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 change every year and several times during the Christmas season as new displays go up.  The most recent update was December 24, 2020.

If you know of a display which should be listed, we would appreciate an email telling us about it. We will spend over 100 hours visiting houses and updating this site between mid November and New Years.

Topeka Christmas Light Displays    Lawrence Christmas Light Displays

Far North Johnson County & South Wyandotte County Tour
Kansas City, Kansas Far North map A
 Deckard Family Christmas Display
Deckard Family Christmas Display - Kansas City, Kansas The Deckard Family Christmas Display used to be just two doors from the Johnson County Line. Considering the modest size of the house and front yard, Terry and Vicki Deckard did an amazing job. In 2016 they moved to this new location with much more room and the display is even more impressive. 

Lighted from Thanksgiving 2020 until January 1, 2021.

2309 South 49th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Shawnee, Kansas Far North map F
 51st Street Christmas Display 
51st Street Christmas Display - Shawnee, Kansas 2019 wa the first year that we saw this 51st Street Christmas Display and the first time it has been included in this tour. We particularly like what they have done on the roof, even though we couldn't see it on the night this photo was taken because many of the lights were covered with snow. Be sure to drive north on Garnet Street to see more nice, but smaller displays. If you know more about this display, please email the details.

11806 W 51st Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66203

Kansas City, Kansas Far North map B
 48th Street Christmas Display
48th Street Christmas Display  - Kansas City, Kansas This 48th Street Christmas Display in south Wyandotte County was new to the Christmas light tour in 2017. We stumbled across it when we were returning home after checking displays from previous years. There are a mixture of inflated decorations, lights and fixed decorations. We found the display more esthetically pleasing than many which use a lot of blow ups. Up when checked on November 30, 2020.

2303 South 48th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Merriam, Kansas Far North map G
 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. Steve's holiday display has won the Merriam, Kansas Festival of Lights Contest at least 3 times.  It hasn't been put up every year, but is up for 2020. It is on a major street, but this section of Johnson Drive has lighter traffic than most. This photo shows the display in 2019, when there was no longer decorations on the roof.

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. This display has been up off and on for many years. It was not here when we checked in 2018, but is up this year. 

9525 West 47th Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66208

Shawnee, Kansas Far North map H
 Kimberling Christmas Light Show 
Kimberling Christmas Light Show - Shawnee, Kansas
The animated Kimberling Christmas Light Show is new to the Johnson County tour in 2020. We discovered it when it was entered in the "Shawnee Rocks" holiday light contest. Music is broadcast on 100.1FM and the lights move with the music. We particularly liked the train which is a central feature and the round, window like panel on the upper floor.
 

5835 Darnell Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66216 

Kansas City, Kansas  Far North map D
 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 continues to grow each year. Note: County Line Road and  West 47th Street are the same street

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

5536 County Line Road Kansas City, Kansas 66106

Shawnee, Kansas Far North map I
 Johnson Drive Christmas Lights 
Johnson Drive Christmas Lights - Shawnee, Kansas
We stumbled across these Johnson Drive Christmas Lights on our way from the Darnell Street show. There are so many lights that we saw the glow from way down the street. The large house sits on a hill with a horseshoe shaped driveway and the many lights are anchored by a two story inflatable Santa Claus and a snowman.

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

15400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66217 

Shawnee, Kansas  Far North map E
 Quivira Road Christmas Display
Quivira Road Christmas Display - Shawnee, Kansas This 51st Street and Quivira Road Christmas Display was new to the tour for 2019. We discovered it on the way to the following display, which is just a short block away. It is even nicer than it appears in this photo, but the street light partially washes the photo out.

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

5028 Quivira Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

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 started with fewer lights than most similar programs, but has grown to over 50,000 lights, including a nativity, singing Santa and his reindeer, plus four star bursts, two mega trees and two animated screens. The program operates every 20 minutes from 5:15 - 8:30 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 5 - 10 PM on Friday - Saturday. Tune your radio to 107.5 FM. Runs Thanksgiving through Christmas Day.

