Make the Season Merry & Bright at Powell Gardens

Visitors can enjoy a quiet moment of solitude among the holiday splendor or celebrate treasured traditions with family and friends this December at Powell Gardens. Unless otherwise noted, activities are included with regular Garden admission of $7/adults, $6/seniors and $3/children ages 5-12.

Home for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6
This festive day is designed to get you and your home in the holiday spirit. Stock up on poinsettias you won’t find elsewhere, including the unique poinsettia “trees” grown on site, hand-crafted gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. The day includes a full slate of holiday demonstrations and workshops. See the full schedule at

Holiday Fun with Santa, 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 13 and 20
(Breakfast served until 10:30 a.m.) Prepaid reservations required: 816-697-2600 x209.
Discuss that wish list with Santa over pancakes and eggs—Chris Cakes style! Then take part in the rest of the fun: hear a fireside story in the Grand Hall, make a craft to take home and take photos in the Conservatory decked out in its holiday finest. See more details and purchase tickets online at

Holiday Performances in the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel, Dec. 13-14
The quiet beauty of the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel offers an unparalleled location to enjoy the sounds of the season. Join us for one of these performances:
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13: The Jacomo Chorale reminisces holidays past in song while making new musical memories in their first appearance at Powell Gardens.
  • 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14: Central Standard Men’s Chorus is Kansas City’s premier men’s barbershop and a cappella chorus. Join them for an inspiring afternoon of good cheer!
Performances require separate tickets, which include all-day Garden admission (including the luminary walk that follows the concert): $10/members and $14/non-members. Buy tickets online at or call 816-697-2600 x209.

Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk, 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14
Get your glow on and kick up the yuletide spirit during this treasured garden tradition. Live holiday music, homemade cookies and a glowing fireplace add to the fun of walking along a candlelit path to the Gardens’ architectural gem, the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel. The musical line up includes:
  • Dec. 13: String Theory and Starlight Theater’s STARS of Tomorrow Ensemble
  • Dec. 14: Mellisande Trio and the Warrensburg Recorder Consort 
Additional food and drinks are available for purchase. Help us plan with an RSVP to or 816-697-2600 x209.