Paul Craig's
Paulie's Penguin Playground

 16617 Indian Creek Parkway
Olathe, Kansas 66062

Thanksgiving through Christmas Day, 2022
free   Final Year!

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Christmas display in Olathe, Kansas
Paulie's Penguin Playground - Christmas display in Olathe, Kansas
Paulie's Penguin Playground

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.

This is a Christmas display that you will want to get out of your car and walk through. And I think you will be blown away. Visiting the Penguin Playground is free, though you may leave a contribution to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Through 2021, Paulie's Penguin Playground has raised over $87,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Note: After 20 years, Paul Craig has announced that 2022 is the final year for Paulie's Penguin Playground. This display has dominated three months of their life every year and he and Cindy are ready for a break. They hope to raise at least $13,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in this their final year. I first met Paul and Cindy in 2008 and will be sorry to see this end, but they have earned the chance to get the quarter of their lives back! They hope to find a non-profit which might continue the display in the future.

The Paulie's Penguin Playground is even worth visiting during the daytime, but for full impact, you will want to visit this Christmas display after dark. Don't be surprised if this in the only place where you see snow, the Penguin Playground has its own snow making machine.

Before leaving Olathe, tour more Kansas City Christmas Displays.

biker penguins in Christmas light display
 biker penguins were new in 2007.

Christmas snow globes
Paulie's Penguin Playground has many animated snow globes.

lighted Santa's Jazz Band
The lights in Santa's Jazz Band change with the music.

Santa Claus at the North Pole in Olathe, Kansas
Santa Claus leaving the North Pole on Christmas Eve

Penguin video at Paulie's Penguin Playground.
Penguin video playing on the roof.

Paulie's Penguin Playground - Olathe, Kansas Christmas display
Paulie's Penguin Playground Christmas display is cool both day and night.

Cindy and Paul Craig
Cindy and Paul Craig have the entertainment business We Play With People.

Paul Craig stting up Paulie's Penguin Playground
Setting up for 2014 (Russell Little is setting up in the background)

If the front door is standing open, be sure to look in and see some of the many penguins inside the Craig's home.

Map to Christmas Penguin Playground
Olathe Christmas Penguin Playground Map

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