Adeste Fideles to the Missouri State Capital this Holiday Season!

It’s the season of festive cheer, sparkling lights, gift giving and holiday parties. It’s time to gather your favorite people around to experience all the coziest moments of the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday season has arrived and here in JCMO, we are ready to celebrate.


11 Marching Bands and 70 Parade Entries Honor Veterans

This big parade honors veterans on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. The grand marshal is a World War II veteran who will be in his uniform and the 135th Army Band will lead the parade.


Celebrating 50 Years of Christmas Memories at Crown Center

Crown Center decks the halls for the season like no other, creating some of Kansas City’s favorite holiday traditions.


Carriage rides, cocoa and roasted chestnuts!—That’s what you get at this Dickens’ Christmas

This town transforms back to the 1840s, when Charles Dickens’ book, A Christmas Carol, was published. Carolers will fill the streets.


Captured: An exhibit about POWs

This unique exhibit delves into the stories of Prisoners of War and life behind the wire, as well as the complex relationships between the prisoners and their captors, which surprisingly generated hope on both sides.


Journey through a dark, magical forest

Journey through this Dark Forest to a magical, mysterious woodland where supernatural beings and paranormal forces pierce nature’s mortal realms. The Dark Forest is your portal to worlds just beyond.


Mr. Pruitt’s Possum Town Photos

See this incredible collection of photographs of a segregated town and sharecroppers protesting in 1939. Photos also show Cropperville, a cooperative created to provide homes and farmland to tenant farmers who participated in the protest.


First time in Missouri Portraits of Veterans by President George W. Bush

See this tribute honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans, painted by a former president in the only venue chosen to host this year. The show was last seen in Houston in early 2020.


A Walking tour with ghost stories and other tales

During this brand new, one-mile walking tour through a village, our editor will share ghost stories and other rarely-told tales from the town's turbulent history.