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December is here Kansas City looks forward to the holidays and all that the last month of the year bring. From the Plaza Lights and Christmas in the Park to ice skating, the Mayor's Christmas Tree, and holiday cheer--December is one of the best months of the year to be in Kansas City. Get out and enjoy.

Plaza Lights:
The Plaza Lights are one of Kansas City's most favorite traditions and is the official kick off of the holiday season. The famous ceremony, which began as 16 lights hung over a doorway, now includes over 80 miles of lights with 280,000 multi-colored bulbs outlining and illuminating the buildings and towers of the Country Club Plaza.

Holiday Lighting Displays:
Holiday lighting displays abound Kansas City --head to one of these great holiday displays around the Kansas City Metro.

: Ice Skating
Although ice sports like hockey and ice skating aren't as popular in Kansas City as they are in many other metro areas, we sure do have a lot of options rink wise. If you are looking to throw on your skates and sip some hot cocoa during the winter months at an outdoor rink or are looking for some indoor ice time year-round, you can do it all in KC.

Mayor's Christmas Tree:
The Mayor's Christmas Tree just happens to be one of the tallest in the nation and stands center stage at Crown Center square. The tree is dedicated to the Mayor's Christmas tree fund which charity is dedicated to helping KC's less fortunate. The tree stays at Crown Center until December 31st.

Whoville at City Market:
Whoville Holidays take place Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bring your camera because The Grinch is present for photos between the hours of 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Noon- 1:00 p.m. Whoville Holidays is located at 400 Grand, # 428 at the Northeast corner of the City Market. Bring a canned good and donate to Harvesters or unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

Christmas in the Park:
A favorite holiday tradition of so many Kansas Citians, Christmas in the Park has over 300,000 glowing bulbs and 175 animated figures. You'll be amazed at the enchantment and wonder of it all-- Christmas in the Park truly is a Winter Wonderland located at Longview Lake.

Kansas City Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker':
The famed ballet takes over the Kauffman Center December 1st-23rd, 2012. To receive the best seats at the Kauffman Center, select your own seats online, or call the Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816-931-2232.

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