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Evergy Festival of Lights
at Powell Gardens

November 10 – December 30, 2022
Wednesday – Sunday* | 4-10 p.m.

During Evergy Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens,  Kansas City’s botanical garden transforms into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a breath of fresh air during a hectic holiday season! Bundle up with family and friends while you stroll a lighted outdoor path, pausing for plenty of Instagram and holiday-card worthy photo moments along the way. Encounter immersive botanic installations that show off the exceptional architecture and landscape elements of the Gardens and accentuating the natural joy of the most festive season.

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Festival Digital Guide

This winter festival will light Powell Gardens November 10 – December 30, 2022. This year, featured new media artist, Kevin Heckart, transforms two sites with interactive light displays and a new festival feature, the Light Labyrinth, promises an adventure for all ages!

*Closed on Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Additional days (November 21-22, December 19-20 and 26-27) have been added to accommodate seasonal holidays.

New in 2022

Featured Artist: Kevin Heckart

Kevin Heckart makes new media works that play in the feedback-loop of internet culture while sourcing technology to capture the attention of millions. He utilizes coding to construct dreamy interactive light installations.

Heckart received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 2019 and has been a Kansas City resident for over 10 years. While Heckart has often collaborated with local artists, his work is exhibited widely including most recently at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Tokyo Culture Art and published in WAD Magazine, The New York Times, and MTV.

Look for Verticalis in the Conservatory and Garden Office in the Garden Galleries.

 

Merry & Bright Selfie Station 
Daily | 4-10 p.m.
Education Building (in Children’s Garden)

A *must not miss* photo opportunity, squeeze your best buds, family, and partners into the larger-than-life Adirondack chairs and strike a pose. New to 2022, this destination on the path is the perfect spot to capture mementos. Don’t forget to tag @powellgardens and use #festivaloflightskc to share your festive selfies!

Light Labyrinth
Daily | 4-10 p.m.
Missouri Barn & Silo

Explore the quilt-like pattern of the Villandry garden beds as you tackle navigating a labyrinth of light. Transitioning color blocks represent the changing seasons of fall, winter, spring, and summer. Travel to the top of the Silo to watch others try their hand at navigating the path for themselves. This immersive experience is fun for all ages; please accompany small children.

Festival Favorites

Food, Drink, and Shopping

NEW! All Inclusive VIP Dinner
Fridays & Saturdays beginning Nov. 18*
Fridays: 5:30, 6:45, and 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 5, 6:15, and 7:30 p.m.

The Terrace Room at Powell Gardens will feature an all-new VIP dinner experience for guests on Friday and Saturday evenings during Evergy Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens. VIP tickets include fast pass festival entry, parking, and a delicious holiday buffet meal, and a drink (wine, beer, or non-alcoholic).

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Evergy Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens VIP Holiday Menu

  • House Salad + Ranch & Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Baked Croissant + Cinnamon Honey Butter
  • Holiday Ham
  • Beurre Blanc Chicken
  • Red Skin Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Truffle Mac & Cheese
  • Assortment of Holiday Desserts

Additional Food & Beverage

Don’t Miss: Festival Classes and Events

Each weekend, Evergy Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens will feature performances from throughout the Kansas City community. Performers include choirs, bell ringers, bands and more.  

More information coming soon!