December – when there aren’t enough days to fit in all the fun while balancing the need for cozy blankets and hot cocoa. We’ve got your top picks for December in this month’s guide but don’t forget to take it all in and cozy up with a good Hallmark movie!
Thanks to Olathe Health for making this month’s guide possible.
Stay Warm While Learning a New Skill
Looking for something to do this winter indoors? Check out these educational classes for the whole family. From CPR to Babysitter Safety, Olathe Health has classes to help you successfully navigate every stage of life.
Join Kansas City Mom Collective on Saturday, Dec. 7 for a fun-filled morning with Santa and his North Pole elves inside the North Pole Castle of Overland Park’s Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. TWO sessions are available: 9-11 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with identical activities and food. Ticket includes a delicious brunch, cookie decorating, all North Pole activities and digital copies of your professional Santa picture with the rights to print and use as you wish. Kansas City Mom Collective prides itself in events designed for moms by moms. With that in mind, space will be limited to ensure a quality experience for our guests. Get your Tickets Here!
Thanks to our title sponsors The Pediatric Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center and CareNow for making this event possible.
Kick things off with a community menorah lighting in the J’s Campus Main Lobby at 4:15 p.m. on December 9. Then the Glow Party begins! We will also have a sensory-friendly area as well as a baby zone for our youngest guests. Activities include rockin’ out to a Kid-friendly DJ, fun games, Kosher Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts), an amazing Hot Chocolate Bar and Special Menorah Lighting.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa in this production at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center from Dec. 6-15. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! More info here.
Oh, Charlie Brown!
Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant in the Coterie Theatre’s production of this holiday classic. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic – so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore: Snoopy’s Christmas Eve encounter with the Red Baron! The show runs through Dec. 29, and tickets can be found here.
Winterfest at Worlds of Fun – A Celebration for all Ages!
Holiday cheer rings out at Worlds of Fun during the annual WinterFest holiday celebration. Thousands of sparkling lights transform the park with an inviting glow that warms the heart and lifts the spirit. Witness festive live shows, meet iconic holiday characters, join holiday activities like ice skating and cooking decorating, ride select park attractions, and create lasting memories with family and friends. This holiday event takes place on select nights through Dec. 31. Find more info here.
See it Snow Inside? You Can!
Baby, it’s cold outside, but it’s warm here at Paradise Park and you can experience some “North Pole” magic inside our Foam Factory, where it SNOWS INSIDE! You’re invited to come experience the wonder, get some energy out while keeping warm, and maybe you’ll even catch an elf or reindeer having a snowball fight! Saturdays and Sundays beginning Nov. 23. Cost: $4.99-$7.99 More info here.
Ring in the New Year Family Style
Ring in the new year with the whole family at Kansas City Mom Collective’s Noon Year’s Eve at Pinstripes on Dec. 31! This annual sold-out event features games, entertainment, horse and carriage rides, crafts, a DJ, pizza and a milk and cookies toast during the noon balloon drop. VIP attendees are guaranteed an early bowling time, early entry, and shorter lines for activities. Tickets can be found here; get then before their gone!