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Celebrate the Holidays With Us In Downtown Excelsior Springs!

Christmas in Excelsior Springs is a series of holiday events and attractions in the heart of Excelsior Springs. It’s a one-of-a-kind winter experience that features 14 different events.

Holiday Events

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Online Christmas Wreath Auction

New to the Christmas mix this season, is the Christmas Wreath Auction. This auction will take the place of our beloved Hall of Trees. The online auction will begin on Tuesday, November 16th at 10:00 AM and conclude on Friday, November 26 at 5:00 PM. At that time, the highest bidder wins! All wreaths will be available for in person viewing on Saturday, November 20th at the Mistletoe Market at the Montgomery Even Venue. You can check out some of the Wreath Sneak Peeks here and join the bidding on our Auction Site here.

Holiday Open Houses

Join us on the streets of Downtown Excelsior Springs on Saturday, November 20th for one of the most wonderful times of the year! During the Holiday Open Houses you can get ahead of the hustle and bustle of December shopping and love the experience. Stroll the streets, discover treasures, eclectic specialty shops and boutiques to snag Christmas gifts that are original and unique. Businesses will be launching their 2021 Holiday lines so you’ll be the first to see all their new holiday inventory.

Memory Tree In Brooke Baxter Memorial Park

The Downtown Excelsior Partnership, Inc. is taking orders for the purchase of Memory Tree Ornaments. These ornaments can be purchased for $15 for 1 or $25 for 2. Each ornament will have placed inside them the name of the person that is being memorialized. Bulbs will be placed on the Memory Tree in the Brooke Baxter Memorial Park through the holiday season.
If you would like to honor a love one’s memory as part of this special holiday season you can purchase an ornament bulb here. The deadline to purchase is Monday, November 15th.

Mistletoe Market

Join us on Saturday, November 20th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Montgomery Event Venue for this one day shopping event that kicks off the holiday shopping season!
It’s great for a girl’s day out! Spend Saturday sipping a glass of wine while you enjoying shopping local with artisans and vendors with your favorite products to help know out some of your holiday shopping needs. Check out a list of vendors on our Facebook Page.

Elf Factory

Sponsored by Chuck Anderson Ford
We’re excited to announce that the Elf Factory is back for 2021!
Join us on Saturday, November 20th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Excelsior Springs Community Center.
These four hours consist of holiday arts and crafts for children of all ages! Participants can choose crafts ranging in price from 50 cents to $6.00. Come enjoy the holiday with us while your little ones make crafts and ornaments and dances with Christmas Spirit. Let them be Santa’s Little Helper for the day. Check out some craft sneak peeks here.

Mayor’s Downtown Lighting Ceremony

The night of Saturday, November 20th is when we shine! Join us at the Carolyn Schutte Pocket Park with Beatz DJ and Mayor Sharon Powell as we ‘flip the switch’ and illuminate the streets of downtown.
While you can see the rooftops from anywhere in downtown, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree will be placed in the Pocket Park for this year’s celebration!

Lighted Christmas Parade

It’s almost time for Excelsior Springs’ greatest parade, The Lighted Christmas Parade! This year’s theme is “A Christmas Vacation”. The parade kicks off following the Mayor’s Downtown Lighting Ceremony. Pick a spot on Broadway or Thompson and enjoy the show! The parade will use the same route at the annual Homecoming Parade. Interested in being a part of the parade, register today!

Letters From Santa’s North Pole Express

Receive an official letters from Santa’s North Pole Express!
Follow the rules and have your kiddos drop their letters to Santa in the North Pole Mailbox located outside the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives. Letters will be collected from November 20th through December 15th. Make sure to include the child’s first and last name and return mailing address. Stay tuned, we think Santa’s email will be up and running soon and you’ll be able to write him online, too.

Lane of Lights

Come one, come all!
Don’t miss out on taking a trip through Lover’s Lane during the Christmas Season to enjoy the Lane of Lights. Take in all of the displays and let the spirit of Christmas take you away! Each evening of the season a different not for profit group hosts the lane. We suggest a $5 donation per vehicle when you come visit. It’s a perfect start to an evening in Excelsior Springs or an event better way to cap off your experience. You can check out our hosting schedule on our Facebook Event to see when your favorite group will be there.

Small Business Saturday

Join us in Downtown Excelsior Springs on Saturday, November 27th for a day of shopping, giveaways and giving back! Show Your Love, Shop Small and Love Local in Downtown!
Here in downtown, Small Business Saturday is a lot like Christmas! DEPO the downtown elf will be flying in each night to showcase some of the small businesses that make our community go round and round. You can check out DEPO’s visit here. He can’t wait to #ShopSmall with all of you and give away some prizes!

Santa’s Polar Express

Sponsored by The Excelsior Springs Clinic
All Aboard The Polar Express!
Join us Friday, December 3rd from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the Carolyn Schutte Pocket Park!
Come take a picture in front of the Mayor’s Dancing Christmas Tree and hop on Santa’s Polar Express to take a free ride through the Lane of Lights and enjoy the magic of Christmas.

Holiday Homes Tour

Get your tickets now for the annual Holiday Homes Tour. Enjoy visiting 5 residents homes on Saturday, December 4th from NOON to 6:00 PM. These 5 owners will graciously open their doors for you to enjoy their stunningly decorated abodes. The joy and magic of the season is brought to life!
Hurry! There are only 400 tickets available for this event and we’ve already sold 25%! Click here to get your $15 ticket now!

Taste of Christmas

Spend Saturday, December 11 from NOON to 5:00 PM at the Taste of Christmas! Gather inspiration for your own holiday spread and wrap up your list minute Christmas shopping. Enjoy sampling tasty Christmas treats from multiple participating businesses. Tickets are available here for $10 per person.

Storytime with Santa

Join us on Facebook Live on the Downtown Excelsior Springs, Missouri Facebook page at 7:00 PM on Christmas Eve Night for a special reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas from the big man himself!
Don’t worry, if you can’t join us right at 7:00, it will be on repeat.