Winter Wonderland Returns to the Crossroads in Kansas City Dec. 19-25 with COVID Safety First

Putting the finishing touches on this year's Winter Wonderland, opening Dec. 19 for KC families

Santa is making ready to touch down in the Crossroads Saturday, December 19, and he wants Kansas City families to get set for Christmas treats and toys at the second annual Winter Wonderland at 18th & Grand Boulevard.

The Church of Scientology is helping Santa prepare Winter Wonderland, a weeklong holiday event, by taking extra precautions to make sure it is safe for the community.

"After all the fun last year, we didn't want local kids to miss out. So we decided to hold Winter Wonderland again," says Bennette Seaman, spokesperson for the Church of Scientology of Kansas City. "Our Stay Well protocols have kept our church safe and we are applying the same protocols for Winter Wonderland."

Santa's helpers are already busy recreating Winter Wonderland — the cabins are going up and getting a fresh coat of paint. The playground is just about ready. And with the help of Compass Resources employees, who volunteered to put the finishing touches on the construction, this year's Winter Wonderland is about to open for KC families.

The schedule for Winter Wonderland 2020 is:

  • Dec. 19-20, Noon-6 p.m. 
  • Dec. 21-23, 3:30-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

"Despite the impact of COVID, we want to make sure all KC children have a present this year," said Seaman. "The Church, at 1805 Grand Boulevard, is a Toys for Tots collection site. Those wishing to make this Christmas special for underserved children may drop off a gift at the Church or any Toys for Tots collection site."

The Church's plan for Winter Wonderland was submitted to and approved by the Health Department, as required for the Mayor's waiver on outdoor events:

  • 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 will have their temperatures checked with a non-contact thermometer and will be screened for recent illness or exposure to someone who has been ill.

The Church of Scientology Kansas City opened in the Crossroads in November 2019. The founder of the Scientology religion is L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige is the religion's ecclesiastical leader. For more information, visit the Scientology website or Scientology TV network.

Source: Church of Scientology International