Events in Kansas City in December

By | December 2, 2009

Believe it or not, something big and exciting is always happening in Kansas City. This December, be sure to treat yourself to these great events that will most definitely warm your hearts.

A Christmas Story: The Musical” – running till January 3, 2010, is the classic holiday stage play in an adaptation of the most beloved Christmas movie of all time. It tells the story of a naughty, bespectacled boy in small town America.

All Ralphie ever wanted was to have a BB-gun for Christmas despite repeated warnings of “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” Weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie and his friends encounter all sorts of trouble including run-ins with a yellow-eyed bully, a tongue frozen to a lamp post and a bar of soap in the mouth. This holiday tale captures the wonder of childhood with a wicked wit and a heart of gold. The play is staged at the Kansas City Repertory Theater, Spencer Theater located at 4949 Cherry Street Kansas City, Missouri.

Christmas in the Park – is one of Jackson County Parks and Recreation’s most celebrated events of the year that draws about 200,000 people. In this year’s drive-through event, 300,000 lights and 175 animated figures and splashes of Christmas color transform Longview Lake Park into an enchanting winter wonderland.

The event runs till December 25. Admission is free but donations are accepted and portions will be divided among 40 charities. Since it was first celebrated in 1988, Christmas in the Park has raised over $500,000.

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