Take the stress out of your annual Thanksgiving feast by carrying out or dining out. Letting someone else prepare the food and clean up the mess leaves more time with family and friends instead of at the stove. Here are some family-friendly suggestions for places that serve Thanksgiving dinner in the Kansas City area so you can sleep in, then sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Get into the swing of the holidays with the Kansas City Symphony.Photo by Eric Williams.
The wonder of seeing your first live performance on stage is a memory that never fades. Here are some ideas for classic holiday shows that will put you and your family in the holiday spirit. Be sure your child has the attention span to sit through a performance, and if possible, have a one adult/one child ratio in case someone needs to take an unexpected intermission. Note that most venues have a “no child-in-arms” rule — no matter what age, everyone who enters must have a ticket and a seat. Most venues offer discount tickets for groups of 10 or more, so gather the grandparents and other family or invite a neighbor or two to pad out the group.
Take a trip back in time when you trick or treat at Shoal Creek.
Few things in childhood compare to the pure magic of donning a superhero cape, princess dress or monster mask, grabbing that orange plastic pumpkin bucket and yelling an exuberant, “Trick or treat!” Make your Halloween extra sweet with these free trick-or-treating events:
Do your holiday shopping in the elegance of Union Station at the Holiday Swing.Photo by Fran Mattox.
If crowded malls and impersonal gift cards just aren’t your style, holiday craft fairs, bazaars and boutiques can be a great alternative. Check off Santa’s list with handmade jewelry, home decor accents and more unique items when you shop at these upcoming events: