The Christmas Lights tour is one of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions. We changed things up a little this year and added a few new ones. We also updated our directions and notes from last year’s tour. This is a great activity to enjoy with your family, so we wanted to share it with you.
Detailed Directions and Notes: | Kansas City Christmas Lights Tour |
We pack a supper and a ton of snacks, pile into the car and hit the road. This year’s Tour de Johnson County was a 4-hour journey of 60 miles, so it requires a lot of snacks for the kids (and my husband)! (We live about 5 miles from stop #1, and we didn’t stay at each music light stop for their full show.) If you are not excited for such a marathon, you can break it up into 2-3 shorter nights or you can just pick and choose which ones your family will enjoy most. We pack healthy food and not so healthy food. We eat it in courses. Only one food item comes out between stops so that we do not run out after stop number 3 and we don’t get car sick from eating too fast. I took a mini water bottle and one mini pop bottle for each kid and that wasn’t quite enough for some of them. We did have to take one potty break.
One extra tip- get gas earlier in the day or the day before. It was a bummer to have to stop and get gas in the middle of the tour.
Let us know if there is another light display in KC that we should add to our list. We are always looking to add new stops!
What is your family’s favorite Christmas tradition?
Check out ideas from previous years:
Learn more about OPL’s love of Christmas by clicking here. And don’t forget to follow us by email by putting your email address in the Subscribe box on the right. One step and you’re done!