With the state of bliss still lingering in our hearts following the Royal’s incredible season, and now watching our Chiefs continue the winning streak, Kansas City is also buzzing in preparation for the holidays! The smiles are bigger, the cheer is abundant and the spirit of the season is in full swing!
Check out this calendar of top events for this weekend in Kansas City!
Fri., Nov. 21, 6pm
Howard Station Park
Join the Mayor of Lee's Summit as he lights the Downtown. Free hot chocolate and cookies, choir performances, a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves, and much more will get you in the holiday spirit. Participate in the Merry & Bright: Wrap Yourself in Lights Contest, visit with Santa, then shop participating businesses open late and dine at Downtown restaurants.
Fri., Nov. 21, 6pm
Historic Downtown Parkville, Parkville, MO 64152
Our 22nd annual holiday celebration is sure to create lasting memories for everyone in the family. Join us for live entertainment including Park Hill School District children’s choir, fun things to see and do, delicious dining and treats, plus our famous holiday fireworks
CROWN CENTER ICE TERRACE IS NOW OPEN
Fri., Nov 7-Mar, Visit website for hours
Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Sat., Nov., 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Legends Outlets Kansas City, 1843 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, KS 66111
Legends Outlets celebrates the 10th year of hosting its Legendary Lighting Ceremony. Centered around its 45-foot holiday tree, the ceremony will feature prize giveaways and an extraordinary display of synchronized lights that will serve as the backdrop for local musicians playing holiday music. The musicians will perform from 6 – 7:30 p.m., and the countdown to the tree lighting will take place at 7:45 p.m. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, Legends Outlets will distribute electronic candles to attendees, and the local musicians will lead community Christmas carols.
Sun., Nov. 23, 7:30pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo 64108
Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 20-23rd
Great for families and kids of all ages. General Admission $12. Go to www.kcshrinecircus.com for times, to purchase tickets and for more information, or call 816-923-1975. Tickets may also be purchased at TicketMaster.
Sun., Nov. 23rd, 4:30-7:30pm
The Village at Briarcliff
This very special FREE Family event features free photos with Santa, free face painting, and arts & crafts, plus performances by the 5 Star Jazz Band, State Line Drive, and Studio 10 Dancers. The lighting countdown begins at 7pm.
And last but definitely not least, we cannot forget that the Plaza Lighting Ceremony will, as always, be held on Thanksgiving Day!
Thurs., Nov. 27th, 5:00-8:00pm
Main Stage at Nichols Road & Pennsylvania, by Brio Tuscan Grille
Royals All-Star Alex Gordon and Dayton Moore to Flip the Switch!
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Pre-show performances and giveaways from KCP&L and Helzberg Diamonds from the stage
6:00–7:00 p.m.: KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony, performances by The Mowgli’s, The Snow Globes and Gracie Schram
6:54 p.m.: Flip of the Switch by Alex Gordon, accompanied by Dayton Moore and their families
7:00–8:00 p.m.: Post-ceremony concert featuring The Mowgli’s
Do not let the grinch keep you from missing out on all the fun! Embrace the season, the lights, and even the crazy shoppers and enjoy this hectic time of year with your loved ones! Cherish the memories to be made and check out these great Kansas City traditions that keep us coming back for more every year!
Tis the Season!
Happy Holidays from The Harris Group!