9821 Swartz Road, Edwardsville, Kansas 66111

Far North Johnson / South Wyandotte County
North Johnson County - South Wyandotte County Christmas Map
2020 North Johnson County - South Wyandotte County Christmas Map Light Tour Map
Except for Edwardsville, this route takes you by all of the far north Christmas Displays. The
route is 9.5 miles and takes about 21 minutes to drive, without the time spent at the displays.
 Displays A, B, C, D, E & F
Displays G, H & I
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. Will be lighted November 28, 2020 to New Year's Day. Longer review with more photos and map.

7900 block of Outlook Lane, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

Lenexa, Kansas North map J
 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 a popular destination on warm December nights. The lights go on December 4, 2020 will remain until January 10, 2021.
 
 

14907 West 87th Street Pkwy, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas North map B
 Vossen Christmas Display 
Hemlock Street Christmas Display  - Overland Park, Kansas
2018 was the first year that this Vossen Christmas Display has had its own listing. It is still a little smaller than most displays on the tour, but is very nicely done and makes a nice greeting for the larger Oshel Family display next door and other smaller ones down the next couple of blocks. Dale & Jodi Vossen add more lights each year and have already purchased more for 2021,

7509 Hemlock Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66203

Lenexa, Kansas  North map K
 Brady Christmas Light Display
Brady Christmas Light Display - Lenexa, Kansas This Brady Christmas Light Display has been part of the Johnson County Christmas Light Tour since 2015. It seems to have a little of everything wrapped together in one yard. There are more Santa Clauses, sleighs and reindeer then we could count, with some of them flying through the air. Lighted from Thanksgiving Day until January 1. In 2019 they added a real sleigh from Nebraska.

9025 Alden Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas North map B
 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 picture. In 2020 there is more to this display than in this 2018 photo, but we like this photo better. Before leaving, check out the smaller display at 7614 Hemlock.

7515 Hemlock Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66203

Lenexa, Kansas  North map L
 Hamman Holiday Display
Hamman Holiday Display - Lenexa, Kansas
The Hamman Holiday Display is new to the Johnson County Christmas Light Tour in 2020. It contains 6 nice groupings of decorations including a group of Star Wars figures, a group of super heroes and one of inflatable dogs wearing Christmas apparel. Santa and his sleigh are projected on the garage. Santa can also be seen waving from inside the living room window.
 
 

10431 Haskins Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas North map C
 Murphy Holiday Figures
Murphy Holiday Figures - Overlnad Park, Kansas
The Murphy Holiday Figures are on the corner of Antioch Road and 76th Street, with nice displays on both streets. Although we didn't discover this display until 2019, it looks like it must have been around for many more years. Our favorite part of this display was the gingerbread man and marshmallows using a giant mug of hot chocolate as a hot tub. Christmas is Mary Ann Murphy's favorite day of the year.

8703 W 76th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Lenexa, Kansas  North map M
 Noland Road Christmas Lights
Noland Road Christmas Lights Display - Lenexa, Kansas
This Noland Road Christmas Lights Display is smaller than most displays on the tour, but its location on a rise along a curve in the street as you drive to Nyman Lights stands out and makes a striking presence.

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

10308 Noland Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas North map D
 81st Street Holiday Display 
91st Street Holiday Display - Overland Park, Kansas This beautiful 81st Street Holiday Display is just east of Antioch Road in Overland Park, just a few blocks south of the previous light display. It contains many inflatable figures, including two dragons and several Disney characters.

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

8801 W 81st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Lenexa, Kansas    North map N
 Nyman Lights On Bradshaw
Nyman Lights on Bradshaw - Lenexa, Kansas
2020 is the 5th year for the Nyman Lights on Bradshaw and they also do a Thanksgiving music and light program. Tune your radio to 99.9 FM for the music which goes with the lights. The nearby neighbors homes may be lighted as the season progresses. Learn more about this display on Facebook.

They raised $125 in donations for Unleashed Pet Rescue and hope to raise more in 2020.

10401 Bradshaw Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Shawnee, Kansas North map E
 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. Mike has done a lot with the rather small yard and continues to improve the display each year. At last count the display had 26,830 lights. Tune your radio to 107.5 FM to listen to the program which operates from 6-10 PM week days and 6-11 on Friday & Saturday. Donations are accepted for Make A Wish. In 2017 they raised $800. More info on Facebook. May not run on rainy nights.

