One of the most beloved traditions in Grain Valley returns this holiday weekend, as the Santa Bus begins its weekly rounds throughout the City. An annual tradition, the Santa Bus travels throughout Grain Valley neighborhoods, assisted by the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), to visit with children and take photos. There is no cost to participate, and children of all ages are welcome to visit Santa.
The 2022 schedule is provided below. Santa's helpers ask that you not message asking about timing of their arrival in your neighborhood, as timing greatly depends on the number of young people visiting with Santa.
Parents of young babies who cannot come out in the cold or other children with special needs may come to the bus and ask Santa to come inside.
(Yellow) Nov. 26th | 9:00 AM until approx. 7 PM (First Saturday after Thanksgiving )
Grayleigh Park, Rosewood Hills, Whispering Park, and Whitney Hills
(Green) Nov 27th 10 AM until approx. 7 PM (First Sunday after Thanksgiving)
(Orange) Dec. 3th | 9 AM until approx. 7 PM (Second Saturday after Thanksgiving)
Everything between 40 Hwy and I-70
(Purple) Dec. 4th | 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
(Blue) Dec 10th | 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. 11th | 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. 16th 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM Brass Armadillo
(Red) Dec. 17th | 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
Dec. 18th | 10 AM until approx. 7 PM (Last Sunday before Christmas) *if needed*
Graystone Estates, Hoot Owl, Creekside and Eagles Ridge Sub-Divisions. As well as any areas that were missed due to time constraints or weather.