The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 127th Anniversary at the Kansas City Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom. kcconvention.com
The 85th annual KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony takes place Thanksgiving night. countryclubplaza.com
Renowned New York artist Hunt Slonem shows his latest work at Weinberger Fine Art. With an opening reception and signing for his latest book, "Bunnies", Sept. 12. weinbergerfineart.com
The switch is flipped on one of the nation’s tallest centerpieces of the holiday season—Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. crowncenter.com
Explore a winding path illuminated by candlelight in the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park at the 10th annual Luminary Walk. nelson-atkins.org
Beginning Thanksgiving night, Legends Outlets Kansas City presents Moonlight Madness with 23 consecutive hours of shopping and incredible giveaways. The prize center opens at 9 p.m., one hour before the nearly 75 designer outlets and retailers unleash holiday deals. The first hour features Black Friday Survival Kits to the first 200 shoppers and gift card giveaways from Legends Outlets retailers and restaurants! Kicking off at 10 p.m., the entire Legends Outlets center opens to officially start the holidays with special sales and promotions. At midnight, a FREE holiday movie at Legends 14 Theatre will wrap up the day or kick off all-night-long shopping with family and friends.
Clair de lune, The Planets and “Neptune” all come to life at the Kauffman Center in The Planets and the Moon, an orchestral exploration of the cosmos. kcsymphony.org
Don’t miss the most delightfully festive party in town—the Ballet Guild’s 46th annual Nutcracker Ball at Union Station.
Tivol Holiday Trunk Show
Featuring Carelle, Rahaminov, Marco Bicego, Penny Preville, Precision Set, Elege, Robert Procop and Steven Lagos.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents “Caricature, Fashion and Fantasy,” an exhibition of a broad span of social commentary as shown by prints and drawings from the 16th to 18th centuries. nelson-atkins.org
Enjoy all the spectacular sights and sounds of Clara’s magical adventures, the Mouse King battling the Toy Soldiers, an enchanted Christmas tree, dozens and dozens of stunning dancers, dazzling scenery and costumes, wondrous music played by Kansas City Symphony, and snow falling inside the Muriel Kauffman Theatre.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents a favorite holiday tradition—"A Christmas Carol"—in its 34th season. kcrep.org
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s exhibition “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” unites Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy stone pipe to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes. nelson-atkins.org
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition “Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu,” the first comprehensive survey of Chinese painter Hung Liu. kemperart.org
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opens “Landscapes: Real and Imagined,” an exhibition of prints and drawings documenting places that 19th- and 20th-century artists have visited, real and imagined. nelson-atkins.org