Holiday Spirit is Alive, Well and Safe at Winter Wonderland in Kansas City

Winter Wonderland in Kansas City, proclamation presentation

Church of Scientology Kansas City's 2nd annual Winter Wonderland is open—all are invited to enjoy the fun.

The laughter and squeals of hundreds of children filled the Crossroads Art District at 18th and Grand Boulevard this weekend when Santa arrived to kick off the 2nd annual Winter Wonderland.

Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Kansas City, the celebration put Covid safety first while making the season special for KC families. Winter Wonderland is free of charge and it will remain open from now to Christmas Day. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.

"The pandemic has created hardships for many families," said Bennette Seaman, spokesperson for the KC Scientology Church, "so we wanted to make Winter Wonderland very special—and safe—for KC kids."

Throughout the weekend, children played in the playground while others decorated cookies, created snowmen from socks, and took selfies with Rudolph, Gingerbread Man, and Olaf—and on Sunday, they left laden with gifts from the Toys for Tots giveaway.

Kansas City's 3rd District-at-Large Councilman Brandon Ellington and Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Alfred White kicked off the Toys for Tots toy giveaway and the pastor's choir filled the Crossroads with Christmas songs. Councilman Brandon Ellington presented the Church of Scientology with a proclamation for its community outreach. "I have never seen a more committed, active group of people, dedicated to helping others," he said.

"We urge everyone to drop off new, unwrapped toys here or at any other Toys for Tots collection site," said Seaman. "Together we can put smiles on the faces of children all over the metro area."

Winter Wonderland 2020 continues:

  • December 21-23 from 3:30-8 p.m.
  • December 24-25 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Church's Winter Wonderland plan was approved by the Health Department, as required for the Mayor's waiver on outdoor events. Precautions include:

  • Masks at all times, for staff, volunteers and guests
  • Social distancing between families
  • No more than 50 guests inside Winter Wonderland at a time
  • Each activity inside the venue limited to ensure adequate spacing
  • All guests have their temperatures checked with a non-contact thermometer and are screened for recent illness or exposure to someone who has been ill.

"Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy," says Seaman.

For any questions, contact Bennette at (816) 753-6590. 

The Church of Scientology Kansas City was dedicated in November 2019. The Founder of the Scientology religion is L. Ron Hubbard and Mr. David Miscavige is the religion's ecclesiastical leader. For more information, visit the Scientology websiteScientology,tv, or

Source: Church of Scientology International