Dates for holiday events at Kansas City’s Union Station

Kansas City, Mo. – Tickets are now available for upcoming holiday events later this year at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.

Although the holiday season shows don’t start until November 21, Union Station is making tickets available starting at 8 a.m. Thursday.

For the first time since 2019, the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express will be back. The festive, static, six-car holiday train with themed performances inside and out brings Santa Claus and his elves back to Union Station for a one-day only walk-thru tour.

Outdoor viewing and photo ops will be available all day from Wednesday 14-18 December.

Walk-through tour will be on Saturday, December 17 from 10 am to 7:30 pm and requires reservation. If you’re looking for how to book a reservation, you’re out of luck because Union Station reports full reservations after 12:30 p.m.

However, no reservation is required to walk around to visit the Holiday Express train 14-18. december

Other events include a walk through the “Holiday Reflections” holiday village that features ceiling lights, dozens of decorated trees, forest friends and giants, floating glass decorations and Rudy’s Wonderland where kids can ride the Jones Store’s historic train.

General admission tickets for “Holiday Reflections are $7 and children 12 months and under are free.

Mini Holiday Express Train rides are also available with a “Holiday Reflection” ticket.

Union Station will also feature holiday classics like “Elf” starring Will Ferrell as Buddy and also starring the late Kansas City, Kansas Ed Asner as Santa Claus. Other classics include “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “The Polar Express.” For tickets and show times, click here.

New this year, Union Station will feature a sleigh ride VR experience available with walk-up tickets only.

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