Category Archives: Holiday Travel

A KCMO Thanksgiving

There’s plenty to be “thankful” for if you’re spending Thanksgiving in KCMO—like endless options for your big dinner. The Oliver is a favorite for holiday occasions with a special prix fixe menu featuring four courses. At under $40 per person and with reservations available from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., it’s the perfect pick for…

Day of the Dead

  Dia de los Muertos is celebrated the first weekend in November at the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery & Center. You don’t want to miss this annual event where this colorful Mexican holiday and its traditions are celebrated. All are welcome, and there are a number of visiting artists who are helping to bring the…

Halloween Haunts

There are so many Halloween events in KCMO, it’s scary! The Haunted Bell Tower Bash, pub-hopping Crawloween, Pandemonium Halloween Party at the Firefly, and Naughty Halloween Party at Spott are always popular picks. You might also want to check out the Halloween Thirst Party Bus if you prefer someone else to drive you and your…

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….