Don’t know where to go this December? Head off to Kansas City! It’s a great time to be there as the famous city comes alive with holiday lights, unique events and popular traditions that will light up your life. It’s the perfect holiday getaway for you and your family.
One must-see tradition is the 78th annual Country Club Plaza’s Season of Lights that runs till January 16, 2011. This takes place at the Country Club Plaza Area at 47th & Central Streets. During this time, the Plaza district is illuminated with over 80 miles of multi-colored bulbs throughout the entire holiday season. It’s a breathtaking reminder of the joyous celebration that awaits all of us at Christmas time. Admission is free.
Another favorite Kansas City holiday tradition is the 30th Anniversary Production of “A Christmas Carol” that runs till December 26, 2010. Watch the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge become a new man as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come. This popular production by the Kansas City Repertory Theater has all the moments you love from the novella by English author Charles Dickens, plus a few surprises!
Robert Trussel of the Kansas City Star calls it “an uncanny blend of the familiar and the new, and a pleasant reminder that this classic tale is still valid drama” while Grace Suh of the Pitch describes it as “a feast of a holiday show, one with its heart so obviously in the right place.”
Visit the Spencer Theater at 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City today for a night to remember! Admission is from $20 to $60.