For the second year, Kansas City Parks and Recreation is participating in Union Station’s Holiday Reflections exhibit with the installation of a live Poinsettia Tree. The almost 10-foot tall tree is comprised of 90 living pink, red and white Poinsettia plants. While it took KC Parks employees almost two hours to erect the tree, you can watch this time-lapse video in just 40 seconds.
In addition to the KC Parks Poinsettia Tree, the Holiday Reflections walk-thru holiday village also features sky-reaching lights, giant forest friends and eye-popping, floating mirrored ornaments along with the largest holiday model train layout in the Midwest. Extravagant 3-D window scenes — complete with animated elements — add to the magic and fascinate guests of all ages. This is the biggest holiday production Union Station has mounted and is certain to delight guests of every age. Holiday Reflections is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily from Nov 26 – Dec 27, 2021. Tickets are available at unionstation.org.
KC Parks has also loaned Union Station one of our giant Adirondack Chairs which has been painted red/white for the holidays. Both the chair and tree are perfect settings for holiday selfies. Be sure to tag #KCParks and #MeAndThePoinsettiaTree on social media.
Many of Kansas City’s talented artists will be featured at two Quick Paint contests sponsored by Union Station during the exhibit. On December 3rd and 11th, visitors can see artists in action as they capture the magic of Union Station in all its holiday glory. Participating artists will have 2.5 hours to complete a painting on-site and turn it in for judging the evening of Friday, December 3rd and afternoon of Saturday, December 11th! These original works of art will also be available for sale and make great holiday gifts. Happy Holidays from KC Parks ~ we’ll see you at The Station!