawood, Kansas Runways for Santa Claus are very popular, but the Fisch Family Home in the Leawood South Subdivision takes the theme a farther with a line of inflated Santas in airplanes waiting to take off. There are also a helicopter and a large balloon piloted by Santa. Christmas music is played over a speaker and can be heard from several houses away. We are glad to see this display return in 2015 after being gone for a couple of years.

12708 Pawnee Lane, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Overland Park, Kansas  South map M
 Noel Christmas Light Display
No L - Noel Christmas Light Display We just stumbled across this comic Christmas light display, which the tour already went past. The No L caught my eye first, but when I stopped the car and looked closer I saw the fallen ladder and the home decorator hanging from the roof.

If you know more about the Noel Christmas display, please email the details.

8828 West 116th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Leawood, Kansas    South map D
 Kryger Family Animated Holiday Lights
Kryger Family Animated Holiday Lights - Leawood, Kansas The Kryger family holiday display is one block east of Roe Avenue at the corner of 132nd Street and Granada Drive. Tune your radio to 96.9 FM and enjoy a 15 minute sound and light program created using Monster Brain technology. Songs in the  show have included Christmas Eve Sarajevo and Wizards in Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Star Spangled Banner by LeAnn Rimes, and Snoopy Peanuts Theme Song

13201 Granada Drive, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Overland Park, Kansas  South map N
 115th Street Christmas Display
115th Street Christmas Lights - Overland Park, Kansas This 115th Street Christmas Display is actually three very attractive homes in a row. The house next door at 7612 115th Street and 11487 Lowell are also elaborately decorated and there are other homes with impressive displays, creating a nice Christmas environment. 

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7608 West 115th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Leawood, Kansas    South map E
 Ash Street Christmas Display
This Ash Street Christmas Display is one block east of Nall Avenue and just north of 130th Terrace. This is at least the fifth year for the holiday display, which includes mostly fixed lights. There are just a few flashing lights and the only movement is from the white deer at the left. The next house to the left has a Christmas display with deer, which complements this display. 

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13020 Ash Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Overland Park, Kansas  South map O
 Hall Family Christmas Display
Hall Family Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas 2014 is the sixth year for the Hall Family Christmas Display and the fifth year that they have included music and animation. Tune your radio to 107.1FM to listen to the Christmas music program that is coordinated to the flashing lights. Portions of the display are on an island in the street. The mega tree is completely new and is now 38' tall with a new custom star. The display is almost 8,000 channels this year.
 

11308 Mackey Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Leawood, Kansas    South map F
 Holiday Lights at the Farmstead
In 2013, the Ultimate Holiday Tree moved from the residential location where it has been for many years, to Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. It is now called "Holiday Lights at the Farmstead." The display has been expanded and many new display components have been added such as large 3D Spheres, a Whimsical Tree Forest, and a new 20' Majestic Star. The 2013 secular program felt like it was more about showing off the LED technology, than about the season, bit for 2014 the show was much improved. 

13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS 66221

Overland Park, Kansas    South map P
 Suess Family Holiday Display
Suess Family Holiday Display - Overland Park, Kansas The Suess Family Holiday Display is not large, but may have the densest concentration of lights on this tour. Leslie Suess says that they make design changes every year and have won lighting contests. This neighborhood has many attractive displays which are nearly large enough to have been included on the tour. Be sure to look up the side streets for other decorated homes. The 2015 display will remain up until January 2 and has a new 8.5 feet tall LED Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower.

11619 Lucille street, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Overland Park, Kansas  South map G
 Christmas Place - Terrace Place subdivision
Christmas Place - Overland Park, Kansas Since 1992, the 23 homes of these two streets in the Terrace Place subdivision have been creating Christmas Place. These homes are coordinated with all keeping the same theme, rather than individually standing out. Pulling into the subdivision is like walking through an enchanted forest. There is a feeling of being inside this display that adds to the wonder and isn't captured in the photo. Cindy Lou Corley started the tradition by providing lighted candy canes to every home.  Cindy died about 18 years later from breast cancer but the celebration continues. 

8911 W 131st Place, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Lenexa, Kansas    South map Q
 110th Terrace Display
110th Terrace Christmas Display - Lenexa, Kansas I was pleased to first discover this display when passing by on College Boulevard. This neighborhood has several nice displays but this one on 110th Terrace is the largest and most interesting. It is spread over a large corner lot and includes Christmas music coordinated with some of the lights, coming from a speaker near the back.

