Christmas Card Lane

West of Ridgeview & north of 151st Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062

Nightly from the day after Thanksgiving
until New Years Day

Olathe Christmas Penguin House
Johnson County Christmas Display Guide
Olathe Restaurant & Attraction Guide

Season's Greetings from the families in Olathe's Christmas Card Lane
Christmas Card Lane in Olathe, Kansas
2019 displays at the corner of Sunset Drive and Frontier Lane

Christmas Card Lane in Olathe, Kansas was once an entire subdivision of homes with extravagant Christmas decorations & lights, tied together thematically by giant Christmas cards with greetings from each family. Nearly 200 hundred homes were decorated with Christmas lights and luminaries. 

For 25 years, Christmas Card Lane was a destination for tours and families searching for holiday lights. When cars pulled into the Mission Ridge subdivision, they turned off their headlights and started creeping down the streets enjoying house after house decorated for Christmas. Sometimes they heard carolers, or Santa might step out to the car to hand out candy canes. On one of our visits, Santa, his sleigh and reindeer were being pulled through Christmas Card Lane on a trailer.

Over the years, the number of homes being decorated has slowly dropped and fewer are decorated, but there are still many Christmas displays in this one modest subdivision. Some still have the large "christmas cards" which gave the area its nickname. 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.

To reach Christmas Card Lane, take 151st Street east from I-35 to Ridgeview Road. Turn left on Ridgeview. Enter Christmas Card Lane on Frontier Lane or Butterfield Place. 

Before leaving Olathe, be sure to also visit the Penguin Playground at Mur-Len Road and Indian Creek Parkway. Just one house, but this Christmas display will blow you away!

1110 East Sleepy Hollow Drive Christmas Display - Olathe, Kansas
1110 East Sleepy Hollow Drive in 2019

1145 E Sleepy Hollow Drive Christmas Light Display - Olathe, Kansas
1145 E Sleepy Hollow Drive in 2019

Seasons Greetings from the Pettits (1200 East Frontier Lane - 2021)

1154 East Frontier Lane

2013 Christmas Card Lane holiday decoration - Olathe, Kansas
In this 2013 Christmas display the lights were flashing and there was music playing through an outdoor speaker.

Merry Christmas from the Ranks
The Ranks' 2013 display had a throne for Santa to use.

Home decorated for Christmas
Holiday display at the corner of Sleepy Hallow Drive and Frontier Lane in Christmas Card Lane (2008).

This was one of our favorites in 2008 The small Ferris wheel and the teeter-totter were both animated.


2007 Christmas Dsiplays

Olathe Christmas Card Lane Map
Map to Christmas Card Lane in Olathe, Kansas.

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