Wondering what to do for the Holidays? Come check out Zona Rosa's Light Ceremony, Breakfast with Santa Claus and much much more!
Zona Rosa Northern Lights Ceremony :
Zona Rosa kicks off the holiday season with its annual 'Northern Lights' lighting ceremony the Saturday before Thanksgiving. In 2004, Zona Rosa donned it's holiday crown decor--bringing back the Kansas City tradition of large lighted crowns that illuminated KC's downtown streets. The crowns maybe found throughout Zona Rosa's courtyards, and they also have a 50-foot Christmas tree in the Town Square. The Northern Lights event also honors a local individual who performed a heroic act during the year who will flip the switch and light up the whole outdoor shopping and dining area.
2007 Northern Lights Ceremony:
Zona Rosa's Northern Lights Ceremony will be Saturday, November 17th, 2007. Don't miss Santa, the Fairy Princess, Frosty the Snowman, real reindeer and much more!
Santa Claus arrives from the North Pole at the Northern Lights Ceremony and continues to be at the Marshall's Food Court for photo op's from December 7th through December 24th.
Santa's 2007 Schedule:
Dec 7th -24th
Noon-8pm Monday -Saturday
Noon -6pm, Sunday
Fairy Princess :
Zona Rosa brings back yet another wonderful Kansas City tradition--the Fairy Princess who appeared at Kline's Department store downtown. For over 30 years, the Fairy Princess was a favorite of Kansas City children. This tradition will be re-created and children will receive a complementary photo and a magical gift from the beautiful Fairy Princess.
Fairy Princess 2007 Schedule
November 17th- December 6th.
Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Rides:
Zona Rosa also offers horse drawn carriage rides throughout the district. The group sleighs seat up to 9 people and tickets are $5 each. Children under 12 are free.
Carriage Rides 2007
Nov 23, 24 and December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th.
Tickets are available for purchase at Zona Rosa Guest Services in the Marshall's Building.
Other Zona Rosa Holiday Events :
Breakfast with the Fairy Princess-- December 2nd in the Marshall's Food Court, 10am.
Breakfast with Santa- Dec 8th and 15th at 8:30 am in the Marshall's Food Court. Tickets may be purchased at Guest Services or 816.587.8180
By Mary Anne McNeish-Sharp, About.com