Holiday Pop-Up Bars are Back and Better Than Ever!

By Brittany Marsh November 18, 2023

Holiday pop-up bars are back this season, and are better than ever! Bright lights, festive decor, themed cocktails, and all your favorite holiday tunes rockin' in the background. Wanting a festive date night or fun night out with friends? Then read on, as this list is for those 21+. The next 6 weeks are going to be busy, how will you decide which pop-ups are must-visits?

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Olathe, KS

🥂 The Jingle Bar Pop-up - Plan to join us at the Black Barn at KC Wine Co for a holiday experience like no other! Don't miss this immersive holiday experience! Join us for festive lights and decor, unlimited photo ops, holiday tunes, specialty drinks and snacks.

Overland Park, KS

🥂 The Holiday Hideaway at Chicken N Pickle - Come and join us for cocktails at The Holiday Hideaway – a pop-up holiday bar located at Chicken N Pickle in Overland Park. Indulge in the cozy atmosphere, lodge vibes, summit views, and outdoor fire pits while sipping on festive cocktails throughout the season. Don't miss out on the fun. If you're over 21, make your reservations now and join us at a pop-up holiday bar, Chicken N Pickle style.

🥂 The Igloo Experience - Did you know, Aubrey Vineyards Igloo Experience, is three-hours of winter magic paired with delectable food for up to 6 guests? Don't let this seasonal delight slip away. Embrace the winter wonder at AV and make your reservations today!

Tonganoxie, KS

🥂 Whoville: Grinch Pop-up Theme Night - On Saturday, December 16th come visit our one-night only Grinch themed pop-up bar, at The Hilltop Bar!

Stilwell, KS

🥂 Holiday Candy Lane - Enjoy multiple holiday cocktails/mocktails and festive grazing boards at Serendipity Farm & Vine from 8-10pm on select dates. Fridays will have either holiday music bingo or trivia, and Saturdays will feature a live musician. We're only open December 1-2, December 8-9 and December 15-16 so buy your tickets now.

Westwood, KS

🥂 The House Westwood - Created by the owners of Lulu's Noodle Shop, come check out this adorable pop-up. It's only open on Friday and Saturdays from 5pm-11pm. Which winter cocktail will you chose?

Ottawa, KS

🥂 Tipsy Reindeer - Don't miss this holiday cocktail pop-up at Not Lost Brewing. The taproom is festively decorated and this specialized cocktail menu is only available for a limited amount of time.

Lee's Summit, MO

🥂 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl - We can't wait to see you in Downtown Lee's Summit on December 9th for our 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl. Be sure to end your night at Calaveras Mexican Restaurant's Ugly Sweater Party.

🥂 Magic Tree Holiday Pop-Up Bar - Get ready for an enchanting holiday experience from November 22 to December 30. Join us for a season of festive cheer, delightful drinks, and holiday vibes like never before! Reservations start Nov 30th, however walk ups are certainly welcome. Ugly sweaters encouraged. Plan your visit and experience the magic!

North Kansas City, MO

🥂 Deck the District - Enjoy the enclosed and heated upper deck at the Iron District as you immerse yourself into a winter wonderland. We will have bites and booze, all you need to do is reserve your spot! We’re open this year from 11/15-12/23. Reservations:

🥂 A Pop-up Before Christmas at Vignettes - "A Nightmare is returning to Kansas City!" Help bring some Christmas joy to Halloween Town this November! Remember Christmas is no fun without a good scare - for we've got delicious drinks and snacks to share! Whether you are here to throw snowballs or heads, you shall find delight and fright in this collision of the holiday lands of yore! This pop-up event is only available from 11/4 until 12/9 so make your reservations now at! Please note: Fridays and Saturdays are 21+ events.

🥂 The Holiday Hideaway at Chicken N Pickle - Come and join us for cocktails at The Holiday Hideaway – a pop-up holiday bar located at Chicken N Pickle in NKC. Indulge in the cozy atmosphere, lodge vibes, summit views, and outdoor fire pits while sipping on festive cocktails throughout the season. Don't miss out on the fun. If you're over 21, make your reservations now and join us at a pop-up holiday bar, Chicken N Pickle style.

