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Are you on the search for holiday cheer in Kansas City? Get into the spirits of the season by visiting one of Kansas City’s holiday popup bars! As Kansas City locals who seek out any opportunity to indulge in seasonal festivities and our locally crafted spirits, we’ve compiled a list of all the must-visit holiday popup bars in Kansas City!

From festive decor and creative seasonal cocktails to jovial atmospheres filled with holiday tunes, these popup bars are the perfect places to make merry this season. So, don your ugly Christmas sweaters and get ready to explore the best holiday popup bars Kansas City has to offer in 2023!

Be sure to check back – we will add more as they are announced!

1. Tom’s Town Tinsel Town

November 16th – December 24th
Crossroads Arts District

We’re not sure if Tom Pendergast would approve of these holiday festivities, but Tinsel Town stays true to his belief that “The people are thirsty” – they’re just adding some season’s cheer to it! We love Tinsel Town – this speakeasy-style holiday popup should not be missed!

This is the fourth annual Tinsel Town, and like years past, they’ll have holiday-themed cocktails, Christmas carols on repeat, and all the tinsel you could ever need. There will be a $5 event fee added per person to the check.

Making a date night of it? Below are our nearby dinner recommendations:

  • Rockhill Grille, New American
  • Farina, Italian
  • Affäre, German
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2. Winter Wine-derland at KC Wineworks

December 1st – January 27th
Crossroads Arts District

Back for another year is KC Winework’s Winter Wine-derland! Those who love KC Winework’s exceptional Missouri wine will want to stop by for this holiday cocktail and wine-inspired drink popup. There are no reservations required.

Pro Tip: Ask for the shot of brandy in the mulled wine.

Making a date night of it? Below are our nearby dinner recommendations:

  • Lazia, Italian
  • Rockhill Grille, New American
  • Jack Stack Freight House, Barbecue

3. Union Station’s Tinsel & ‘Tinis – SOLD OUT

December 15, 16, 21; 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Have your holiday cheers at Union Station’s holiday popup, Tinsel & ‘Tinis at Holiday Reflections. Experience the magic of the season with festive decorations and and holiday-themed craft cocktails. This after hours popup takes place at Union Station’s Holiday Reflections. Stepping into the Grand Plaza, you’ll be greeted by towering lights, adorned trees, and whimsical forest creatures.

Marvel at the colossal mirrored ornaments that add a touch of magic to the surroundings. Note: Admission ticket ($15) includes entrance to Holiday Reflections, drinks sold separately.

Making a date night of it? Below are our nearby dinner recommendations:

  • Lidia’s, Italian
  • La Bodega, Spanish
  • Grünauer, Austrian/German

4. Boulevard’s Rec Deck the Halls

November 24th – December 30th, Fridays + Saturdays, 1:30pm – 10:00pm
Kansas City Downtown Westside

Visit Boulevard Brewery’s fourth floor for their holiday popup bar, Rec Deck the Halls! They’ll have holiday-themed libations, decor, and festivities – along with their shuffleboard courts. Two-hour seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for a $5 cover charge. Groups over eight will need a reservation and to purchase a food package.

Making a date night of it? Below are our nearby dinner recommendations:

  • Fox & Pearl, New American
  • Clay & Fire, Mediterranean
  • Westside Local, New American

5. Arrowhead’s Kingdom’s Greetings

November 24th – December 30th, Thursdays – Sundays, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs enthusiasts, this one is for you! Combine your Chiefs spirit with the holiday spirit at the Penthouse in Arrowhead Stadium. The luxurious Penthouse will be decked out in holiday decor – take your picture on the Chiefs sleigh, take a stroll through the red and gold trees, or curl up by the fireplace in this winter wonderland.

Festive cocktails will be served in Vignettes Cocktail Bar. Each reservation will last no longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes. Reservations are $10 per person on Thursday and Sunday nights and $15 on Friday and Saturday nights. Paid reservations are for entrance only – no amount applies to the final bill. Reservations are recommended.

6. Conductor Club’s Elf’d Up at Union Station – SOLD OUT


Located in historic Union Station’s Pierponts, this holiday cocktail experience is inspired by the classic beloved movie, Elf. This popup has been a hit in previous years!