12612 West 70th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Overland Park, Kansas  North map O
 105th Street Christmas Display
105th Street Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas There are many nice Christmas displays in the neighborhood of  12253 West 105th Street. It was added to the Kansas City Christmas Light Tour in 2013, dropped off in 2014, but came 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

Lenexa, Kansas North map F
 Dowding Light Program
Dowding Light Program - Shawnee, Kansas Just up the street from the Arnott Display, this Dowding Christmas Light Program is coordinated to music which is played through a speaker. Although the program has been up for many years, 2014 was its first appearance on this tour. The overall display seems a little smaller in recent years, but does include a new set of lights above the garage door which can spell out short words.

13100 West 70th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Overland Park, Kansas   North map P
 Goddard Street Christmas Display
Goddard Street Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas Goddard Street and nearby Reeder Drive have several nice Christmas displays. This display at 9319 Goddard is the largest and has many Santa Clauses, including three which (along with Rudolph and a couple of elves) tell a story of a mishap on the roof. Up, but not yet lighted on December 1, 2020.

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

9319 Goddard Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66214

Shawnee, Kansas North map G
 Clark Family Christmas
Clark Family Christmas light and music program - Shawnee, Kansas 2020 is the eighth year that the Clark Family Christmas display has been on this tour.  The house is on a very large lot on a street where it is hard to stop and view. Many of the lights flash and music plays on 91.9FM. This year the display is much larger and fuller with a mixture of inflatables and other features. This photo shows a small part of the display, which is hard to photograph all together.
 

6800 Maurer Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66217

Overland Park North map Q
 Gapske Christmas Display
Gapske Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas Bill & Teddi Gapske's 98th Terrace Christmas light display has been growing each year and was first included on the Christmas Light Tour in 2015. I particularly like the large NOEL near the front of the yard. In addition to their display, the flanking displays are almost large enough to be listed on their own.. There will be 40,000 lights in 2020 and they will be lighted from Thanksgiving until January 3.
 

7716 West 98th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Lenexa, Kansas North map H
 Haskins Street Display
Haskins Street Chrsitmas light Display - Lenexa, Kansas This neat, varied display near 79th Street and Pflumm in Lenexa has been around for many years. This Haskins Street Christmas Display has many moving figures including Santa Claus on a teeter totter and a small Ferris wheel. This is a very full display which is hard to take all in on a single visit. I particularly like the parachuting dog! This display is even interesting in daylight. 

8007 West Haskins Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

 Overland Park North map R
 Vince & Associates Holiday Lights
Vince & Associates Holiday Lights - Overland Park, Kansas The best place to view the 200,000 light Vince & Associates animated Christmas music and light display is from the parking lot of Emmanuel Baptist Church, across Metcalf. Tune your radio to 97.1 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. The show is 6 -11PM from November 22, 2020 until January 1, 2021. Note the new radio frequency!

10103 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Lenexa, Kansas    North map I
 Knackstedt Family Christmas Display
Knackstedt Family Christmas Display - Lenexa, Kansas
We had our eyes on this lovely Knackstedt Family Christmas Display for several years as it grew and 2019 was its first year on the Christmas Light tour. It is really beautiful! The display began with figures modeled on the Mitford Snowmen Collection and has been added to over the years. It is just east of Pflumm Road on 84th Street.
 

13412 W 84th Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Leawood, Kansas North map S
 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 90.7 FM. The display grows each year and in 2014 there were 43,084 lights controlled by 29,682 channels. The show will operate from Thanksgiving until January 1, 2021.

9708 & 9717 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, Kansas 66206

2020 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 23 miles and takes about an hour and 5 minutes to drive, without the time spent at the displays. 
Displays A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J & K
Map to Prairie Village, Kansas Christmas displays
Displays L, M, N, O, P, Q, R & S
Overland Park Christmas Lights map
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 15 songs on the program which runs from dark 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, having begun in 2003, and the program is more tasteful, but less active than most shows today. Runs until first week of January.

2801 West 127th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Overland Park, Kansas  South map H
 Hall Family Christmas Display
Hall Family Christmas Display - Overland Park, Kansas 2020 is the twelfth year for the Hall Family Christmas Display and the ninth 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 now 38' tall with a new custom star. The display was almost 8,000 channels in 2016. Up until after New Years Day. 
 

