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Johnson County Museum’s Very Fifties Christmas

Posted January 02, 2014 4:59pm by Jane

Still looking for a little more Christmas spirit? Rock around the aluminum Christmas tree to tour the Museum’s All-Electric House, decked out for a 1950s Christmas celebration. Tours run every half hour from 1:00 – 4:00 pm January 2, 3, and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm January 4. Cost is just $2/person ages 13+; $1/person ages 12 and under. Find out more about this Johnson County treasure at

*image via Johnson County Museum

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Fun for the Kids this Weekend in Kansas City (12/12 – 12/14)

Posted December 12, 2008 11:31am by Jane

There’s an amazing line-up of great kid- and family-friendly activities around the Kansas City metro this weekend. So, in between your Christmas tree-cutting and your Christmas shopping, try to fit one of these fun activities in. And don’t forget to add the special kids of Children’s TLC to your Christmas list – they’ve put a lot of much needed, very cool stuff on their Wish List!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

  • Breakfast with Santa, Zona Rosa (Kansas City north, MO) – 8am – advance tickets required
  • Breakfast with Santa at Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe – 9am – $13 per person 12+, $7 per person 12 and under, Free for 2 and under
  • Meet the Grinch – 11am to 2pm, City Market (KCMO) – donate 3 or more canned goods and receive a free photo with the Grinch! Face painting and crafts too!
  • FREE Classic Holiday Movie Series at Legends 14 Theatre, The Legends, Kansas City, KS – doors open at 9:30am; movies starts at 10am – this week: White Christmas
  • The Gingerbread Boy, Piccadilly Puppets at Lenexa Community Center – 10 am – tickets are $3.50 – $6
  • Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics – all Lowe’s locations – this week: Gingerbread House – 10am to 11am – register via the website
  • Visit Santa at Parkway Plaza (Leawood, KS – NW corner 135th & Roe) every Saturday until Christmas! 11am to 2pm – bring your camera!
  • FREE Holiday Carriage Rides at Town Center Plaza (Leawood, KS) – 1pm to 5pm – rides start on north side of plaza near Keedo and Stride Rite
  • The Magic of Christmas, Kansas City Symphony Family Series, Lyric Theatre, downtown KCMO, 2pm and 7:30pm
  • The Little Snow Girl, Theatre for Young America at H&R Block City Stage in Union Station, Kansas City, MO
  • Funky Mama LIVE at Oak Park Mall (Overland Park, KS) – Donuts with Santa! – wear your pajamas – 9am
  • Wornall House Museum – Visit with Father Christmas (Kansas City, MO) – discovery how Christmas was celebrated 150 years ago!
  • Santa’s Express, National Agricultural Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, KS – 1pm to 6pm – hayrides, miniature train rides, cocoa and cookies – and SANTA!
  • Santa & Me, Paradise Park, Lee’s Summit, MO – 10am to 2pm – bring your own camera!
  • Magic, Music & Marionettes, Crown Center (Kansas City, MO) – 12pm and 2pm – just like it says: magicians, musicians and puppets! – MR. STINKY FEET!
  • Holiday Wild Event at the Kansas City Zoo – 9am – come for breakfast and FUN! (Reservations required)
  • Nature’s Gifts & Goodies, Anita Gorman Discovery Conservation Center (KCMO) – 10am to 3pm – make finch feeders and holiday ornaments!
  • Fun with Santa, Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO – 9am to 12pm (join Santa for breakfast until 10:30am) – crafts, storytime and train ride if weather permits – reservations required
  • The Fairy Princess – one of Kansas City’s oldest holiday tradition is the Fairy Princess – she’ll be at the Kansas City Museum for kids to whisper their holiday wishes – the Kansas City Museum (KCMO) -10am to 4pm
  • The Littlest Angel, Puppetry Arts Institute, Independence, MO – 11am & 2pm
  • A Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855 (Lee’s Summit, MO) – decorating, singing, cooking and a special appearance by 19th Century Saint Nicholas! – 9am to 4:30pm
  • OP Fun Night, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Overland Park, KS – 6:30pm to 10:30pm – 1st thru 6th graders – movies, snacks, music, crafts, games and other fun activities – $15
  • The Nutcracker, Kansas City Ballet – Music Hall, Kansas City, MO
  • Clara’s Dream, Miller-Marley Youth Ballet at Blue Valley North High School – 2pm and 7pm – tickets $7

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On-Going Events

  • Suessical: The Musical, Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, November 11 thru December 28 (elementary/family series)
  • Dialog in the Dark at Union Station (Kansas City, MO) – October 17 thru March 29 – exhibition to raise awareness about blindness
  • Rudolph the Recycled Reindeer, Martin City Melodrama, Metcalf South Mall Theatre, November 7 thru January 3 – reservations req’d
  • A Christmas Carol, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Spencer Theatre (UMKC), Kansas City, MO – November 22 thru December 27
  • Christmas in the Park, Longview Park, Kansas City, MO – November 26 thru December 31 – over 300,00 lights and almost 200 animated figurines make this Christmas light display an event not to miss!
  • Laser Holidays, Gottlieb Planetarium, Union Station (KCMO) – November 28 thru December 31 – laser light show accompanied by seasonal music
  • Holiday Spirit Train – Union Station – November 28 thru January 4 – 9:30am, 12pm, 3pm Tuesday thru Saturday; 12pm and 3pm Sunday; closed Monday
  • Visit Santa at Town Center Plaza (Leawood, KS) – November 28 thru December 23
  • Santa’s Wonderland, Bass Pro Shops (Olathe, KS) – now thru December 24