Holiday Event’s Near You

Dec. 1 – Dec 10 – 7:30 pm.  The Piano Lesson. KC Melting Pot Theatre, 3051 Central. It’s 1936, and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburg from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he must come up with the money quickly. He wants to sell and old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated. Cost $20+

Fri. Dec. 2 – 7:30 pm The Soul of Santa Holiday Benefit Concert Holiday Benefit Concert featuring Eric Benét, Chanté Moore and more. Gem Theater 1615 E 18th. Cost $85+

Fri. Dec 2. – 7 pm  The Nativity Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral 415 West 13th. One of Kansas City’s favorite holiday traditions is back to delight young and young at heart. Cost $10+

Dec 3 & Dec 9 & 10 Soul of Santa A full lineup of holiday cheer to 18th & Vine and the Shops on Blue Parkway, including a tree lighting, community breakfast and toy giveaway. FREE

Sat. Dec.3, 8 pm Steppers Lounge: The Black Carpet Experience. American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th.  Kansas City Two-Stepping All Night. Learn and practice Two Stepping in a safe and fun environment. Cost $12+

Sat, Dec 3, 7 – 10 pm A SOULful Christmas. Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd. Enjoy a night of Soulful renditions of your favorite Christmas songs by KC’s finest singers, including:  Marlin Thatcher Jr., Jaà Reneè, Ashley Phillips. Cost $15+

Tue, Dec 6, 6:00 pm The Startup Workshop: The Essential Steps to Launching Your Business in KCK. The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center 1303 Central Ave. This workshop will take you through the essential steps. Of starting your business. FREE

Wed., Dec 7 –  7pm  Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce Holiday Recognition Dinner & Dance. Soiree Steak & Oyster House 1512 East 18th Street. A night of fine dining and dancing. Celebrate the contributions of corporate partners and small businesses. Cost $5+

Dec 7 – 24 Sat @ 2:00 and 7:30pm, Sun @ 1:00 and 5:00pm. The Kansas City Ballet performs The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway Blvd,  for the Performing Arts, offering a sparkling start to the holidays. Cost $34+

Now – Jan 1 Winter Magic at Cliff Drive, 1800 Cliff Dr, A mesmerizing drive-through display featuring a mile of lights. Cost: $25+

Now – Dec 24 – 7pm, 8pm, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm  A Christmas Carol.  Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 4949 Cherry St. .Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and rediscover the true meaning of the holidays. Cost $39+

Now – Jan 1 The season shines bright at Union Station. 30 W Pershing Rd. In addition to towering trees, festive decorations and classic seasonal films, the Holiday Reflections walk-thru village returns to offer a mesmerizing stroll through one of Kansas City’s most historic spaces. FREE

Now – Dec 31 Christmas in the Park, A festive drive-through display in Longview Lake Park on Woods Chapel Road with more than 500,000 lights. FREE

Now – Jan 1 The Country Club Plaza is adorned in thousands of twinkling lights. FREE

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