December 2, 2022 all-day
Downtown Parkville

Celebrate the holidays at Parkville Christmas on the River!

Bring the family to downtown Parkville on Friday evening, December 2nd and enjoy the festivities.

  • Holiday Entertainment on the Main Stage, starting at 6 pm
  • Local choirs, dance, and musicians
  • Visit and take photos with Santa Claus & Holiday Characters
  • Hayrides through English Landing Park
  • Hot Chocolate, Roasted Nuts, Kettle Korn & more…
  • Trackless Train Rides for the Kids
  • Kids Crafts & Parents Lounge, hosted by River Park Church
  • Cookie Decorating & Cocoa at VIP Special Event Space, 160 South Main Street, Buy Tickets  
  • Live music and Photo Ops in Pocket Park with ‘M E R R Y’ marquee and holiday characters
  • Dining, Shopping & Open Houses at all your downtown favorites
  • Reindeer Food and Letters to Santa at The Farmacy on Main, 111 Main St.
  • Holiday FIREWORKS Show!  (approx. 8:45 pm along the Missouri River)

Location:  Downtown Parkville
Free Admission & Free activities

Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Time Performance
6:00 PM Welcome Santa Claus and Holiday Characters
6:05 PM St. Therese Treble Choir
6:20 PM St. Therese Major-Minor Choir
6:35 PM River Park Children’s Choir
6:40 PM City of Parkville Mayor Welcome
6:45 PM Park Hill South Dance Team
6:50 PM PHSD Graden Elementary Choir
7:20 PM Pricilla & Dana’s School of Dance
7:35 PM Northland Community Choir
7:50 PM Pride Martial Arts Exhibition
8:10 PM Jillian Riscoe


Public parking in and around downtown Parkville
4th Street & 9 Hwy Parking Lot
6th Street & 9 Hwy Parking Lot
Handicap parking is available in marked spots on Main Street (south of the RR tracks) and also in the parking lot at the entrance to English Landing Park).

Free Shuttle Service:
6:00 – 10:00 pm
– YMCA Platte County Community Center South   8875 Clark Ave, Parkville, MO 64152
– Park University 6th Street Parking Lot

Please Note: Due to the fireworks and safety reasons, the boat ramp and Platte Landing Park will be closed to the public on Friday, December 2, starting at noon and will reopen Saturday, December 3, 2022.