Legendary Tree Lighting

November 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date!

Our Legendary Tree Lighting is back and brighter than ever! Get ready to light up the season on Saturday, November 13, from 5 – 8 PM, with this year’s official event emcees: Adriana Davalos and Toni Talley, hosts of Great Day KC on FOX 4 News.

Kick off the holiday season with a live concert, prize giveaways, complimentary hot cocoa, fun photo ops, special deals, and family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon animals, roaming character appearances, photos with Santa, and more. The lighting ceremony will take place in the Center Courtyard at approximately 6 PM, but festivities will continue until 8 PM.

Need an Instagram-worthy backdrop?  In partnership with Visit Kansas City Kansas, Legends Outlets’ 45-foot Christmas tree is also getting an upgrade this year with the addition of 2,000 ornaments! Still synchronized to music, the tree will continue to brighten spirits until early January, 2022.


Event Details


Date: Saturday, Nov. 13, 5-8 p.m.


The Display: A 45-foot tree returns this year as the Legends Outlets’ main centerpiece, located at the center of the Civic Courtyard Fountain in front of AMC Legends 14 Movie Theater. Upgraded with new lights and the addition of more than 2,000 ornaments, the Christmas tree, which is synchronized to music, will continue to brighten spirits until early January 2022.

Parker 3D, an international holiday design company based in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, is the producer of the holiday lighting show.


Emcees: This year’s official tree lighting emcees are Adriana Davalos and Toni Talley, hosts of Great Day KC on FOX 4 News. They will take center stage at 5 p.m. to kick off the event, introduce musicians throughout the evening, and then lead the ceremonial countdown to the tree lighting. Great Day KC is a new, weekday lifestyle show dedicated to all things Kansas City. It airs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, on FOX 4 News.




Activities: 5-8 p.m.

Families can create special memories from the evening as they enjoy free activities throughout the center. Activities include the following:


Center Courtyard and Surrounding Area:

  • Live music from 5 local musicians
  • Face painting
  • Balloon twisting
  • Prize wheel
  • Text-to-win prize giveaways
  • Complimentary hot cocoa

The Lawn/West End:

  • Holiday movie screening
  • Fun photo opportunities
    • Santa’s Sleigh
    • Giant “I heart Santa” LED Letters
    • Giant Snow Globe
  • Yard games
  • Santa Mailbox

Characters including KC Wolf, The Grinch, and more, will be roaming around the center for photo opportunities starting at 5:30 p.m.


Live Concert: 5-8 p.m.

Throughout the tree lighting ceremony, local musicians from various bands will perform classic holiday music that the whole family can enjoy. Musicians include the following:

  • Rusty Laffoon
  • Nick Nave
  • Jaclyn Bell
  • Nicole Springer
  • Miguel


Photos with Santa: 5:15-8 p.m.

Santa will visit Legends Outlets to welcome guests to the 16th Annual Legendary Tree Lighting. After his welcome remarks, Santa will be stationed just west of the center courtyard, between Francesca’s and Converse Factory Store, for family photos. Photos are free, and guests will receive a shareable digital copy and print-out of their photo.


Text-to-Win Giveaways: 5-7:45 p.m.

Guests can text the word holidaycheer to Legends Outlets’ mobile VIP line at 877-321-2951 for their chance to win various prizes on Saturday, Nov. 13. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 7:44 p.m. All prize winners will be notified via text message at 7:45 p.m. with instructions on how to claim their prize. Winners must be present to win and must claim their prizes in-person at the Legends Outlets’ VIP tent by 8:15 p.m. Prizes include a Vera Bradley throw blanket, a $50 PUMA gift card, a Chiefs cooler bag stuffed with Beef Jerky goodies, as well as other prizes from various Legends Outlets merchants like Tory Burch, DEMDACO, Dave & Buster’s, and more.



Shopping: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.*

Legends Outlets will be open current, normal operating hours on Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., for all-day shopping and savings at its nearly 75 leading designer and favorite brand-name outlet stores. Shoppers can enjoy numerous pre-Black Friday sales and special discounts at various retailers. To view a list of sales and promotions happening at Legends Outlets, please visit

*Individual store hours may vary. Shoppers are encouraged to call specific retailers to confirm operating hours prior to visiting.

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