Crown Center

With holiday traditions, unique local shopping, delicious dining, can’t-miss events and dynamic attractions, Christmas memories are made at Crown Center.

Three children sitting on Santa’s lap at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO

A Kansas City holiday tradition

From marveling at one of Kansas City's favorite pieces of Christmas nostalgia, EBT Laughing Santa, to lacing up your skates at the Ice Terrace, Downtown Kansas City’s public outdoor ice-skating rink, create lasting memories at Crown Center.

Kick off your holiday season by attending the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, where Mayor Quinton Lucas and a special guest will flip the switch and light Kansas City’s official 100-foot Christmas tree.. Then, bring the family to Santa’s Gingerbread Station to snap a picture with jolly ol’ Saint Nick and explore the Gingerbread Village.

With music filling the halls during daily holiday choir performances, and seasonal shows at MTH Theater and The Coterie, it’s hard not to get into the spirit of the season!

A mother holding hands with her son while ice-skating at the Crown Center Ice Terrace in Kansas City, MO

Shop, play & stay

Perfectly located in the heart of Kansas City, Crown Center is the center of year-round entertainment.

Visit SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium’s 5,000 sea creatures, Sea Turtle Rescue Center and Touchpool Experience. Hop next door to the world of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Then, learn about the iconic greeting-card company at the Hallmark Visitors Center, where a free exhibit takes visitors back to the beginning.

Go shopping at Crown Center where you can discover locally owned shops with unique finds. Grab a bite to eat at any of the delicious restaurants before checking in at one of our two luxury hotels, Sheraton Kansas City and Westin Kansas City.

Children looking through the glass of a fish tank at SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO
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