Kansas City, MO

🥂 Tinsel Town at Tom's Town - Ho, Ho, Ho! The halls of Tom's Town are decked, the tinsel is hung, and we're jingling all the way to our 4th annual Tinsel Town Christmas pop-up bar! Starting Thursday, November 16th, brace your elves for a holly, jolly transformation of our distillery into Santa's festive speakeasy. Expect a blizzard of our holiday-themed cocktails like Gin-gle Bells, Highball Humbug and the Salty Snowman. And of course, non-stop Christmas carols to rock around. So sled on over to where the festive spirits are as high as the North Pole and the people are thirsty for yuletide cheer. Reservations are hotter than chestnuts on an open fire, so hurry up and secure your spot on the naughty or nice list!

🥂 Sippin' Santa at J. Rieger & Co. - You better watch out – it’s the holiday tiki pop-up you don’t want to miss! Sippin’ Santa is coming to the Hey! Hey! Club, as our most intimate space is transformed into a swanky tropical holiday oasis. Make your reservations now to visit this enchanting and whimsical beach bar extravaganza, open all season long, from November 20th – December 30th. 

🥂 Jolly at Faulkner's Ranch - Opening November 25, 2023! Jolly is Where Your Favorite Hallmark Christmas Movie Meets Nashville Honky Tonk! Faulkner’s fusion of festive food and beverages, served in their over-the-top western themed event barn, are sure to sleigh your holiday! After your 2 hour reservation inside Jolly, you’ll exit into the indoor barnyard filled with Faulkner’s party animals where you can have another round with the llamas, goats, and sheep! Reservations are required. 

🥂 Kingdom's Greetings at GEHA Field - We are making spirits bright for the holidays the Chiefs Kingdom way - with festive snacks and delicious cocktails crafted by Vignettes Bar. We're decking the halls of the luxurious Penthouse, transforming it into a snow globe of red and gold. Take your picture on the Chief's sleigh, take a stroll through the red and gold trees, or curl up by the fireplace in this winter wonderland. Reservations are $10 for Thursday and Sundays, and $15 on Friday and Saturdays. Reserve your spot today:

🥂 Miracle - Plaza and Crossroads - Miracle Pop-Up spreads its festive cheer across two locations, offering a whirlwind of holiday magic. With dazzling decorations and delicious dishes, families are welcome for reservations before 5 PM, ensuring a cozy dining experience before transitioning to an adults-only atmosphere at 6 PM.

🥂 Miracle at The Rockhill Grille - Looking for the Miracle experience for a larger crowd, you're in luck! The Rockhill Grille is available for private events only. To book your party, please email

🥂  Tinsel Tavern at KC Live! - This Christmas Pop-up Bar opens Thanksgiving weekend and is now accepting reservations:

🥂 Nine Zero One Igloo Bar - Kansas City's most sought-after holiday destination is finally here! This year, the rooftop Igloo Bar and Glamping Lounge are back and better than ever, providing an unforgettable seasonal experience. Reserve your spot today and immerse yourself in a world of themed ambiance, expertly crafted cocktails, delectable seasonal fare, and picture-perfect moments. Open November 20-February 18th, make your reservations now!

🥂 Humbug KC - It's more than a pop up, it is an experience, centered around "A Christmas Carol". There will be seasonal craft cocktails, a menu of small plates and a theatrical performance written just for your experience with a solid cast of seasoned actors. After each performance attendees will be welcomed into a connecting area to continue enjoying their evening with live music and beverages will still be available to participants. This will be an experience unlike any other in the KC metro. Dates and tickets are available through

Above you'll find info on all the local pop-ups! We'd love to hear which ones you love — DM and let us know at @kcmacaronikid, @mackidsekansascitymo and @mackidgardnerspringhillpaola ... better yet, tag us in your stories when you visit for a chance to be featured in ours!

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