With Thanksgiving just ahead, the holiday events and activities are now in full swing all around the Kansas City area. So head out and spend some quality time with friends and family all while getting in the holiday spirit. Check out the featured list of this weekend’s activities below, brought to you by Dani Beyer Real Estate.

November 18 ‚Äď November 20

 

Northern Lights Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 19
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
FREE Event

This weekend is full of tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations, so simply find the one going on nearest you! For those up North, Zona Rosa is kicking off the holiday season with a special lighting ceremony Saturday evening to spotlight the large crowns hung above the streets, as well as the featured 50 foot Christmas tree in Town Square. Everyone is invited to this free program of family fun, including the official arrival of the holiday Fairy Princess and, of course, Santa Claus. The evening will also include entertainment such as song and dance performances, live reindeer and more. Visits with the Holiday Fairy Princess will be available after the event. The lighting will take place at approximately 6 p.m.

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Zona Rosa
8640 N Dixson Ave., 

Kansas City, MO 64153

12th Annual Legendary Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 19
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
FREE Event

Legends Outlets is also hosting their own celebration Saturday night to welcome another holiday season with the 12th Annual Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony. Centered around a¬†45- foot tree, the ceremony will feature family friendly entertainment including live holiday music, prize giveaways, caricature drawings, kids’ activities, complimentary refreshments, a mass balloon release, winter warmth donation collection, live reindeer and selfies with Santa, who will lead the tree lighting countdown and ignite a center-wide light display. During the ceremony, festive decorations will light up throughout the shopping center and continue to light up each night through early January 2017.¬†Leading up to the tree lighting countdown, children and families can pick up a free holiday balloon for the mass balloon release. At approximately 7:55 p.m., after Santa ignites the display, everyone holding a balloon will be asked to make a special holiday wish and release their balloon into the air.

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Legends Outlets Kansas City
1843 Village West Pkwy., 

Kansas City, KS 66111

Union Station Holiday Kickoff & Ceremony

Saturday, November 19
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Event

For those closer to downtown, Union Station has an all day line up of holiday fun going on this Saturday. Join in¬†as the magic of the holidays returns to Union Station with the¬†2016 Holiday Kickoff and Lighting Ceremony. Family fun activities begin at 10 a.m., with the lighting ceremony and free ‚ÄúHolidays Come Alive‚ÄĚ performance by Quixotic beginning¬†at 6:30 p.m.¬†Activities throughout the day will include stage performances, Letters to Santa, face painting, a balloon artist, Holiday Maker Village and so much more.¬†Be part of a holiday tradition at Union Station and experience the largest indoor lighting ceremony to¬†kick off the season with the lighting of the Station and a ‚ÄúHolidays Come Alive‚ÄĚ performance by Quixotic in Sprint Festival Plaza and Grand Hall.

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Union Station, Sprint Festival Plaza
30 W. Pershing Rd.,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Pompeii the Exhibition

Open Friday, November 18 through April 5
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adult: $19.95
Child (Ages 3 – 12): $15.95

Also at Union Station this weekend is the opening of its brand new exhibit, POMPEII: The Exhibition, as it makes its North American premier. The exhibition examines the lives of residents of Pompeii before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D. Nearly 200 artifacts on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum will be displayed, ten of which will be making their North American debut. Visitors to the exhibition will travel back in time to 79 A.D. when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city. In a media-rich, object-based, immersive experience, they will learn how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked and found entertainment. Through the use of projections, audio, video, photographic murals, and graphic reproductions of frescoes and mosaics, visitors will experience different locations that existed in the city, including a market, a temple, theater, and baths. Then, a simulated eruption will allow visitors to experience the deathly impact Mount Vesuvius had on the ancient city, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.

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Union Station Kansas City
30 W Pershing Rd., 
Kansas City, MO 64108

We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving full of warmth, gratitude, family and friends while enjoying all Kansas City has to offer. To find even more events going on near you, visit here. And continue to check back here each week on the blog for further events updates.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this holiday season, head to our real estate site for more information.

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