We Checked Out Magic of Lights in Kansas City
My wife Kathy wanted to check out some holiday lights this season and instead of driving around trying to find random light displays on people's homes in Sedalia or Warrensburg, she wanted to check out Magic of Lights in Kansas City. While Magic of Lights may not become a yearly tradition for us. It provided some laughs and a great date night for us.
Magic of Lights is a holiday light display taking place at Arrowhead Stadium. The display opened the night before Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Eve. The cost to drive through the event is $25 or $30 per vehicle depending on whether or not you want a ticket only good for weekdays or one good any night of the week.
Additionally, you can purchase upsells for your ride through the display that includes things like 3-D glasses, Santa hats, and light-up Christmas light necklaces. We passed on that. And we also passed on visiting the holiday village.
The holiday village includes appearances from Santa Claus, the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders, and Chiefs mascot KC Wolf on selected evenings. They're also offering ice skating in the holiday village for $10.00 per skater including skate rental.
Magic of Lights is open nightly from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST each night, and you can show up any time between those hours and enjoy the experience. Tickets are good for any night (unless you've bought weeknight-only tickets, then you can't use them on weekends.)
What We Think
We think the children will really like it. There's some silliness involved in the different displays. Like a prehistoric Christmas light display complete with Santa sliding down the tail of a dinosaur and landing on another one. A light-up display of the BIGFOOT monster truck, Mr. Potato Head, a crab wearing a Santa hat. And more.
The display did include the nativity, which we thought was well executed. And also represented other holidays like Hanukkah and Kwanzaa which we also thought was a nice touch.
Perhaps the best parts of the display though, are a couple of the larger stories they try to tell through the displays: "The Night Before Christmas" and "The 12 Days of Christmas".
And really some of the funny kid-oriented stuff gave us some laughs as well. So all in all it was a fun night for us.
Kathy said she expected some more things like trees and foilage to be decorated up for Christmas. Yet, The Magic of Lights winds you around a few access roads and parking lots at the Truman Sports Complex that allow them to wire up the various displays in the grass. So opportunities to decorate trees and the like are limited at best.
We enjoyed it, but I'm not sure it's something that will become a yearly Creighton tradition. That said, it was a fun part of our pre-Christmas date night. We paired it up with a dinner at Olive Garden, something we can't get in Warrensburg or Sedalia, and all in all had a fun night.
Keep scrolling to see some of the pictures that Kathy took during our ride through Magic of Lights on Saturday evening.