If you know more about this 10th Terrace Christmas display, please email the details.

13916 W 110th Terrace, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas  South map H
 129th Terrace Christmas Display
129th Terrace Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas This 129th Terrace Christmas Display is very attractive on its own, but the culdesac has several other homes that are also well decorated. This large display includes a light show and radio broadcast on 91.1 FM. They moved to that frequency a year or two ago and their broadcast no longer gets interference from commercial radio.  On December 3, 2015 the display was under construction, but it should be up by now.
 
 

8500 West 129th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Overland Park, Kansas  South map R
 Nottingham by the Green Subdivision
Nottingham by the Green Christmas lights - Overland Park, Kansas The trees throughout Nottingham by the Green subdivision have green lights on the trunks and red lights in their lower branches. While this does not give the feeling of being within the display in the way that Christmas Place does, this Christmas light display goes on for many blocks and gives some good vistas. If more lights were added to the trees, or more of the residents did significant individual holiday displays, I think that this could become the most impressive Christmas light display in the Kansas City area.

East of Pflumm Rd & South of 127th St., Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, Kansas  South map I
 Slater Street Christmas Display
Slater Street Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas We have admired this Christmas Light display at the corner of 125th Street and Slater Street for several years, but 2012 was the first year that it was included on the Kansas City Christmas Light Tour. Many of the lights can be seen from Antioch Road.

If you know more about the Slater Street Christmas display, please email the details.

12473 Slater Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Overland Park, Kansas  South map S
 Bradshaw Christmas Light Show
Nottingham by the Green Christmas lights - Overland Park, Kansas The last display on the South Johnson County Christmas Light Tour is also the most recent display added to the tour. The Bradshaw Street Christmas Light Show has a soundtrack which is broadcast on 99.9FM and includes a talking Christmas tree.

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13812 Bradshaw, Overland Park, Kansas 66221

Overland Park, Kansas  South map J
 Curtis Family Christmas Light Display
Curtis Family Christmas Light Display - Overland Park, Kansas 18 years ago, Craig and Paula Curtis used 3,000 lights to decorate their home for the first time. Their display has grown to 25,000 lights, with the bulk of the Christmas lights on the roof of the Overland Park home, giving a unique look to the Curtis Family Christmas Light Display. The display stays much the same each year, but Paula likes to add a "misfit" to each year's display. 

9508 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Johnson County South Christmas Display Tour
South Johnson County Christmas Light Tour Map
This route takes you by all of the southwest Johnson County Christmas Displays. The entire route is 25 miles
and takes about 70 minutes to drive, without the time spent at the displays. I recommend doing
only a portion of this tour on a single evening. Larger map.
Displays A, B, C, D & E
Display F, G, H & I
  Displays J, K, L, M, N, O & P
  Display Q
R & S
Nottingham Christmas light map
Olathe Christmas Light Displays
Olathe, Kansas Olathe map A
 Taggart Christmas Display
Taggart Christmas Display - Olathe, Kansas George Taggart's Christmas Light Display on Sturgeon Drive has been growing every year and is new to this tour in 2015. He has already ordered more features for next year's display. The traditional Santa at the Chimney with a sleigh and reindeer on the roof is simple but effective. There are other nice displays including one almost as large, up the block.

15020 S. Sturgeon, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map G
 Cedar Hills Holiday Displays
Cedar Hills Holiday Displays - Olathe, Kansas While none of the homes on this attractive culdesac have quite a large enough display to make this tour on their own, there are five very nice displays and this block is included on the tour as a combination. We would love to see some of the other homes continue the green and red tree theme. 
 

900 block of South Cedar Hills Street, Kansas 66061

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map B
 Lewis Family Handmade Christmas
Lewis Family Handmade Christmas - Olathe, Kansas The Lewis Family Handmade Christmas display is worth visiting day or night. The corner lot has many elements which can be enjoyed during the day, such as the wooden Santa and sleigh on the porch roof and a wooden handmade life size nativity on the south side of the home. The nativity alone would put this display on the tour, but there are also moving deer and a ring of snowmen (made from wooden spindles) holding hands around the front tree. This display is new to the Christmas light tour in 2015.

