Legends Outlets Kansas City

Legends Outlets hosts 13th Annual Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 18, 5 – 9 p.m.

Holiday celebration includes a visit from Santa Claus, hot cocoa and s’mores station, live music, family-friendly activities, giveaways and more

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Legends Outlets is welcoming another holiday season with its 13th Annual Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. Centered around its 45-foot holiday tree, the ceremony will feature family-friendly entertainment including live holiday music, prize giveaways, kids activities, complimentary refreshments and selfies with Santa, who will lead the tree lighting countdown and ignite a center-wide light display.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18, 5 – 9 p.m. (center courtyard)

The Display: A 45-foot holiday tree returns this year as the Legends Outlets' main centerpiece, located at the center of the Civic Courtyard Fountain in front of AMC Legends 14 Movie Theater. The tree is decorated with festive LED-lighted snowflakes and a three-foot-six-inch snowfall topper featuring a mix of static LED light bars and double-sided LED animated show tubes. During the ceremony, festive decorations will light up throughout the shopping center and continue through January 2018.

Parker 3D, an international holiday design company based in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, is the producer of the holiday lighting show. 

Emcees: This year’s official tree lighting ceremony emcees are 41 Action News evening co-anchors, the husband-and-wife team of Rhiannon Ally and Mike Marusarz. They will take center stage at 6 p.m. to kick off the ceremony, introduce the musicians, give away prizes and assist Santa Claus in leading the countdown to the tree lighting.

Entertainment & Activities

Kids Activities: 5 – 8 p.m.

Guests and their friends and families can create special memories from the evening as they enjoy free family friendly activities including face painting, balloon artists, holiday make-and-take crafts while supplies last, an elf on stilts, a magician and visiting with Claire’s Clairebear and Olaf from Frozen.

Hot Cocoa and S’mores Station: 5 – 8 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will be sweetening up your family’s night with complimentary hot cocoa and s’mores on a stick, available from 5 – 8 p.m., while supplies last in the Center Courtyard on the east side. One serving per family. 

Live Holiday Music: 6 – 8 p.m.

Leading up to the tree lighting countdown, local musicians from various bands will perform classic holiday music. Musicians include the following: 

  • Big Time Grain Company
  • J. Love Band
  • Rusty Laffoon and the Broken Wagon Band
  • Fast Times and Vigil Annie
  • Red Guitar

Giveaways: 6 – 8 p.m.

Guests can visit Legends Outlets’ VIP tent in the center courtyard to enter to win one of multiple prizes, including a YETI Roadie Cooler, a $300 H&M gift card and a Stay & Play Prize Package featuring Great Wolf Lodge. Prize winners will be randomly selected and notified throughout the ceremony. Winners must be present to claim their prize. 

Legends Outlets will also be giving away reusable hand warmers and Santa stress balls to guests on a first come, first serve basis and while supplies last. 

Selfies with Santa: 8 – 9 p.m.

Santa will join the emcees and lead the countdown to the dynamic synchronized tree lighting display at 7:30 p.m. Santa will be available for photos immediately following the tree lighting ceremony until 9 p.m.  

*Please note: A professional photographer for Santa photos will not be provided. Guests who want a photo with Santa must provide their own camera and capture their own photo. 

Donation Collection

Kansas City Kansas Police Department COPPS Unit Holiday Drive

Legends Outlets is partnering with the KCKPD to collect donations for its COPPS Unit holiday food and gift drive. Guests can drop off donations to the Legends Outlets’ VIP tent during the tree lighting ceremony from 6 – 9 p.m. For more information about the donation collection, and for a full list of needed items, please visit:

About Legends Outlets Kansas City

Located in the heart of Village West, the state of Kansas’ top tourist destination, Legends Outlets Kansas City is the only outlet shopping destination serving the greater metropolitan region. Conveniently situated at the intersection of Interstate 435 and Parallel Parkway, just north of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas, Legends Outlets is the home to more than 75 leading designer and favorite brand-name stores including Coach, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Factory, J.Crew | crewcuts, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Victoria’s Secret, Under Armour® Factory House and Vans Outlet, among many more, which offer savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices. Also featuring a wide array of restaurant and entertainment venues, the property welcomes more than 10 million guests annually. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with some venues open extended hours. To learn more about Legends Outlets Kansas City, visit or call (913) 788-3700. “Like” Legends Outlets on Facebook (, follow on Twitter (@LegendsShopping) and follow on Instagram (@LegendsOutlets).