One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season in Grain Valley returns the weekend of Thanksgiving. The Santa Bus has released its 2023 schedule: Santa’s 2023 Schedule | GV Santa.
For those who are new to Grain Valley, the Santa Bus has been driving Santa up and down every street in Grain Valley since 1996, allowing Grain Valley's young and young at heart to have a visit with Santa on his decked out bus. There is no cost to visit with Santa.
The 2023 bus route is as follows:
“A(Yellow) Nov. 25th | 9:00 AM until approx. 7 PM (First Saturday after Thanksgiving)
Grayleigh Park, Rosewood, Whispering Park, and Whitney Hills
(Green) Nov 26th 10 AM until appox 7 PM (First Sunday after Thanksgiving)
(Orange) Dec. 2nd | 9 AM until approx. 7 PM (Second Saturday after Thanksgiving) Everything between 40 Hwy and I-70
(Purple) Dec. 3rd | 10:00 AM until approx. 7 PM (Second Sunday after Thanksgiving)
Everything between 40Hwy and Eagles Pkwy including Cypress St & Broadway East of Buckner-Tarsney, and Winding Creek Subdivision
Tuesday Dec 5th Blue Springs Christmas Tree Lighting. 6:15PM – Till the Line is done.
(Blue) Dec 9th | 9 AM until approx. 7 PM (Third Saturday after Thanksgiving)
Everything boarded by Buckner Tarsney on the east, Sni A Bar on the north, and Cross Creek Dr on the west.
(No Color) Dec. 10th | 10:00 AM until approx. 7 PM (Third Sunday after Thanksgiving )
Everything boarded by Buckner Tarsney on the east, by Sni A Bar on the south and west, and Eagles Pkwy (AA) on the north.
Dec. 15th 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM Brass Armadillo
(Red) Dec. 16th | 9:00 AM until approx. 7 PM (Second Saturday before Christmas)
Everything boarded by Cross Creek Dr on the east, Sni A Bar on the northeast, and Eagles Pkwy (AA) on the north
(Dark Grey) Dec. 17th | 11AM until approx. 7 PM (Last Sunday before Christmas)
Graystone Estates, Hoot Owl, Creekside and Eagles Ridge Sub-Divisions. As well as any areas that were missed due to time constraints or weather.
Specific times in your neighborhood should be similar to times of previous years. If you have very young babies, please let Santa know if it’s too cold to bring them to the Bus. Santa will come inside for them.
The Santa Bus has a Facebook group where updates are posted: https://www.facebook.com/groups/832200946821497/ . Volunteers ask that you not message to ask about their location, as they are not able to provide estimates due the uncertainty of how many children Santa will be visiting at each location.
Donations of new or gently used stuffed animals or monetary donations are welcome to support Santa's travels. More information can be found on the Santa Bus website: GV Santa | Get your pictures here!.