14512 S. Summertree Lane, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map F
 Simpson Family Christmas Lights
Simpson Family Christmas Lights - Olathe, Kansas The Simpson Family has been developing this sound and light display for about 6 years, but 2013 was their first year at this southwest Olathe location. Christmas music plays softly over a speaker and the lights flash on and off with the music. In 2014, there were nearly 16,000 lights, which were regulated by 6 timers. There were 4 dedicated breakers just for lights. New for 2015: There is a place to leave letters to Santa and Santa or one of his elves will be out to visit on November 25-29 and December 5-23. The program runs until January 1.

1085 S Wyckford Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map C
 Paulie's Penguin Playhouse
Paulie's Penguin Playhouse - Olathe, Kansas The Craig family Christmas display started off in 2004 with 15 penguins and a few Christmas lights, but has grown to nearly 150 lighted figures which fill most of his yard at Mur-Len Road & Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe, Kansas. In 2007 it took a crew six days to set up the Christmas display. Many of the figures move, some play music, and there are even penguin videos playing on the roof. This is the largest single display in Johnson County, and one of the largest Christmas Displays in metropolitan Kansas City. Longer review.

16617 Indian Creek Parkway, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map G
 Christmas Card Lane
Christmas Card Lane - Olathe, Kansas Christmas Card Lane was once an entire subdivision of homes with extravagant Christmas decorations & lights, tied together thematically by giant Christmas cards with greetings from each family. It seemed that nearly every home was decorated with Christmas lights and luminaries. Fewer homes have been decorated in in Christmas Card Lane recent years, but there are still many decorated homes and it is still worth a special visit.  Longer review with more photos and map. 
 

West of Ridgeview and north of 151st Street Olathe, KS 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map D
 Anne Shirley Drive Christmas Display
Anne Shirley Drive Christmas Display - Olathe, Kansas This display at the corner of Pineview Street and Anne Shirley Drive is only about three blocks from the previous Pineview Street display. The display has about 4,000 lights and was started in 2013. It is a little smaller than many displays on this tour, but it right on the way as you view other Christmas displays in this neighborhood.

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949 East Pineview Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map I
 Gallagher Family Christmas Lights
160th Terrace Christmas Lights - Olathe, Kansas 160th Terrace Christmas Lights is new to this tour in 2014. It was spotted while we were traveling to confirm the Arbor Landing display for the new season. It is at the corner where West 160th Terrace and South Matt Street meet and it is easiest to get there from Matt Street.

Rollie & Patsy Gallagher moved to Madison Place in 2001 and have decorated every year for Halloween and Christmas. They love to decorate for their great grandchildren.

18997 West 160th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map E
 Dorr Family Light Show
Dorr Family Light Show - Olathe, Kansas After 5 years at their home on Fontana Street, the Dorr Family Light Show moved to a new location behind the Prairie Village City Hall in 2011. In 2014, the sound & light show moved to Stagecoach Park in Olathe and it continues here in 2015. The show runs 5:30 to 10PM on Monday - Thursday, 5:30 to 11PM on Friday - Sunday. Tune your radio 100.5 to listen to the program while watching the  41,000 lights. 

Donations are accepted for the Olathe Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund.

1205 East Kansas City Road, Kansas 66061

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map J
 Arbor Landing Holiday Lights
Arbor Landing Holiday Lights - Olathe, Kansas Arbor Landing Holiday Lights was new to this tour in 2013. The trees through the entire Arbor Landing subdivision are lit with green and white lights, plus some homes have very attractive displays. Take the time to drive every street.

This photos shows 161st Street, which has signs saying it was an honorable mention in the Arbor Landing Holiday Lights in 2013.

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West Mur-Len at 162nd Street Olathe, KS 66062

Olathe Christmas Light Tour Map
Olathe Kansas Holiday light tour
This map will take you past all of the featured home displays in the Olathe Christmas Light Tour.
The route is about 22 miles long and takes about 50 minutes to drive, plus the time spent enjoying the holiday lights.
Displays A & B
Olathe Kansas Paulies Penquins
Displays C, D E
Olathe Kansas Christmas display tour
Displays F & G
Olathe Kansas Christmas Light map
Displays H, I & J
Olathe Kansas Christmas Light map
West Johnson County Christmas Light Displays
Shawnee, Kansas    West map A
 Ahaus Family Christmas Display
Ahaus Family Christmas Display - Shawnee, Kansas The Ahaus Family Christmas Display is new to this tour in 2015. The lights flash to music playing from a a speaker and there is a sign which says, "So you hear what I hear? Give us a little listen!" My favorite parts ar the spiral striped columns flanking the door and the tall inflated Space Sleigh next to it.

