The holidays are going to look a lot different this year. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it is to learn how to make the best out of a crazy COVID situation. I polled the Kansas City Mom...
As parents, we spend years encouraging, reminding and prodding our kids to say “thank you.” Usually, we start with a small nod, then a gentle nudge of “What do you say?” and finally we just come out and ominously...
When I was a little kid, I was big into having pen pals and making and sending cards. As an adult, this has translated into a deep, slightly irrational love of writing our annual family holiday year-in-review card. This...
We may have missed out on some things in 2020, but finding great deals doesn't have to be on that list! This year, I am looking forward to snuggling up with my laptop and staying home to shop. Because...
Thanksgiving is going to feel different this year. It has to. Despite an entire world willing 2020 to take a much-needed detour away from Dumpster-fire-ville, she is proving to be relentless. She is forging ahead in spite of the...
The holiday magic in Kansas City is one of our favorite things about where we call home! From holiday festivals to magical theater to Christmas tree farms or ways to help others, we've got you covered. No matter how...
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting (November 27 | 5:30 p.m. virtual) The annual ceremony to turn on the lights of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree and Crown Center Square will be virtual this year. Watch the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Crown Center’s Facebook page and CrownCenter.com starting...
Visit Santa Safely at Crown Center (Nov. 27 - Dec. 23) All aboard for a favorite holiday tradition at Crown Center -- with a 2020 twist! Santa Claus will welcome the public throughout the holiday season for visits, wish lists and photos....
NOVEMBER Classic Holiday Movies (November 13-December 24) See classic movies on the big screen at Union Station this season. Tickets are $3 and showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 - 19: National Lampoon's Christmas...
(Note: Please contact tree farms directly for questions relating to supply, hours of service, etc.) Kansas Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm 2825 S. 63rd St., Kansas City, Kan. Phone: (913) 375-1317. D&G Christmas Tree Farm Highway 69 & 247th St., Louisburg, Kan. Phone: (913) 837-2387. Evening Star Pines 9820...
KVC Holiday Heroes Program KVC’s Holiday Heroes Program is a way for individuals, families and businesses to work together to make the holidays brighter for children and teens involved in the child welfare system. As a Holiday Hero, you are making...
Crown Center Ice Terrace (November 6 - March 7) Looking for something cool to do this winter? Then strap on some skates and glide around the Ice Terrace – Kansas City’s public outdoor ice skating rink. Admission is $7, skate rental...
The magic of the holidays doesn't have to end during the pandemic. We'd argue we all need Santa even more this year! Drive through the North Pole and enjoy games, festive treats and warm drinks, activity kits to enjoy...
Last month when Halloween itself was just a few weeks away, I entered a department store searching for an outfit for my husband for our family photos. As I walked in, I heard a song that is a familiar...
Mid-October brought the arrival of Amazon Prime Days, along with Black Friday-like deals at a number of other retailers. Naturally, I started thinking about Christmas shopping and asked the kids to compile their wish lists, hoping I’d find their...

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101 Things to Do This Winter

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It's no secret that this will be a long winter. Between the cold weather keeping us inside to COVID restrictions and safety considerations, the...