Get in the Holiday Spirit With These Activities Around KC
December 15, 2022
While the falling temperatures, shorter days and winter showers can tempt us all to stay inside and cozy up, there’s no better time than now to get out and embrace the holiday season and all the exciting activities it brings—and there’s no better place to do so than the Kansas City area. From the icy outdoor adventures to the holiday festivities and everything in between, Inspired Homes is here to help you enjoy this winter to the fullest extent in the places we’ve been building our carefully-crafted homes for over six decades. Read below to find holiday activities you won’t want to miss near our communities in the Kansas City area.
Skate under the sky
If there’s one winter tradition that the entire family should try this year, it’s certainly ice skating—but it doesn’t have to be indoors. While Kansas City and its surrounding areas are home to an array of indoor rinks, it’s another experience altogether to tighten up your skates and hit the ice under bright holiday lights and shining stars throughout the seasonal outdoor rinks. Bundle up tight and stop by the iconic Crown Center Ice Terrace in Downtown Kansas City, which offers skate rentals, skating lessons, themed events and more amongst stunning views of sparkling lights and soaring buildings. For those who’d rather stay closer to their Inspired Homes neighborhood, Summit Ice in Lee’s Summit, The Rink at Zona Rosa in Kansas City North and The Ice at Park Place in Leawood are all incredible outdoor ice skating destinations you won’t want to miss this winter!
See the lights
From now until the end of the year, the Kansas City area offers up an array of local festivals, events and shows that the whole family can enjoy—especially seeing the sparkling Christmas lights. Spend an evening driving through Christmas in the Park near Longview in Lee’s Summit—one of the largest drive-through light shows in the entire state of Missouri with unique animated displays and dazzling lights. The Kansas City area is also home to a number of fully-lit Christmas trees and beautiful light displays that are always exciting to see, and they truly provide the perfect backdrop for family photos. While you’re ice skating at Crown Center, see the breathtaking Mayor’s Christmas Tree, which stands more than 100 feet tall and boasts more than 7,000 white bulbs. Also walk through The Country Club Plaza to see fully-lit Spanish-inspired architecture that will captivate you the moment you lay eyes on it, or browse through Zona Rosa’s Northern Lights while shopping for the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones. Then, for the ultimate nighttime destination, immerse yourself in the GloWild experience throughout the evenings at the Kansas City Zoo, where you can admire an array of unique light displays and sparkling lanterns—and even an illuminated Christmas Village—across one mile of paths in the heart of the zoo.
Sip the holiday season
From one end to the next, the Kansas City area is known for its wide variety of food and drink options—especially when it comes to local breweries and distilleries. Gather with friends at Boulevard Brewing Company’s Rec Deck the Halls—a holiday pop-up bar that offers up a magical experience, featuring an amazing cocktail menu filled with holiday-inspired beverages concocted with Quirk Hard Seltzers, Fling Craft Cocktails and Barrel-Aged Beers. This is the perfect party setting for groups, and each reservation comes with a delightfully-decorated table or seating corner for your group and a holiday package of your choosing—and you can even add on a shuffleboard court for the perfect festive outing. Or, for craft cocktails in a limited-time joyful setting, take a trip to Miracle Pop-Up Bar in Power & Light or The Plaza—and you won’t want to miss the winter wonderland that’s fully transformed Tom’s Town Distillery into Tinsel Town.
Enjoy this winter in a brand-new home
On top of the wonderful activities listed above, if you’re looking to enjoy this spectacular winter in the Kansas City area to the fullest extent, let all of your visions come to life in a remarkable home from Inspired Homes. The Kansas City area offers an immense range of unbeatable year-round fun while maintaining a strong sense of community, and the serene, tight-knit communities from Inspired Homes only enhance the livability of this area even more. Whether you’re interested in our gorgeous homes in the community of Kensington Farms in Lee’s Summit, the peaceful environment in Lakeshore Meadows in Olathe, or the endless amenities in Thousand Oaks in Platte City—our thoughtfully-designed homes in our impressive communities throughout Kansas City offer up a higher quality of living in an area that’s full of things to love.
To start your exciting journey to your new home in Kansas City, be sure to browse through our available homes in Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Parkville, Platte City and Riverside. For more information, give us a call at (816) 656-0108 or contact us online—and have a fantastic holiday season!