Holiday Lighting
Holiday Lighting
Holiday Lighting
Holiday Lighting
Holiday Lighting
Holiday Lighting

Experience Martin City’s Holiday Lights!

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Heartland Imaging KC
(historic Savings & Loan Bank)

510 East 135th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 

The Martin City Business and Community Association (MCBCA) and the Martin City Community Improvement District invite you to join us for our annual holiday lighting! We’re excited to have DJ Bobby Eddie back again this year to help us kick off the holiday season as our Master of Ceremonies.
The Saint Thomas More Elementary School choir will perform at 6:30 pm in the west side parking lot of Heartland Imaging KC. They will NOT be on the front porch of the old bank building as they have been in the past. This gives us more room to watch the choir and enjoy the festivities without the danger of traffic right behind us.
Santa is expected to arrive at 6:45 pm to flip the switch and light up Martin City! Photos will be available free of charge until 8:00 pm in the same parking lot where the choir sang.
This year, we want to help more families have a magical holiday so we will be collecting donations during the holiday lighting for Cornerstones of Care’s Ozanam campus in Martin City. Ozanam provides safe and nurturing environments so at-risk youth and young adults can be successful. Their goal is to make sure everyone has a gift to open on Christmas day and we’d like to help them surpass that goal!
The MCBCA will be at Heartland Imaging KC accepting cash and check donations, as well as new, unwrapped toys and gifts from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Here’s a list of what the organization needs most this year, along with a few fun things for the kids!
*If you’d like a printed version to take shipping with you, here’s a downloadable flyer. 


  • Cards
  • Legos
  • Hot Wheels
  • Remote Control Cars
  • Sports Balls
  • Action Figures
  • Dolls
  • Playdough
  • Creative Arts & Crafts
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Portable Speakers
  • Winter Coats
  • Socks & Underwear
  • Twin-Sized Sheets
  • Twin-Sized Comforters


  • Beauty Products
  • Perfume
  • Jewelry
  • Household Items
  • Candles


  • Cologne
  • Electric Razors
  • Tool Sets
  • Watches
  • Grill Accessories
  • Dart Boards


  • Family Board Games
  • Small Appliances
  • Family Movies
  • Full or Queen-Sized Sheets
  • Full or Queen-Sized Comforters


  • $10 increments, please
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • HyVee
  • Price Chopper
  • QuikTrip
  • Restaurants


From 6:00pm-8:00 pm, parking will be available in the Sutherlands parking lot at 135th Street and Holmes Road. We are working on additional parking options and will update this page as soon as we have them confirmed!


A special thank you to the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) program for supporting our efforts to host events and build community in Martin City! The Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) program provides support to non-profit organizations like the MCBCA to help promote Kansas City’s distinct and diverse neighborhoods through cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational and recreational activities.

If you’d like to volunteer to help out with the holiday lighting, please contact the MCBCA to get involved!