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FEATURED EVENTS

Retro Holiday Fun at Johnson County Museum

Visit with Santa from 10-noon in front of the 1950s All-Electric House, decorated for the holidays, complete with an aluminum Christmas tree and color wheel! The house will be decorated from 11/17 through 1/5. Enjoy holiday music with the New Horizons Band and refreshments in the event space on the main level at noon.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
10 AM - 1 PM
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Organization:

Johnson County Museum

Location:

Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS, 66212
United States

Phone:

913-826-2787

Kirigami Christmas- Grandview Branch

Learn this 4th Century paper art and give it a Christmas twist. You will be amazed at what you can create with this form of art that combines the folding of origami with papercutting techniques.
Dates: 
12/18/2018
5:30pm - 6:30pm
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Location:

12930 Booth Lane
Grandview, MO, 64030
United States

Phone:

816.763.0550

Christmas Around the World- Grandview Branch

Storyteller Jo Ho celebrates the season of light with festive Christmas stories from around the world - guaranteed to brighten your holidays!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
10:30am - 11:30am
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Location:

12930 Booth Lane
Grandview, MO, 64030
United States

Phone:

816.763.0550

Kid Reads: Hilo: The boy who crashed to earth - Boardwalk Branch

Read it; love it; share it. Experience a book like never before.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Location:

8656 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO, 64154
United States

Phone:

816.741.9011

Middle School Teen Night - December

Our middle school-aged teen guests (12-15 yrs old) can enjoy a night of fun with their friends at the Park.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
7-10 PM
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Location:

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

Phone:

816-246-5224

Animal Tales: A Visit with Santa at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Visit the nature center for stories, songs, and surprises geared to preschool children.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
10:30 AM – 11 AM
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Location:

909 North Highway 7
Olathe, KS, 66061
United States

Phone:

913-764-7759

Father Christmas - Midwest Genealogy Center

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but he is older than you might think. Before Santa Claus was born, many cultures of the world came to America and brought their holidays and traditions. Learn about these traditions from long ago and how they affect our Christmas celebration today.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Location:

3440 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO, 64055
United States

Phone:

816.252.7228

Chemistry Craze- Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Come in from the cold for a Chemistry Craze at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from Wednesday, December 26 to Saturday, December 29 with programs everyday at 2.
Dates: 
12/26/2018
12/27/2018
12/28/2018
2:00 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

(785) 783-8300

Santa Claus Dives at Sea Life Aquarium-Kansas City

Santa will join the deep sea fun as he dives into our Ocean Tank to see all of the good little fishies this holiday season!
Dates: 
12/18/2018
12/19/2018
12/20/2018
11-11:30 AM
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Location:

2475 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816-471-4386

Rescue the Animals at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Owen the Outlaw has captured our owl and ferret!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
10 AM – 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM – 8 PM
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Location:

909 North Highway 7
Olathe, KS, 66061
United States

Phone:

913-764-7759

HOLIDAY BRICKTACULAR- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City

It’s the most BRICKTACULAR time of the year!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
12/22/2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Location:

2475 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816-471-4386

Homeschoolers at the Library: Book Group - Boardwalk Branch

Join us for fun enrichment programs geared toward homeschool families. Participants will explore a variety of topics with an emphasis on using Library resources to satisfy their curiosities.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Location:

8656 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO, 64154
United States

Phone:

816.741.9011

The Polar Express at the Midland Railway

Well, are you coming? We are proud to announce THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to historic Baldwin City this holiday season! Powered by Midland Railway, this magical experience runs through December 30th. Each ticket includes fantastic entertainment, delicious hot chocolate, a scrumptious cookie, and a keepsake sleigh bell to bring home. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
varies
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Organization:

Midland Railway

Location:

515 High Street
Baldwin City, KS, 66006-0005
United States

Phone:

