This year, the Kansas City Museum is proud to announce that the Fairy Princess event will be held in the museum’s new Betty Milbank Waldrop Salon, the beautiful Louis XVI French Salon. Corinthian Hall, home of the Kansas City Museum, is now updated with state-of-the-art technology for its exhibits, and is again a showplace of architectural magnificence.  

Also, this year the Kansas City Museum is celebrating our 35th year of hosting the Fairy Princess. It was in 1987 when the Kansas City Museum resumed the Fairy Princess tradition after Kline’s Department Store had closed in early 1970.

It was in 1935 that Kline’s on Main Street, downtown Kansas City, had first initiated the Fairy Princess event to promote their new “Toyland” Department. After 35 years of yesterday’s youngsters telling their fondest holiday hopes to the magical Fairy Princess, her enchantment came to an end. Then, 18 years would go by when in 1987 the Kansas City Museum resumed the Fairy Princess tradition.

Therefore, this year, is a very special year for the Kansas City Museum. We are celebrating another 35 years of Fairy Princess magic to generations of youngsters.

Now, the Fairy Princess will always be on her throne in a room befitting of the wonderous enchantment and hopeful wishes she gives to each child’s visit.

The Fairy Princess
Thursday, December 9
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Friday, December 10
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Saturday, December 11
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Sunday, December 12
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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Betty Milbank Waldrop Salon- First Floor
Timed tickets are required
$20 per ticket
Space is very limited to allow for safe distancing

Parents/Caretakes are required to select a date and time slot
Please arrive at your designated time
Only two adults per child are allowed to enter the gallery for safe distancing
For the health and safety of all, children will not sit on the Fairy Princess’ lap, and are required to wear a face mask during the entire visit

Each ticket includes:
Visit with the Fairy Princess
One special gift
One sweet treat
One printed photo onsite
Access to website to buy additional prints and digital downloads
10% discount in the Wisteria boutique when you present your ticket

For more information, please contact Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming Paul Gutiérrez at or 816.702.7705.

Thank you to our 2021 Fairy Princess partners: