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"Olde World Christmas" at Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center

11/22/14 to 12/28/14
Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center
720 N. 4th Street, Kansas City, KS. 66101 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Exhibits

The museum will be decorated in its holiday glory starting Saturday, November 22rd  for "Olde World Christmas"!  Victorian era decorations will adorn the mansion and the ethnic rooms will be filled with Christmas season "Olde World" traditions.  In addition to the permanent ethnic exhibitors, also on display will be groups representing Mexico, Ireland and African-American.  In the Tea Room, enjoy "Olde World Delicacies'" from different ethnic groups.  Stop by the Gift Shop after your tour and pick up those unusual gifts for your family and friends.

St. Nicholas will be arriving December 6th and visiting with children of all ages from 1pm-4pm at the museum.  $5 photo fee, cookies and milk will be served and each child will receive a special surprise gift from St. Nicholas.



Moonlight Madness / Free Thanksgiving Midnight Movie

11/27/14
Legends Outlets Kansas City
1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events, Free Events

Beginning Thanksgiving night, Legends Outlets presents Moonlight Madness. Starting at 9 p.m. on Nov. 27, the first 200 shoppers to arrive at Legends Outlets’ center courtyard will receive a Black Friday survival kit. Additionally, the prize center will open for shoppers to register to win giveaways throughout the evening. Entertainment will include a DJ increasing the energy with holiday music. At midnight, a FREE holiday movie presented by Phoenix Theaters Legends 14 will wrap up the day or kick off all-night-long shopping with friends and family. The holiday movie is to be determined by Legends Outlets’ Facebook fans in the weeks leading up to Moonlight Madness. Thursday, Nov. 27: Moonlight Madness, 9 p.m. Black Friday shopping, 10 p.m. – close on Nov. 28 (9 p.m.)


Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

11/28/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Night time tours will be on Friday evenings on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 19 and Jan. 2 at 6pm.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

Live Music by Outlaw Junkies at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

11/28/14 to 11/29/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by the Outlaw Junkies at 9pm at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

Strawberry Hill Museum Candy Making Class

11/29/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

David Hartman will be leading a class in the techniques of making peanut brittle, fudge, and a surprise goodie in the Museum's Children's Dining room.  Class size is limited and participants must be 18 or order to participate.  Cost is $25 per person for supplies.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, November 21.

Kansas City Kansas Mayor Holland's Downtown Holiday Lighting

12/05/14
Unified Government
701 N. 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events, Free Events

Bring the whole family out to the annual ringing in of the holiday season at City Hall on Friday from 4:00pm - 7:30pm at the Kansas City, Kansas City Hall Plaza, 701 N. 7th Street. Tree Lighting at 7:15pm. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Bring your camera).  Holiday movies, free popcorn, crafts and games for the kids. Local choirs, bands and dance groups will perform. Local food vendors will be selling. Free parking in lots E and E South. The event is free; concessions will be available for purchase.
For more information call 913-573-5010.


Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

12/05/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Night time tours will be on Friday evenings on Dec. 5, Dec. 19 and Jan. 2 at 6pm.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

Prime Rib Dinner

12/05/14
Bottle 12 Wine Bar
109 Oak Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events

Enjoy a slow roasted giant prime rib dinner including a salad, horseradish mashed potatoes, and dessert. Each course will be paired with an exceptional wine to enhance the experience.  $50.00 per person.  RSVP to bryan @bottle12.com.


Live Music by DJ-Sun Up Jones at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

12/05/14 to 12/06/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by DJ-Sun Up Jones at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

Alternate Chili Run

12/06/14 to 12/06/14
Wyandotte County Lake & Park
91st & Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

The Trail Nerds host their final event of the year at Wyandotte County Lake. This run is not a competitive race but just for fun. For more information www.psychowyco.com.


Photos with Santa at Cabela's

12/06/14 to 12/07/14
Cabela's
10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Free Events

Come get your FREE Santa photos for the holiday season. All families are welcomed to take their own pictures with Santa with a safari setting background. This event will be held within our African Diorama.

Breakfast with Santa at T-Rex Cafe!

12/06/14 to 12/07/14
T-Rex Cafe
1847 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Make your reservations today to have breakfast with Santa and T-REX at T-Rex Cafe on December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21.  Enjoy the breakfast buffet, caroling, free goodies for the kids, raffles with cool prizes, and of course, Santa Claus!

Free Holiday Movie Series

12/06/14 to 12/21/14
Legends 14 Theatre
1841 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events, Free Events

Get in the holiday spirit with free classic movies on the big screen at Phoenix Theaters Legends 14 every Saturday from Dec. 6 – Dec. 20 showing at 10 a.m. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Dec. 6:  The Polar Express
Dec. 13: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 20: The Santa Clause

St. Nicholas visits Strawberry Hill Museum

12/06/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

This is a special year at Strawberry Hill as St. Nicholas marks the 25th year he has included the museum inhis flight plan.  St. Nicholas will be arriving December 6th and visiting with children of all ages from 1pm-4pm at the museum.  $5 photo fee, cookies and mill will be served and each child will received a special surprise gift from St. Nicholas.


Holiday with the Arts

12/06/14
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Special Events

Enjoy the talents of local artists, authors and musicians.  The Wine Barn Winery will offer several varieties of wine for sampling.  Cost is $6 per person or $10 a couple.

Westheight Manor Holiday Homes Tour

12/07/14
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1300 North 18th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Tour seven homes in the Historic Westheight Manor - rich in architectural history.  Tickets are $10, available on day of tour at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Live Music by Rivertown at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant Hollywood Casino

12/12/14 to 12/13/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by Rivertown at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant Hollywood Casino. 

Photos with Santa at Cabela's

12/13/14 to 12/14/14
Cabela's
10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Free Events

Come get your FREE Santa photos for the holiday season. All families are welcomed to take their own pictures with Santa with a safari setting background. This event will be held within our African Diorama.

Breakfast with Santa at T-Rex Cafe

12/13/14 to 12/14/14
T-Rex Cafe
1847 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Make your reservations today to have breakfast with Santa and T-REX at T-Rex Cafe on December 13, 14, 20, 21.  Enjoy the breakfast buffet, caroling, free goodies for the kids, raffles with cool prizes, and of course, Santa Claus!

Family Holiday at Grinter Place

12/13/14
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Join the Grinter Place for a family friendly event.  Enjoy Christmas crafts, storytellers and face painting.  Santa Claus will be available for photographs.  Cost:  $3 per person, $15 family of six or more.

Holiday Party and Sip & Shop

12/18/14
Bottle 12 Wine Bar
109 Oak Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events

Local merchants will be there to help you finish your holiday shopping.  There will be a gift exchange for those who bring a cool gift (Under $50.00).  There will also be prizes for the ugliest sweaters.  Make sure you are there at 11:59pm when we close our doors for good with a champagne send off.


Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

12/19/14
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Night time tours will be on Friday evenings on Dec. 19 and Jan. 2 at 6pm.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

Live Music by Saucy Jack at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

12/19/14 to 12/20/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by Sauncy Jack at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

Breakfast with Santa at T-Rex Cafe

12/20/14 to 12/21/14
T-Rex Cafe
1847 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Make your reservations today to have breakfast with Santa and T-REX at T-Rex Cafe on December 20, 21.  Enjoy the breakfast buffet, caroling, free goodies for the kids, raffles with cool prizes, and of course, Santa Claus!

Division II Football at Sporting Park

12/20/14
Sporting Park
One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Sports

Get ready for more football as Division II Football comes to Sporting Park on December 20 to battle for the championship.  See website for more details.

Live Music by County Road 5 at Turn2 Sports Bar & Restaurant

12/26/14 to 12/27/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife

Enjoy LIVE music by County Road 5 at 10:00pm at the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant located inside Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. 

Celebrate New Year's Eve Hollywood Style!

12/31/14
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
777 Hollywood Casino Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Entertainment/Nightlife, Special Events

Celebrate New Year's Eve Hollywood Style!  Come party, eat harty, or play at Hollywood Casino all night long!  Enjoy music by Disco Dick & The Mirror Balls from 8:30am - Midnight on the casino floor.  Or head up to Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant where Vantage Point will begin playing at 10pm.  

Strawberry Hill Museum Night Time Christmas Tour

01/02/15
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center
720 North 4th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (map)

Type:  Special Events

Consider a night time tour of the Strawberry Hill Museum.  During these evening tours, the museum will be illuminated using Victorian oil lamps and Christmas lighting.  Tour size is limited and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 which includes tour, drinks and dessert.

Grinter Place - Saturdays by the Grinter Stove

01/10/15
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. A different speaker will present each week. See below for additional dates:

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015

YETI Shiver Me Timbers

01/25/15
Adventure Zip KC
12829 Loring Road, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Special Events

The Yeti course will be like nothing you have ever experienced including lots of fire and ice obstacles. We have a massive cold storage freezer at a frosty -18 F and will be using forms to build ice blocks to use in our construction.

This is a 2 mile 20+ obstacle course intended to get you up and out of the house preparing for an amazing 2015 events season. Join the Yeti and get buck wild.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit a local charity KVC.

Military, Teacher and Health Care worker discounts available after the first 200 $39 entries- Write info@kctimberchallenge.com for details . 



Grinter Place - Saturdays by the Grinter Stove

02/14/15
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. A different speaker will present each week. See below for additional dates:

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015

Grinter Place - Saturdays by the Grinter Stove

03/14/15
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street, Kansas City, KS (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. A different speaker will present each week.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

05/09/15
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Sports, Family Friendly, Special Events

Mark your calendars now for May 9th at the Kansas Speedway to see the sparks fly for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 



Kansas City Renaissance Festival

09/05/15 to 10/18/15
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
628 North 126th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Entertainment/Nightlife, Exhibits, Festivals, Concerts

Come out and enjoy concerts, entertainment, good food, dancing, crafts, shows and lots of fun at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival September 5th - October 18th.  This storybook re-creation of a 16th century English village features a variety of events for the whole family!  Open weekends and Labor Day, 10am-7pm, rain or shine.  

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas Speedway

10/18/15
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Sports

Don't miss  the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Oct. 18, 2015 at Kansas Speedway!


Division I Men's Soccer College Cup at Sporting Park

12/11/15 to 12/13/15
Sporting Park
One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111 (map)

Type:  Family Friendly, Special Events, Sports

Don't miss a minute of the action when the Division I Men's Soccer College Cup comes to Sporting Park December 11-13, 2015 to battle for the championship.  See website for more details.