Although we know holiday traditions will look different this year, it doesn’t mean that you can’t keep some and put a twist on them, OR, create new ones! Where you once visited in person, you may have to attend virtually and what you once just showed up to day of, you may need a reservation for. At Dani Beyer Real Estate, we’re not going to let this change bring us down! We’re going to crank up Mariah Carey, throw on those Christmas jammies and jingle all the frickin’ way!
Who doesn’t love a drive thru? We’ve all accessed drive ups and drive thrus much more this year than maybe ever.
Pro: You can keep your slippers on.
Con: If someone is dairy intolerant and has too much nog, our next suggestion could be dangerous.
There are a few Holiday Light Parks in the Kansas City metro that allow you to stay in the warmth of your car and still feel the holiday spirit! Keep your house shoes and pj’s on, throw some hot chocolate in a travel mug, pack some Christmas cookies and crank the Christmas jams. Just remember, because of the nature of less indoor festive options, you may find longer wait lines, so don’t drink too much hot cocoa or you’ll have to go ho ho!
FREE, open nightly and over a half million lights? Sign us up! Voluntary donations at the end of the park benefit 39 area charities. Open until January 2!
Pay per carload and experience the longest animated light tunnel in the midwest. Proceeds benefit KC Parks Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. Open until January 2!
If you’re from Kansas City, you’re no stranger to the iconic country club plaza with its unique architecture, beautiful fountains, delicious restaurants, upscale shops and annual Evergy Plaza Lights. Take a brisk walk through or take a drive and ooh and ahh over these beauties. Shining daily until January 10!
Some of you have been cooped up for months, and you’re just ready to get out and experience some holiday magic before you’re holed up for a long winter. If so, we’ve got options for you, too!
Pro: You can feel some sort of normalcy as you experience everyone’s jolly Christmas spirit in person.
Con: You might have to wear regular pants, and your quarantine sugar and wine habit may make that uncomfortable.
There’s something so magical about Kansas City’s Union Station at Christmastime. The thousands of lights, the trains, Santa, the massive Christmas tree…we could go on. It’s a wonderful spot to take the kids, and the whole family, really. Luckily, it’s still open for your holiday enjoyment. You just need to make sure to make a reservation to ensure a visit (walk-ups can happen, but you aren’t guaranteed to get in). Open until January 3!
Sitting on Santa’s knee may not be a thing in 2020, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still experience a moment with him. Discover Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s reimagined experience and get some last minute shopping done while you’re at it. Open until Christmas Eve!
In 2020, Zoom, Facebook Live, FaceTime and more have become the norm. It took some getting used to, but we get it and, honestly, we’re thankful for it (especially the Dani Beyer Real Estate team! Our jobs have been able to go on because of it, and we’re so so grateful).
Pro: Again, the pj’s and this time, a cocktail in hand.
Con: The full experience just isn’t quite there.
The Kauffman Center and Kansas City Ballet may not be having in-person performances, but the KC Rep has created a super special rendition of A Christmas Carol now streaming on demand! It’s a classic turned fireside story, and we know you’ll love it.
What little girl doesn’t enjoy a visit with the Fairy Princess (brought to life by the Kansas City Museum in the 80s)? So go ahead and get dressed up, grab the tiara and wand and visit her from your own home!