It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Here at Aspis, the holiday season brings a time of excitement, cheer, and happiness. To celebrate this cheer our team decided to spend the week talking about something other than cybersecurity. Our team came together and found our favorite attractions in the three cities where Aspis Consulting has offices. We have already published our blogs featuring the best holiday attractions of Duluth, MN, and Washington D.C. – Now it’s time for the grand finale: Kansas City! We worked with our team and found their favorite activities that they and their families have made as traditions during the holiday season. Below are our recommendations:
Crown Center Ice Terrace
What is more festive than ice skating during the holiday season? Just about nothing. The Crown Center Ice Terrace is the premier spot in Kansas City to throw on some skates and have a great time. Crown Center was recognized by USA Today as one of America’s top ice-skating rinks! Fun fact: Nearly 10,000 gallons of water are frozen for this wintertime enjoyment. Skate rentals, lessons, and private parties are available. Crown Center is open 7 days a week and admission is $8. The facility also offers rentals so you don’t have to bring your own skates. This is perfect for going alone, on dates, or for families of all ages.
To learn more about Crown Center click here: https://www.crowncenter.com/iceterrace
Kansas City Christmas in the Park
Who doesn’t love Christmas lights? Currently in its 34th year, this magical winter wonderland features more than half-million lights and 175 animated displays, all designed and built entirely in-house by their talented crews! Christmas in the Park is a drive-through Christmas experience. Your drive to the Longview Lake Campground begins at the Frank White Jr., Softball Complex. Admission is free. Voluntary exit donations benefit more than 35 local charities. Since its creation, the event has donated more than 1 million dollars to charities right here in our community.
To learn more about Christmas in the park click here: https://www.visitkc.com/event-detail/christmas-park
Kansas City Merry Market
The Merry Market is an open-air shopping experience within Kansas City. This event features The Holiday Swing’s all-local juried makers specializing in ceramics, printing, painting, photography, woodworking, and more. Support small, local businesses and keep the community strong. In addition to artisans and makers, you can also sip while you shop! The Kansas City Merry Market offers seasonal beers, canned cocktails, and other local drinks. The market features a seasonal selection of farmers market vendors during regular farmers market hours, as well as tasty “walkable”, treats from City Market restaurants. While you’re there, be on the lookout for special appearances by The Kansas City Museum’s Fairy Princess greeting and treating kids and kids at heart.
To learn more about Kansas City Merry Market click here: https://thecitymarketkc.org/events/
Kansas City Plaza Lights
This couldn’t be a Kansas City holiday list without the Plaza Lights! A local tradition for more than 90 years. The Plaza Lights is a 15-block holiday spectacle on the famed Country Club Plaza. This attraction features thousands of glimmering, jewel-colored lights that accentuate every dome, tower, and window of the Spanish-inspired shopping district. Fun Fact: The only time that the Plaza Lights were not in operation occurred in 1973 when President Nixon called upon all Americans to curtail the use of Christmas lights to reduce dependence on foreign oil imports. This is a great event for the whole family! All the Plaza’s parking garages are free and open to the public.
To learn more about the lights click here: https://www.visitkc.com/visitors/things-do/kansas-city-plaza-lights
That wraps up our 4 favorite holiday attractions in Kansas City. However, these are just a handful of the many fantastic choices in Kansas City and the surrounding area. Were there any attractions that we missed? If you have a favorite that didn’t quite make the list, be sure to let us know on one of our social media sites!
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