Photo of Union Station's "Holiday Reflections"
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Back and Bigger – Opens Nov. 21

HOLIDAY REFLECTIONS

Presented by BOK Financial
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Holiday Reflections

Photo of boy waving in front of model train display

Admission

  • Members (Monday - Sunday) $7*
  • Monday - Friday $7*
  • Saturday & Sunday $9*
  • *Does not include 10% Preservation Fee
  • Free for 12 months and younger
  • All sales final. No exchanges or transfers. Online Reservations Strongly Encouraged.
  • Please Note: 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.

Opening November 21st

  • Open Daily 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing

Additional Ticket Information

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: 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.

MINI HOLIDAY EXPRESS TRAIN

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.

BUY TICKETS

Pricing: Union Station Members FREE | Non-members $5

Schedule:
Nov. 21 – Jan. 1:
10 AM – 1:30 PM, 2 PM – 4:30 PM & 5 PM – 7 PM

Please Note:
Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving: Closed
Dec. 1: Closed for special event
Dec. 14: Closes at 5:00PM
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve: Closes at 2:00 PM
Dec. 25 – Christmas Day: Closed

The schedule is subject to change.

Photo of Holiday Mini Train Ride

MAGICAL SLEIGH RIDE VR – LAPLAND ADVENTURE

New this year and exclusive to Union Station in Kansas City, explore Santa’s secret wonderland where the elves live and Christmas magic happens.  Slip, slide, fly and glide through Lapland after boarding Santa’s magical sleigh and securing your personal HD Virtual Reality headset to begin your immersive journey.  You’ll feel an incredible 4D range of sleigh motions, wind effects, sights and sounds.  Joining you will be a delightful animated character named, “D.A.S.H.”, who will guide you around the globe and even into space.  Hold on to your hats and antlers . . . this could be a bumpy ride!  This family-friendly experience will be one of the highlights of your holiday season and is conveniently located inside the wildly popular Holiday Reflections experience.  The Magical Sleigh Ride VR seats up to 6 people and is available as a separate ticketed option

Pricing: $6
Please Note: Tickets for the VR Ride must be purchased inside of Holiday Reflections.

Schedule:
Nov. 21 – Jan. 1: 10 AM – 7 PM

Please Note:
Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving: Closed
Dec. 1: Closed for special event
Dec. 14: Closes at 5:00PM
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve: Closes at 2:00 PM
Dec. 25 – Christmas Day: Closed

The schedule is subject to change.

Virtual Reality Ride Display
Santa will make special appearances inside Holiday Reflections from 10 AM – 2 PM on:
  • NOV 25-27
  • DEC 3-4
  • DEC 10-11
  • DEC 16
  • DEC 18-24
While he’s here, Santa will roam throughout Holiday Reflections to interact with guests and take informal photos with guests. He will not be seated in a specific location for traditional Santa visits.
Santa and Two Kids at Union Station