KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Christmas lights are on display now that Halloween is over.
‘Winter Magic’ on Cliff Drive is back for the second year in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast.
Opening night was Thursday and people who live in the nearby neighborhoods got in for free.
“This is sort of a dance party. It’s kind of a Christmas party in your car, and there’s no place like it,” said Aaron O’Dell who operates ‘Winter Magic.’
He and his brother own Jolt Lighting, which has a contract with Kansas City’s Parks and Recreation Department for the display.
Opening night saw hundreds of cars back up for at least a quarter mile waiting to get inside.
Typically, weekends are the busiest nights, along with holidays, with some people waiting up to 45 minutes just to get to the ticket booth.
“It’s everything you know and love about what you’ve seen in previous years,” added O’Dell.
Workers have been out since September putting up the estimated one million lights along the one-mile route.
Sections throughout the light show are dedicated to the 12 Days of Christmas, a toy workshop, a KC Proud section and more.
A portion of the proceeds will go towards Children’s Mercy Hospital, KC Parks and improvements to Cliff Drive and Kessler Park.
The event takes place at Cliff Drive on Kessler Park. You enter Gate 1 at The Paseo & Lexington at 1800 Cliff Drive.
The light show goes from Nov. 2-Dec. 31 from 7-11 p.m. and 6-11 p.m.
Admission for the event is $25 per car. You can purchase tickets here.
There will also be new event added this year called Tour de Lights on Cliff Drive, where you can go on a bicycle ride through the light show.
This will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5:30 p.m. for single riders 12 and older and at 6 p.m. for families with children under 12.
Admission is $10 a person and free for children under 12. You can purchase here.