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Kansas City - Your Holiday Destination

November 04, 2015
'Tis the season from KC Destinations! Kansas City is a fun and festive place to visit during the holiday season. With hundreds of shopping options, Tree Farms and unique holiday events - Kansas City is the perfect destination for your holiday getaway!

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Holiday gifts made in KC:
  
1.  Made in Kansas City, KS, the holiday wine from Wine Barn Winery makes a great holiday gift. This seasonal wine is released and only available during the holiday season! It is a delicious fruit wine with secret holiday spices that will make you warm and fuzzy and is perfect paired with dinner, dessert or anytime. The wine is currently in stock and available for sampling for a limited time - Saturday & Sunday, noon-5pm.
  
2.  Strawberry Hill Povitica has made a list and checked it twice, so whether you've been naughty or nice, be sure to place your holiday Povitica orders so Santa can deliver in time for Christmas! From the traditional English Walnut to the all new White Chocolate Cherry, you have 13 flavors to choose from and these delicious dessert breads are the perfect gifts for the foodies on your shopping list!  Visit the store at 75th & West Frontage Road in Merriam, call 913-631-1002 or click here to order!
 
KC Tree Farms:

1.  Find the perfect pine tree at Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm.  Enjoy sleigh rides, hot chocolate, Christmas Egg Hunt and more.  Opens the Friday after Thanksgiving every weekend through Christmas from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   
 
KC Holiday Happenings:
 
1.  Bring the family to share in the annual tradition of lighting the Mayor's tree in downtown Merriam on December 5.  This festive event will include holiday music performed by local elementary students, games, hot cocoa and good cheer for all! For more information call 913.322.5550 or click here.
 
2.  Enjoy music, prizes and Santa at Legends Outlets Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 21.  Centered around its 45-foot holiday tree, Santa will lead in a countdown to the annual display of synchronized lights at the shopping center.

3.  All aboard!  The Santa Express will be arriving at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, KS on Saturdays, December 5 & 12, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  
Join Santa in the train depot, ride the Union Pacific train and take in the "Christmas on the Farm" decorations. Enjoy a cookie or two and make sure Santa knows exactly what you want for Christmas!

4.  Help ring in the holiday season at the Shawnee Christmas Around Town on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot.  Enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, carolers, kids activities and visit with Santa.

5.  Kick off your holiday festivities this year at Sar-Ko Algow at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park on Friday, December 4. Visit with Santa, sip on hot cocoa, listen to carolers and take in the spectacular lights.

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This holiday season, buckle up for the ride of your life with the DreamWorks DreamPlace Ultimate Santa Adventure. This interactive holiday experience will have you flying to the North Pole in a custom designed sleigh to meet the jolly old elf himself. Shrek and Donkey will be on hand to make sure your flight arrives as scheduled and your letters to Santa are delivered safely. The Ultimate Santa Adventure opens November 7 and runs through December 24.
                       
 
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