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Kansas City Lights Up The Season With Sparkling Displays

This season when visiting Kansas City you'll discover magical and sparkling displays which brighten the Holidays, and have become a timeless tradition. Gather family and friends and visit Country Club Plaza’s Season of Lights that features a 15-block spectacle, including 80 miles of glimmering, jewel-colored lights that accentuate every dome, tower and window of the Spanish-inspired shopping district through Mid Jan.

One of the holiday tradition in Kansas City, Missouri is the lighting of the 100 feet, Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Hallmark’s Crown Center, which is taller than those on display at the White House and Rockefeller Center. Sparkling with 7,200 white bulbs, the massive holiday icon represents the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund that aids 33,000 of Kansas City’s less fortunate and is on display until Jan. 1.

Another holiday tradition takes on a new life in the Kansas City Power & Light District, which debut its Holiday Windows on Main. Throughout the season talented local artists will partner with 13 downtown businesses to blending art with light, and create a series of unique and enchanting window displays inspired by those in Times Square. These festive storefront display on Main Street will be on display from Mid Nov. through Jan. 2.

Children will enjoy a visit to the My Santa Experience, at The Legends Outlets, where they can wander through Santa’s workshop, write him a letter and meet with St. Nick himself. The Legends Outlets presents A Legendary Light Show through Early Jan. This Holiday display is set to start every 15 minutes, and brightens the sprawling shopping center with thousands of dancing lights synchronized to concert-quality music.

Gather family and friends for a cruise through the Christmas Card Lane, a drive-through adventure inside one of KC’s most festive neighborhoods that kicks off adter Thanksgiving and runs through the 1st of Jan. Featuring more than 200 decorated homes in the city of Olathe, the celebration earned its name by the larger-than-life greeting cards that line the streets.

Another popular cruise is the return of Christmas in the Park, a festive drive-through display in Longview Lake Park the also starts after Thanksgiving and runs through the End of Dec. Christmas in the Park has been a tradition for 24 years, and is a delightful winter wonderland filled with more than 300,000 lights and almost 200 animated figures. The event is free, but donations are accepted to benefit local charities.

By Leroy Worley

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