11308 Mackey Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Leawood, Kansas    South map B
 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 eleventh 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. If you know more about this holiday display, please email.

13020 Ash Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Overland Park, Kansas  South map I
 Curtis Family Christmas Light Display
Curtis Family Christmas Light Display - Overland Park, Kansas Nineteen years ago, Craig and Paula Curtis used 3,000 lights to decorate their home for the first time. Their display has grown to 30,000 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. November 28, 2020 through New Year's Day!

9508 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Overland Park, Kansas   South map C
 Coombs Christmas Display
Coombs Christmas display - Overland Park, Kansas The Coombs Christmas display is on a culdesac in the Ironhorse neighborhood which has many attractive smaller displays. A lot is squeezed into a relatively small front yard with another group of mostly inflatable decorations on the other side of the three car driveway, out of sight in this photo. 2020 is the first year that this display has been on the Johnson County Christmas Display Tour.
 
 

15500 Canterbury St., Overland Park, Kansas 66224

Overland Park, Kansas  South map J
 Martin Family Christmas Light Display
117th Street Christmas Light Display - Overland Park, Kansas The Martin Family Christmas Display has been on the tour since 2013. Just a few doors west of the Curtis Family Display, this nice presentation is supplemented by lights 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! The display runs Thanksgiving to New Years.

9606 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Leawood, Kansas    South map D
 Cantrell Christmas Display
The Cantrell Christmas Display was new to the Kansas City Christmas Light Tour in 2019. It sits in a neighborhood with nicely decorated homes with smaller displays. It includes inflatable characters from several different movies. This is already a large display but there is still plenty of room for it to grow and we look forward to seeing it in future years. Be careful when driving past this display. There may be children playing basketball at the end of the culdesac. The display will be up December 1 - January 1, 2021.

15229 Hardy Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66223

Overland Park, Kansas South map K
 Kreimendahl Holiday Display
Kreimendahl Holiday Display - Overland Park, Kansas The Kreimendahl Holiday Display has been on this tour since 2013. Jeff and Marcia Kreimendahl have since made it even larger. Located just a few doors farther west than the past two stops on the 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 a nice place to turn around before continuing the tour. The lights will be on Thanksgiving Day 2020 and remain up through New Years Day.
 

9622 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Leawood, Kansas    South map E
 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 display components have been added such as large 3D Spheres, a Whimsical Tree Forest, and a 20' Majestic Star. The program runs 5-11 PM from November 26, 2020 until January 7, 2021. Tune your radio to 90.5FM.

13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS 66221

Lenexa, Kansas    South map L
 110th Terrace Display
110th Terrace Christmas Display - Lenexa, Kansas The 110th Terrace Display is just off College Boulevard. This neighborhood has several nice displays but this one on is the largest and most interesting. THe decorations are spread over a large corner lot and include Christmas music coordinated with some of the lights, coming from a speaker near the back. We first found this display in 2009. It hasn't been here every year when we have checked, but it is bigger and better than ever in 2020.

13916 W 110th Terrace, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Overland Park, Kansas  South map F
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. 

8705 W 131st Place, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Overland Park, Kansas  South map M
 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.
 
 
 

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

Overland Park, Kansas  South map G
 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  few years ago and their broadcast no longer gets interference from commercial radio. 
 

8500 West 129th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Overland Park, Kansas  South map N
 Christmas on Bradshaw  Must see!
Nottingham by the Green Christmas lights - Overland Park, Kansas The last display on the South Johnson County Christmas Light Tour is also one of the most recent and most impressive displays added to the tour. Christmas on Bradshaw has a soundtrack which broadcasts on 99.9FM and includes a talking Christmas tree. In 2017, this display expanded to encompass the entire culdesac. Every house, is decorated and many of their displays flash to the music.

