Category Archives: Holiday Travel

St. Paddy’s Day KCMO-Style

  This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, which means the green-centric parties are going to be bigger and better than ever. The annual Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is always popular, starting at 11 a.m. at Linwood and Broadway, then heading to 43rd along Broadway. The after party is full of…

Valentine’s Day in Kansas City

  KCMO is full of romantic options for Valentine’s Day, like the Sunset Date Night package at Zip KC! On V-Day, you’ll both be literally swept off your feet with 9 zip lines totaling 5,800 feet going 55 mph. With a short, romantic hike to get to the first platform, it’s a heart-pounding option for…

Chinese New Year in KCMO

  With rich communities celebrating the Lunar New Year, you have options for ringing in the Year of the Rooster! The Chinese New Year Celebration, hosted by the Kansas City Chinese American Association, is January 28 and features incredible performances with more than 200 artists and performers. An eastern-western fusion festival and gala with entertainment…

MLK Jr. Celebrations

  Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual American Jazz Museum Festival. On January 16th, a musical, poetic and dance-fueled celebration takes place throughout the day to uplift the community and promote togetherness. The event is free and open to the public, although regular museum admission does apply….

NYE in KCMO!

  Whether you want swanky or laid back, quirky or traditional, there’s a New Year’s Eve party for everyone in KCMO. NYE Live! has been the biggest party in town for years, where there are 10 bars and dance floors, options for all-inclusive food and beverages, party favors, DJs, confetti cannons and more. Located in…

Best KCMO Lights

  You can spend the entire month of December touring KCMO and checking out the holiday lights to declare one the ultimate winner. At The City Market, you’ll experience a complete transformation into Whoville Holidays, and keep an eye out for the Grinch. Activities for children abound, and a Cindy Lou Who lookalike contest always…

The Nutcracker, Kansas City Ballet

  From December 5 – 24, the Kansas City Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Popular dates, including weekends and Christmas Eve, do sell out, so get your tickets early. As always, The Nutcracker is a magical holiday staple suitable for children and adults alike….

See “A Christmas Carol”

  From November 20 – Christmas Eve, you can get tickets to see “A Christmas Carol” at Spencer Theatre, conveniently located at 4949 Cherry Street. Tickets start at just $29, and this performance—now in its 35th season—has become a holiday tradition for many locals and visitors alike. It’s the perfect outing if you’re in town…

Holiday Luminary Walk

  It’s the 17th annual Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden Holiday Luminary Walk! Come and help December 4 – 5 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum where the biggest fundraiser of the year showcases a full mile of luminaries, lights and candles. Peppered along the stroll is live entertainment….

Pilgrim Run

  Sign up for the Hyde Park Pilgrim Run, and burn off those impending Thanksgiving calories early! This fun, family-friendly run and/or walk through gorgeous Hyde Park takes place Thanksgiving morning and is an annual event for many. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Pilgrim Chapel, and many runners say this is their first…