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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
12/31/2017

Location:

1021 NE Colbern Road
Lees Summit, MO, 64086
United States

Phone:

816-246-5224
Time: 
Noon to 6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party

3-2-1… Happy 2018! You are invited to ring in the New Year early with the legendary Ball Drop at Paradise Park’s Foam Factory. Have a blast with friends and family. This rocking New Year’s Eve party is an early evening, totally kid-friendly celebration. Register to win awesome door prizes you can use all year long at Paradise Park. Refer a friend to join our Discovery Family Pass and we will share even more awesome gifts for you and your family to enjoy out of our grab bag of FUN.
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Dates: 
12/21/2017

Location:

211 N. Bynum Road
Lone Jack, MO, 64070
United States

Phone:

816.697.2528
Time: 
6:30 pm

Winter Lights and Holidays of Joy

Settle in for a multicultural experience featuring stories of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, all holidays that include lighting candles to brighten the bleak winter days. Learn about Christmas trees, polar bears, dreidels, families, and love.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
2:00pm-2:30pm

Santa Dives

What’s red and white and swimming with the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza? Santa! Get a one-of-a-kind photo of Santa as penguins torpedo around him. Watch the penguin bubbles trail the man in the red suit and hear the children giggle. Dives are at 2 p.m. on November 24, 25 & 26.
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Dates: 
01/19/2018

Location:

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2020
Time: 
2:00 PM

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Through the lens of astronomy, children join Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu - a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street - on an adventure to the moon and to explore the night sky. One World, One Sky aims to provide young children in the U.S. and China with an age-appropriate introduction to astronomy, to promote positive attitudes toward science, and to foster cross-cultural appreciation.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
9:30am-4:00pm

Winter Wonderland

Come walkin’ in a winter wonderland at the Zoo! Celebrate the holiday season with the Zoo’s furry, feathery and fluffy friends Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Zoo will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Polar Bear Passage will become the North Pole while Helzberg Penguin Plaza turns into the South Pole. Enjoy delicious treats, letters to Santa and much more! Our Gentoo and king penguins will venture outside in the frosty air for a Penguin March at 11 a.m. See Santa dive underwater with our Penguins at 2 p.m. What would a lion do with a Christmas tree decked in ornaments and presents underneath? Find out at 10 a.m. See our lion pride explore fully decorated trees trimmed with meatball ornaments and garland. Underneath the trees will be gift wrapped boxes, each filled with a special enrichment item. Get into the holiday spirit with this festive weekend at the Kansas City Zoo!
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Dates: 
12/31/2017

Location:

4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS, 66604
United States

Phone:

(785) 783-8300
Time: 
9:30 am - 12:30 PM

Noon Year's Eve!

Ring the New Year at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center's Serious Fun Celebration!
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Organization:

The Coterie Theatre

Location:

2450 Grand Ave, # 144
Kansas City, MO, 64108-2520
United States

Phone:

816-474-6552
Time: 
Varies

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic - so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore: Snoopy’s Christmas eve encounter with the Red Baron!
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
10:30am-10:45am

Cheetah Run

Run cheetah, run! Watch our three male cats stretch their legs at the Cheetah Run. This enriching activity allows them to gain valuable exercise. Join us at the cheetah exhibit at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, to watch one of nature’s fastest animals in action.
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017

Location:

4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS, 66604
United States

Phone:

(785) 783-8300
Time: 
1:00 PM

Native Voices Activities!

Celebrate the Native Tribes of the Northeast by participating in activities centered around our “Native Voices” Exhibit. From 12/2/17 to 12/9/17.
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
8:30am-3:30pm

Winter Break Camp Chew On This!

Chew On This! No Hunger Games here! Discover who eats what and who eats who. Decide where you fit in and which animal friends share the same culinary tastes. You’ll be surprised how many animals like the same foods as you. Day 1: Herbivores/Plant-eaters Day 2: Carnivores/Meat-eaters Day 3: Omnivores/Eats Both 2017 Dates: Dec 27-29 Ages: 5-12 Helpful Tips for Parents Pack a lunch – Make sure to pack a lunch in a reusable container every day (this does not apply to half day campers). Snacks – The zoo provides snacks every day. If your child has dietary needs, prepare snacks that your child can bring with them. Hydration is key! – Make sure to pack a reusable water bottle! Check the forecast – We spend a lot of time outside so please make sure your child is prepared for the weather. Items to consider: sunscreen, insect repellent, appropriate outerwear, etc. Accidents can happen – Pack a change of clothes if you think an accident could happen. Need to pick up early or drop off late? – Let us know ahead of time so we can be ready for you. Label! Label! Label! – Make sure you label all items with the camper’s name. This includes lunch bag, water bottle, sunscreen, etc.
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 800
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2083
Time: 
Varies