(913) 721-121

Recycled Cities- Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for a building extravaganza at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, December 14 at 11 and 2 and Saturday, December 15 at 2. We will create our own city out of recycled materials. Imagine, plan and build with everyday objects. What will your city be like?
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
December 14 at 11 AM and 2 PM and December 15 at 2 PM
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Location:

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

Phone:

(785) 783-8300

Sunflower Science- Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for a special storytime and meet and greet with Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, December 22 at 11 and 2 sponsored by Visit Topeka.
Dates: 
12/22/2018
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

(785) 783-8300

Kansas City Ballet-The Nutcracker

Last year, Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker awed Kennedy Center audiences in Washington, D.C., and hailed as “positively oozing charm” by The Washington Post, and is “especially lovely with its bright, fresh décor.”
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
see website for details
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Organization:

Kansas City Ballet

Location:

1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816.931.2232

Laser Holiday Magic

Celebrate the season with Laser Holiday Magic. We've gathered a selection of our favorite holiday tunes and brought them to life with gorgeous laser choreography.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
see website for details
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Location:

30 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816-460-2020

Kaleb's Karz Car Drive

Join us for the final haul as we collect remote controlled cars for kids in need! Kaleb and his team will be collecting new, unopened remote controlled cars and in return, each participant to donate will receive a PowerCard with 20 free PowerPoints! So, bring the entire family out for a day of fun and support a great cause!
Dates: 
12/16/2018
12 PM – 3 PM
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Organization:

PowerPlay

Location:

North 509 NW Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO, 64155
United States

Phone:

913-268-4386

Sunflower Science- Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Learn what makes sunflowers grow at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, December 15 at 11 with Ashlee Herkenm from the Platt Lab at Kansas State University. Ashley will demonstrate on how colonies of bacteria and fungi work together to grow sunflowers!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
11:00 am
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Location:

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

Phone:

(785) 783-8300

Noon Year's Eve- Science City at Union Station

The countdown to Science City’s biggest event of the year - Noon Year’s Eve – begins.
Dates: 
12/31/2018
NOON - 7PM
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Location:

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

Phone:

(816) 460-2020

Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye- Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us from Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28 for daily storytime and meet with Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant everyday at 11. We’re celebrating the final days of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit, which flies away from Topeka on January 4, 2019.
Dates: 
12/26/2018
12/27/2018
12/28/2018
11:00 am
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Location:

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

Phone:

(785) 783-8300

Festival of Lights: Illuminated by KCP&L

The Powell Gardens Festival of Lights offers a unique holiday experience in the Kansas City area. A lighting exhibition, artfully curated by the Powell Gardens Horticulture staff, the Festival of Lights includes botanically-themed lighting displays that begin at the garden entrance and stretch along a mile-long walking path through six of the seven themed gardens.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Organization:

Powell Gardens

Location:

1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50
Kingsville, MO, 64061
United States

Phone:

816-697-2600

Kid Fest: New Year's Eve Bash - Boardwalk Branch

Party with us--there's always room for more! We're celebrating the new year with our annual games, crafts, and popular balloon drop. Join us!
Dates: 
12/27/2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Location:

8656 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO, 64154
United States

Phone:

816.741.9011

Winter Camp Kemper

Taking place December 19–21, Kemper Museum hosts a fun FREE three-day art camp for kids ages 7–11 with activities inspired by Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene, the site-specific art installation Sweet On by artist Paul Henry Ramirez, and other works currently on view.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
12/20/2018
12/21/2018
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Location:

4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64111
United States

Phone:

816-457-6136

WonderEve

Celebrate the “Noon Year,” December 31 at WonderEve!
Dates: 
12/31/2018
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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Location:

5700 King St.
Shawnee Mission, KS, 66203
United States

Phone:

913-287-8888

HOLIDAY POP-UP TOURS- Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Join us this holiday from December 26th-28th, 2018 for our daily holiday Pop-Up tours.
Dates: 
12/26/2018
12/27/2018
12/28/2018
10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.
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Location:

1 MEMORIAL DRIVE
Kansas City, MO, 64198
United States

Phone:

816-881-2683