Kansas City December 06, 2017
It’s Not Christmas In Kansas City Until You Do These 9 Enchanting Things
When you live in a city as beautiful as Kansas City, it’s no wonder that we love the holidays so much. Not only does the Plaza come alive with extra shoppers and plenty of lights, but the city itself has a whole host of events to commemorate the winter season and its holidays. These 9 Christmas events and traditions make our season even better. For some, they’re even necessary to feel like you’re from Kansas City at all!
1. Visit the Fairy Princess.
What began in Kline's in 1936 is now a city-wide tradition among kids of all ages. The creators of the Fairy Princess were Jewish, and instead of Santa, they decided to celebrate the winter season without a specific holiday stated. Thus, the Fairy Princess was born! In 1986, the KC Museum picked up the tradition to keep its magic alive.
2. Spend a ridiculous amount of time at Crown Center's lights and ice skating rink.
If you haven't taken a photo with the tree yet, are you even from here? All jokes aside, the area is beautifully decorated and ice skating here is much more special than your average indoor rink.
3. Take the rest of this Christmas Lights Road Trip afterward.
We all know just how much we love our holiday lights, but have you ever tried to see all of them in a week? It's one of the best reasons to get outside when it's cold, and you'll have every excuse to drink extra cocoa while you're out!
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4. Hang out at the Union Station Holiday Express.
One year, local KCS employees noticed that some of the local kids weren't getting the Christmas they deserved. So, with that idea in mind, the Holiday Express was born! Donations to this charity are sent to the Salvation Army to provide winter coats and other essentials to local children in need.
5. Wow yourself at City Market's Whoville Holidays.
Celebrating the holidays like a real Who isn't something you can do just anywhere. You can visit a Whoville home, and participate in many activities with your kids. They're open two weekends only: Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
6. See A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Coterie.
A live-action adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas plays at The Coterie at Crown Center this winter, so why don't you come catch a showing? After all, no one knows Christmas spirit like Charlie Brown.
7. Watch a Christmas movie at Union Station.
They change movies in the weeks leading to the holiday, but from December 8-14, you can watch The Polar Express in your pj's right here at Union Station!
You can learn more about this event
at their website here.
8. Celebrate the season at Worlds of Fun's Winterfest.
Worlds of Fun has never dipped their toes into the holidays before, but they are this year! Check out the amazing festivities they have planned, and make your celebration this year even better.
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9. Watch the KC Ballet at the Kauffman Center.
Nothing says "Christmas" like the Nutcracker ballet, but have you ever seen it? Kauffman Center is the home of the talented KC Ballet and their winter performances of this classic show.
After all these festivities, make sure you’re not forgetting to refuel. Maybe a trip on
the KC taco trail is the best way to go?