Raggedy Ann and Andy’s Christmas Adventure

Those lovable cotton-stuffed dolls with their bright red yarn hair go on a fearless adventure in the Deep Woods to rescue light, warmth and the spirit of Christmas for the diverse population that lives inside Marcella’s toy chest. Curriculum Connections: Dramatization of classic children’s literature, toy history, problem-solving skills, dance, holiday customs,.magic, humor.
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Dates: 
12/21/2017
12/22/2017
12/23/2017

Location:

4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS, 66604
United States

Phone:

(785) 783-8300
Time: 
Varies

Serious Fun “School’s Out Programming”

School’s Out Programming: 12/21 – 12/30 (Extended hours from 9 am – 5 pm Tuesday-Friday)
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Dates: 
12/16/2017

Location:

211 N. Bynum Road
Lone Jack, MO, 64070
United States

Phone:

816.697.2528
Time: 
2 pm

Happy Kwanzaa at the Lone Jack Library Branch

Learn about the origin, music, the rich significance of Kwanzaa. Brother John brings this special intergenerational holiday family tradition to life! Ages 4 and up
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2020
Time: 
Varies

Science City

Each visit to the science center promises something new and exciting for people of all ages. With more than 50 hands-on environments, you’ll become part of the action as you discover new things about yourself and the world around you. Discover the world of energy in The Science of Energy; create a masterpiece in the Maker Studio; explore the animal kingdom in the Nature Center; put the Law of Physics to the test 30-feet off the ground on the Sky Bike; or be completely mesmerized by a six-foot suspended carbon fiber sphere projecting powerful visual perspective of Earth and the solar system in Science on a Sphere. You will have so much fun exploring, you will not realize how much you are actually learning!
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Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816.221.6987
Time: 
Varies

A Spectacular Christmas Show

Fun for the entire family, MTH’s annual Christmas Show features holiday music taken from Musical Theater as well as innovative arrangements of Holiday classics. This high energy show is jam-packed with fun-filled singing and dancing sure to put every member of your family in the Holiday spirit. There’s nothing better than Crown Center during the Holidays!
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017
Time: 
9AM-12PM

Location:

The Soccer Lot
2525 Jefferson St
Kansas City , MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

1-913-387-3400

Winter Break Camp

DECEMBER 27, 28, 29 9AM-12PM Recreational & Competitive boys & girls 5-14y THE SOCCER LOT (2525 Jefferson St KCMO 64108) $149 BENEFITS: Receive adidas Sporting KC Camp soccer ball! Receive adidas Sporting KC Camp t-shirt!
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Dates: 
12/22/2017
12/29/2017

Location:

4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

(816) 363-7827
Time: 
8:50 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Frosty Fun Days

During winter break from school, Starlight Theatre offers Frosty Fun Days for children in grades K to 4. To break up the winter doldrums, send the kids to this popular, interactive day camp. Young artists warm up their imaginations and their bodies on a fun-filled journey into the musical world of theatre led by professional teaching artists. Typical morning activities include theatre games, acting and lots of music and movement. Campers even give it a go at building props. After lunch, they work in small groups to create a live piece of theatre to perform for their fellow campers during the Shivery Showoff at the end of each day. Frosty Fun Days are sure to fire up the creative spirit in your kids!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave
Kansas City, MO, 64161
United States

Phone:

816-454-4545
Time: 
Saturdays: 4pm - 10 pm; all other days 5 pm- 10 pm

WinterFest at Worlds of Fun

Holiday cheer rings out at Worlds of Fun during the first annual WinterFest celebration. Thousands of sparkling lights transform the park with an inviting glow that warms the heart and lifts the spirit. Witness 10 live shows, meet over 16 iconic holiday characters, join 9 holiday activities like ice skating and cooking decorating, ride select park attractions, and create lasting memories with family and friends.
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