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Our Guide to Holiday Lights Displays in Overland Park

Best Holiday Light Displays Within Driving Distance of Your Luxury Apartment in Overland Park

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Where to Enjoy Holiday Cheer This Year Near The Residences at Galleria

The holidays are here! Look no further than the holiday spirit that is taking over Overland Park. As the holiday season progresses, more opportunities will come up to celebrate and get into the holiday spirit with your family.

Our new luxury apartments for rent in Overland Park are in the perfect location for you to enjoy some of the lighting displays and celebration events throughout the city without traveling too far. We’ve selected a few to highlight that you should check out.

Overland Park Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting

This is a great event to kick off the holiday season with your family. The Mayor’s Holiday Festival is a free community event that is fun for the entire family. Some of the fun includes meeting Santa Claus, live reindeer, and more.

Additionally, enjoy activities like a photo booth, balloon artist, inflatables, train rides, hayrides, and more. Get out of your luxury apartment for some fun right in your backyard. 

Holiday Light and Magic

Operating near The Legends outlets and Kansas Speedway, Holiday Light and Magic is a worthwhile visit for your family this holiday season, even with a short drive.

As a new event, Holiday Light and Magic isn’t carrying the tradition and history of some of the other events on this list, but it makes up for it by being extremely fun and unique. When you head over to Holiday Light and Magic, you’ll be met with 100 interactive lighting displays that pack the streets as you drive through and listen to holiday carols on your radio.

Ever thought you’d see Santa on a snowboard? Elves running a construction company? Holiday celebrations in space? Dinosaurs as reindeer? Santa playing basketball? We didn’t either until we visited Holiday Light and Magic and realized the possibilities are endless. Don’t miss out on what cool ideas they come up with this year.

Legendary Tree Lighting

Right up the street from Holiday Light and Magic, this lighting ceremony is definitely worth the trip to the Legends Outlets. This is a beautiful, 45-foot tree being lit with over 2,000 ornaments and thousands of lights as well. Introduced by a synchronized light show to music, this tree lighting also includes a live concert, prizes, free hot chocolate, photo opportunities, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Don’t miss seeing this amazing tree light up the night sky for the first time.

Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony

This is a longstanding Kansas City tradition that happens every Thanksgiving in the heart of downtown KC. Live music, giveaways, and other activities highlight this extravagant event. 

Watch a local celebrity flip the switch on 80 miles worth of holiday lights, or more than 200,000 bulbs to mark the official beginning of holiday season in Kansas City. 

These lights beautify the Country Club Plaza through mid-January, so don’t fret if you can’t make the initial lighting. It is still a great experience that we highly recommend.

Mayor’s Tree Lighting

Another long-standing Kansas City tradition that’s not a long drive from our luxury apartment complex. This lighting ceremony is headlined by a performance from the Kansas City Chorale and the official switch-flip by the mayor and a selected guest. 

Another massive tree, the 2021 version of the Mayor’s tree was 100-feet tall and featured over 48,000 LED lights, 900 ornaments, and 300 bells. Doesn’t that sound like a tree you want to see?

Want To Live In a Luxury Apartment Near All Of The Action? Look No Further Than The Residences at Galleria!

Our community is always looking for new potential residents to enjoy our new apartments for rent. Don’t be one of the people that misses out on their chance to have their best living experience ever! Our luxury apartment amenities should be enough on their own to make you consider a move. Some of the other benefits of living at The Residences at Galleria include:

  • Smart home technology
  • Community chef’s kitchen (by reservation)
  • Resort-style swimming pool with underwater loungers
  • Year-round elevated hot tub
  • Bocce court
  • Putting green
  • Day spa with massage room and tanning beds
  • Sundeck with private cabanas
  • Pet amenities (did we mention we’re also a pet friendly apartment community?)

Our floor plans offer something for everyone, so we encourage you to check them out online or reach out to our team and schedule a tour. Call us at (913) 521-9544 or send us a message online to speak with a member of our leasing team. Now is the perfect time to choose luxury and move to the best community of luxury apartments near you!

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