13812 Bradshaw Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66221

2020 Johnson County South Christmas Display Tour
South Johnson County Christmas Light Tour Map
This route takes you by all of the south Johnson County Christmas Displays. The entire route is 29
miles and takes about 90 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
Display D, E, F & G
  Displays H, I, J, K & L
  Display M & N
Olathe Christmas Light Displays
Olathe, Kansas Olathe map A
 McBride Christmas Display
McBride Christmas Display - Olathe, Kansas For several years, the McBride Christmas Display has had a shout out on this tour for passing while visiting a display up the street, but it has grown to the size that it gets a listing of its own and the other display is no more. The displays has at least 13 inflatables including an 11' Santa and a long feeding trough with 8 animated reindeer. The lights are synchronized to Christmas music playing on a loudspeaker.

504 North Logan Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map E
Smith Family Holiday Display
Smith Family Holiday Display - Olathe, Kansas
This is the first year that the Smith Family Holiday Display has been on our Olathe Christmas Light Tour. There are many inflatable figures anchored by a large handmade set of Santa, Mrs. Claus and reindeer & elves. Their son does the entire display which is taken down December 26th. 2020 is the 3rd year they have been at this house, after 20 years of setting it out at their house in Overland Park.

1932 South Stagecoach Drive, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map B
 Paulie's Penguin Playground
Paulie's Penguin Playhouse - Olathe, Kansas The Craig family's Paulie's Penguin Playground 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. It now takes a crew several 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. Longer review. Open for walking through on Thanksgiving Day through Christmas.
 

16617 Indian Creek Parkway, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map F
 Arbor Landing Holiday Lights
Arbor Landing Holiday Lights - Olathe, Kansas Arbor Landing Holiday Lights was started by the developer of the subdivision, who requested that all the homeowners string white lights along their drives and walks. Today, 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 had signs saying it was an honorable mention in the Arbor Landing Holiday Lights in 2013. These displays go up at different times. 

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

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map C
 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. 

14512 South Summertree Lane, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map G
  Addington Christmas Display
Lewis Family Handmade Christmas - Olathe, Kansas
The Addington Christmas Display is smaller than most displays on our Christmas Light Tours, but it is unique. Joe Addington takes great care in creating each piece by hand. All are lit with spotlights and the house, trees and bushes are adorned with lights as well. This neighborhood has many other nice displays which are a little smaller or less unique. This was new to the tour in 2017. 
 

15904 West 152nd Place, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map D
 Christmas Card Lane
Christmas Card Lane - Olathe, Kansas Many of the homes in Christmas Card Lane are tied together thematically by giant Christmas cards with greetings from each family. Several of the displays are large enough that they would be worth a visit on their own and there are sections of the subdivision that are breathtaking

Longer review with more photos and map. 

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

Olathe, Kansas Olathe map H
  Memorial Christmas Program
Lewis Family Handmade Christmas - Olathe, Kansas
The Memorial Christmas Program is dedicated to Roger Ortega Sr., who passed away in 2016. 2019 is the first year that we have seen this program, which is coordinated to music broadcast on 90.5FM. The front yard is dominated by a large tree, which is currently only lighted at the very bottom and may become a major feature of the display in the future. The program runs from 5:30-10 PM.

15367 S Greenwood Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062

2020 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 12.5 miles long and takes about 30 minutes to drive, plus the time spent enjoying the holiday lights.
 
2020 West Johnson County Christmas Light Displays
De Soto, Kansas    West map A
 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. 

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

31965 W 91st Street, De Soto, Kansas 66018

Shawnee, Kansas  West map E
 70th Street Christmas Display
70th Street Christmas Display - Shawnee, Kansas The 70th Street Christmas Display is a bit small to be included on the tour, but it is unique and close to the route you are already following. We particularly like the North Pole with life sized Mr. & Mrs. Claus and the stockings hung on the porch. There is also a flashing landing strip for the sleigh.

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

21230 W 70th Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Lenexa, Kansas   West map B
 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 5-11 PM for the 40 minute long synchronized light program. 15 minutes will probably be enough, but it is well worth the visit. Program runs until about January 7, 2021.

10150 Walker Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66220

Shawnee, Kansas  West map F
 Boehm & Coleman Christmas Show
Boehm and Coleman Christmas Show - Shawnee, Kansas The Boehm & Coleman Christmas Show is actually two separate Christmas Light shows, side by side. The Coleman family broadcasts on 90.5FM and Boehm family broadcasts on 97.7FM. This is fun, but it would be fun to see what the performance would like if they were coordinated. The radio signal is much stronger on 97.7FM, which is the show at the house on the right.
 