21324 W. 58th Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Lenexa, Kansas    West map E
 Alden Christmas Light Display
Alden Christmas Light Display - Lenexa, Kansas The Alden Christmas Light Display is new to the tour for 2015. It seems to have a little of everything wrapped together in one yard. Although it wasn't very windy the night this photo was taken, the inflatables on the far side of the yard were laying down.

9025 Alden Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66220

Shawnee, Kansas    West map B
 Williams Christmas Lights
Williams Christmas Lights - Shawnee, Kansas The Williams Family Holiday Program was presented in Overland Park, for 10 years, but moved to Shawnee in 2012. There are 430 channels of computer control in use and over 40,000 lights. This is one of the best shows we have seen and has its own web site. Contributions are accepted for Kansas City Rescue Mission. Tune your car radio to 101.7 FM from 5:30 - 10:30PM though New Years. 

6321 Millbrook Avenue, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Lenexa, Kansas    West map F
 Symphony in Lights
Symphony in Lights - Lenexa, Kansas The Symphony in Lights atop the Falcon Valley Speedy Car Wash in Lenexa can be viewed from either side of the building, but the best views are from the supermarket parking lot on the east side. We particularly like the snowman on the roof of the car wash. Tune to 89.9 FM from 5-11PM for the 40 minute long synchronized light program. 15 minutes will probably be enough, but it is well worth the visit.

10150 Walker Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66220

Shawnee, Kansas    West map C
 Clark Family Christmas
Clark Family Christmas light and music program - Shawnee, Kansas 2015 is the fourth year for the Clark Family Christmas light and music program. The house is on a very large lot and the lights are spread over a wider area than appear in this photo. In addition to radio broadcast, the music can be faintly hear outside. You can also tune your car radio to 95.1 FM from 5:30 - 11:30PM, but the signal was quite weak when we visited.
 

6800 Maurer Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66217

De Soto, Kansas    West map G
 Kill Creek Road Christmas
Kill Creek Road Christmas - De Soto, Kansas The large wooded lot at this home at Kill Creek Road and 91st Street has many well lighted trees, plus other lighted decorations, including two crosses. Only a portion of the display can be seen from any one location and less than a third of the lights appear in this photo. 

Please email if you have more details about this display. 

31965 W 91st Street, De Soto, Kansas 66018

Shawnee, Kansas    West map D
 Sar-Ko Aglow
Sar-Ko Aglow - Lenexa, Kansas Sar-Ko Aglow is what the city of Lenexa calls the lighting ceremony at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, but I think that is a good name for the park during the rest of the Christmas season. The beautiful collection of lighted trees around Rose's Pond is popular destination on warm December nights.
 

14907 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215

De Soto, Kansas    West map H
 Bell Family Christmas
Bell Family Christmas - De Soto, Kansas For 2014, the Bell Family has moved their Light O Rama west from the former home on Mize Road in Shawnee. Tune your car radio to 88.3 FM to listen to the music while watching the Light-O-Rama technology. The program runs until 10PM on  Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

8673 Brome Road, De Soto, Kansas 66018

West Johnson County Christmas Map
Displays A, B & C
West Lenexa Christmas map
Displays D, E & F
Shawnee Christmas lights map
Displays G & H
De Soto Kansas Christmas Light map
 
Far South Johnson County Christmas Light Displays
Gardner, Kansas 
 Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park - Gardner, Kansas In addition to the light display at Gardner's 25th Annual Christmas in the Park, the 2015 holiday kicks off with the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7PM at Cornerstone Park.  Seasonal music will be performed by area school children. The event will include a Christmas time message from Mayor Chris Morrow and the arrival of Santa. Santa's Workshop will open immediately following the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30 and will re-open December 6 and 13 from 5 - 6:30PM. 
 

Cornerstone Park - 215 North Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030

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