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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.

KC Symphony Presents 'Christmas Festival',
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center December 13th-16th

Kansas City's biggest holiday concert returns in 2012 for six performances. The Symphony and Symphony Chorus present the musical arrangements of favorite Christmas carols and songs of the season. They will also welcome guest singers and musicians for Christmas cheer. Order tickets online or call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.

  • Santa's Gingerbread Village at Crown Center:
    Three locomotives travel through Santa's Gingerbread Village in the North Pole--all of which are created by the chefs at The Westin. You'll also see the reindeer stable, Santa's sleigh garage, the elves dorm, Santa's toy factory, Mr. & Mrs. Claus' home and much, much more. The Gingerbread Village is free and open during store hours. Find it on Level 1, by the Coterie.
  • Union Station Holiday Events:
    Union Station is packed with fun things to do throughout December. From writing letters to Santa and meeting Junie B. Jones and the Cat and the Hat to the Polar Express PJ Party, the Holiday Model Train Rail Road Exhibit, and taking a spin on the vintage Jones Mini-Train-you can spend a whole day of holiday at Union Station.

Boulevard Beer Dinner at Providence New American Kitchen:
1329 Baltimore
Tuesday, December 4th. $65 per person, and reservations are a must 816.303.1644

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
December 9th
Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard
Sprint Center Website


December 13th-16th
Unicorn Theatre 3828 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-7529

Shrek the Musical' at the Coterie : Shrek, the unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey wih a wisecracking Donkey, a princess and a cast of fairy tale misfits will be part of the Coterie's Elementary and Family Series and runs through December 30th. Tickets are $9-$17. Call 816-474-6552 for tickets.

'Nuncrackers - The Nunsense Christmas Musical'
American Heartland Theatre presents the Nun's as you've never seen before through December 23rd. , 3rd floor Crown Center Shops Cost: $26.75-$37.75

'A Spectacular Christmas', Off Center Theatre
Musical Theater Heritage's holiday show features a sackful of classic Christmastime songs from movies and musicals. It is funny, heartfelt, and sentimental, and features many of KC's best-loved local performers. The performances will move you, and it's perfect for the family at Christmastime! Through December 23rd.

31st Annual Weston Candlelight Homes Tour:
The 2012 Weston Candlelight Christmas Homes Tour features five of Weston's historic homes, and is also the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Weston's Father Christmas. Call 816-640-2909 for additional information and tickets.

Bass Pro Shops Winter Wonderland
At both Olathe and Independence locations, you'll find free photos with Santa, free games and activites and free crafts every day of the week. All happening through December 24th, check website for times and complete details, as they vary by store.

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Free Classic Holiday Movie Series at Legends 14 Theaters . Catch a holiday classic Movie at Legends 14 Theater every Sunday December 2nd - December 23rd. at 1 pm.

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