Presented by BOK Financial for 2021, Union Station expands and adds to its magical “Holiday Reflections” walk-thru holiday village. This spectacular themed experience fills Union Station’s massive Grand Plaza and features sky-reaching lights, dozens of decorated trees, forest friends and giant, floating mirrored ornaments PLUS a bigger-than-ever Rudy’s Wonderland where kids can ride the historic Jones Store Train (Mini Holiday Express Train). And new this year, extravagant walk-thru window scenes complete with animated elements and perfect for even more holiday selfies. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with brilliant sights and sounds as only Kansas City’s historic home can deliver. Over 70,000 guests enjoyed “Holiday Reflections” in 2020 and we’re expecting a similar enthusiastic response this year. DO NOT WAIT to reserve your tickets!
Your ticket to the Holiday Reflections Walk-Thru Village, Presented by BOK Financial, includes access to our award-winning Model Train Gallery. With an additional $5 ticket (FREE for Union Station Members), your little ones (under 48”) can catch a ride thru Rudy’s Wonderland on the Mini Holiday Express Ride-On Train.
Please note: To ride the Mini Ride On Train, all guests must have a ticket to Holiday Reflections Walk-Thru Village.
You will need to select a date as well as a time for your visit. Hourly capacities are strictly limited, walk-up tickets may or may not be available. Advance ticket purchases are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
You may arrive up to thirty minutes prior to your hourly timed ticket. Expect to spend 45-60 minutes in total enjoying the decorations, taking pictures, and marveling at the model trains. No food or drink is allowed in “Holiday Reflections”, but restrooms are located within the ticketed space.
NOTE: “Holiday Reflections” will be closed infrequently for private events, so please check Union Station’s Facebook Page before visiting, unless you have reserved tickets. All sales final. No exchanges or transfers. Operating schedule subject to change.
For the safety of guests – especially children – who are naturally drawn to interact with or ask for photos with costumed characters, we ONLY allow Union Station authorized and vetted cast members to wear Santa Claus and other costumes inside Holiday Reflections. Please feel free to dress as festive as you’d like, just no Santa or other character costumes. Thank you for helping us focus on guest safety.
Take a ride on our miniature train! Often referred to as the Jones Store Train and beloved by generations at the holidays, it was once a popular attraction at the Jones Store downtown. Riders must be under 48″ tall (approximately 5-6 years of age and under). Accessible with paid admission to Holiday Reflections.
Pricing: Union Station Members FREE | Non-members $5
Nov. 26 – Dec. 27: 10 AM – 1:30 PM, 2 PM – 4:30 PM & 5 PM – 7 PM
Dec. 3 & 4: Closes at 1:00PM
Dec. 10 & 11: Closes at 1:00PM
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve: Closes at 1:00 PM
Dec. 25 – Christmas Day: Closed
The schedule is subject to change.