The first round of reservations open Friday, November 17th for November 24th, 25th and December 1st, 2nd, and 8th. The second round of reservations opens on Friday, December 8th for December 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, and 30th. There is a $5 admission cost.

Making a date night of it? Below are our nearby dinner recommendations:

  • La Bodega, Spanish
  • Clay & Fire, Mediterranean
  • Westside Local, New American

7. Miracle KC Pop-Up Holiday Bar

Country Club Plaza, Downtown

This popular holiday popup is known for its festive ambiance, complete with twinkling lights, holiday decorations, and a soundtrack of classic Christmas tunes. It offers an extensive holiday-inspired cocktail menu that adds a sprinkle of cheer to every sip. There are two locations, downtown and The Plaza.

8. Tinsel Tavern at Power & Light

November 24th – December 30th, open daily

Step into the magical world of Tinsel Tavern, where twinkling lights and shimmering tinsel adorn every corner. Indulge in delectable bites infused with holiday cheer and bask in the cozy ambiance while sipping on delightful holiday-inspired cocktails.

Making a date night of it? Below are our nearby dinner recommendations:

  • Lula Southern Cookhouse
  • Tannin Wine Bar, New American
  • Anton’s, Steakhouse

9. Nine Zero One Igloo at The Fontaine Hotel

November 20th – February 18th
Country Club Plaza

Back this year is Nine Zero One’s igloos and glamping lounge at The Fontaine hotel.

The glamping lounge includes 3-hour reservation with a mixture of dining and lounge seating for up to 20, reserved outdoor fireplace seating, interactive entertainment, board games, and a welcome round of hot chocolate.

The igloos offer with festive décor, hand crafted cocktails, and a seasonal menu. The reservation includes a 2-hour time slot in one of the rooftop igloos for up to 8 guests and a welcome round of hot chocolate.

If you’re flexible, pricing and availability is better on weekdays.

Making a date night of it? Below are our nearby dinner recommendations:

  • Stock Hill, Steakhouse
  • Gram & Dun, New American
  • Rye, New American

10. Humbug at The Kansas City Club

November 22nd – December 23rd
Kansas City Downtown

Step into downtown’s historic Kansas City Club and you’ll be transported to Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”. Reservations are available for either 6:00pm or 9:00pm.

During the 2-hour timeslot, you’ll see a performance based around A Christmas Carol followed by live music, all while enjoying festive cocktails and small plates. The $25 ticket includes entrance to the popup and one complimentary seasonal sip.

11. The Wonder Dome at Our House KC

39th Street

The Wonder Dome is a heated rooftop snow globe experience at Our House KC. The family-friendly popup will include live music and festive drinks. You can also order from their regular food menu, which boasts smoked meat sandwiches and platters.

In addition to the popup bar, they will have a santa brunch on December 10th and 17th.

12. Winter Skies at Crown Center

November 16th – December 23rd, Thursday through Saturday

From the 42nd floor, take in panoramic views of downtown while being immersed in a winter forest theme. The experience is centered around a gourmet menu and festive cocktails from Restless Spirits distillery.

The $70 ticket includes the reservation, parking, and a 3-hour timeslot from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

13. Sippin’ Santa at J. Rieger Co.

November 20th – December 30th
East Bottoms

This holiday tiki popup is hosted in J. Rieger Distillery’s most intimate space, which has been transformed into a tropical holiday oasis. You’ll sip on festive cocktails made from spirits distilled on-site. There is a $5 reservation fee.

14. Christmas in the Crossroads at Society KC

November 24th – January 13th
Crossroads Arts District

Society’s modern, upscale space is transforming into a Christmas popup bar. The experience features holiday-inspired cocktails and sharable snacks. There are no reservation fees.

Cheers to Kansas City’s Christmas Spirit!

Kansas City truly comes alive during the holiday season, and visiting a festive popup bar is the perfect way to experience it! Each popup has its unique holiday-themed ambiance and menu, all designed to fill your evening with cheer.

Remember to book your reservations early as these popular spots fill up quickly. Here’s to celebrating the holiday season in style in Kansas City!

We hope you found this Kansas City holiday pop-up bars guide helpful! If you did, you might want to read:

Ultimate Guide to Kansas City’s Holidays Events + Festivities

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