21404 & 21410 West 50th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Lenexa, Kansas    West map C
 Laurendeau Christmas Light Program
Symphony in Lights - Lenexa, Kansas The Laurendeau Christmas Light Program was new to the Kansas City Christmas Light Tour for 2019. The lights are coordinated to music which is being broadcast at 97.7FM. The display is spread along a large corner lot and we look forward to seeing how it grows in future years. There are many nicely decorated smaller Christmas displays to see on the nearby streets before leaving the neighborhood. Runs Thanksgiving through New Years.

24900 W 86th Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66227

Shawnee, Kansas  West map G
 Ahaus Family Christmas Display
Ahaus Family Christmas Display - Shawnee, Kansas The Ahaus Family Christmas Display was added to this tour in 2015. The lights flash to music playing from a a speaker and there is a sign which says, "Do you hear what I hear? Give us a little listen!" My favorite parts are the spiral striped columns flanking the door and the moving Santa face on the house.
 
 
 

21324 West 58th Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Shawnee, Kansas  West map D
 Millbrook Christmas Lights
Millbrook Christmas Lights - Shawnee, Kansas
Millbrook Christmas Lights is in a yard fronting on three streets. All four sides have a large number of animated light figures and the display is quite effective. It was on our 2014 Christmas Display tour, but was not up when we returned in following years. We are delighted it is back for 2020!

Please email if you have more details about this Christmas light display.

7125 Millbrook Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Shawnee, Kansas  West map H
 Quivira Woods Christmas
Clark Family Christmas light and music program - Shawnee, Kansas Most homes in the Quivira Woods neighborhood in northwest Shawnee combine to decorate for Christmas. There have been several large displays, but in 2020 they have gone all out and many homes feature blow molds and handmade cutouts which are drawn freehand by Bill Barkemeyer. Most displays remain lighted until midnight and continue until January 1. The nearby subdivisions also have many homes with significant light displays and it is worth driving through the region.

4636 Woodstock Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

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 Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park - Gardner, Kansas
In addition to the light display at Gardner's 30th Annual Christmas in the Park, the 2020 holiday kicks off with the Mayor's Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Monday, November 30 at 6:30 PM. You can join the live event by logging on to the City of Gardner Parks and Recreation Facebook page. The event includes a Christmas time message from Mayor Steve Shute. Virtual versions of the usual children's Advent actives are also being offered.

Cornerstone Park - 215 North Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030

Gardner, Kansas   Gardner Map B
 Gardner Lake Christmas Lights
Gardner Lake Christmas lights. - Gardner, Kansas The north end of Gardner Lake has several homes with nice Christmas light displays. Although none of the displays is quite large enough to be on this tour, the group make a nice short additional drive when you have already come this far to visit G-Town Christmas. Unfortunately the lovely reflected lights in this part of the lake are a little difficult to see through the trees and houses. This photo was taken with permission from a private yard.

15256 Lake Road 12, Gardner, Kansas 66030 

Gardner, Kansas  Gardner Map B
 G-Town Christmas
G-Town Christmas - Gardner, Kansas
G-Town Christmas returned to Gardner in 2019, after 4 years in Las Vegas. The animated display first debuted in Gardner in 2008. The Hofsommers found the technical aspect challenging at first, but the show improved every year until they moved away in 2015. This much larger lot should allow the display to grow over the next few years. Running November 27 - January 5, 2021.

Tune to 87.9FM to listen to the accompanying radio broadcast.

29299 West 151st Street Gardner, Kansas 66030

Gardner, Kansas   Gardner Map D
 Rockin' Winter Wonderland
Rockin' Winter Wonderland - Gardner, Kansas
Rockin' Winter Wonderland at KC Wine Co in Olathe is one of the new socially distant Christmas events for 2020. The winery is hosting a drive through Christmas Light display starting at 5PM each evening. The timed $25 tickets must be purchased online. I recommend starting after the first half hour, to allow it to get dark enough for full appreciation. The final time is 10PM. Your admission includes a bag of caramel corn and the opportunity for adults to purchase wines and ciders curbside. More photos.

13875 S Gardner Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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