A fresh holiday spirit is coming to City Market, and it all begins Thanksgiving week. For the first time in, many years City Market will be set aglow as the roofline of each City Market building is trimmed in multicolored lights to brighten the season and add sparkle to evening shopping and dining through early 2019.
Holiday Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment
Enjoy great shopping, food, drink and festivities throughout City Market during A Very Merry Market, Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24. Avoid the crowds and chaos at big box stores while supporting small, local business to keep our community strong!
Local artisans will showcase their handcrafted items in the Farmers Market pavilions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. while City Market shops and restaurants will offer specials and in-store activities all day and into the evening. Visitors can relax and enjoy live music, roaming carolers, holiday characters and good cheer.
Admission is free. Donations of canned and non-perishable food for Harvesters or new toys in their original packaging (no gift wrap please) for The Salvation Army are encouraged. The familiar Red Kettle, bell ringers and collection barrels will be at several locations in the Market.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m., pick up your Dazzling Deals Book from our Downtown Dazzle pop-up while the supply lasts. this free holiday coupon book features more than 75 offers from City Market shops, restaurants and other businesses along the KC Streetcar route.
Be on the lookout for Blitzen on the hoof with reindeer games, giveaways and photo ops, Saturdays in December, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kansas City Tradition Comes to City Market
City Market and the Kansas City Museum have partnered to present Breakfast with the Kansas City Museum’s Fairy Princess. On two Saturdays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 8:00-10:00 a.m., in the Paddlewheel Atrium of the Arabia Steamboat at City Market, the Kansas City Museum’s Fairy Princess will host an enchanting experience for children that includes a child-friendly buffet breakfast, meet-and-greet, and holiday entertainment. Each child will receive a special gift from the Fairy Princess to commemorate their visit.
The Fairy Princess tradition began in 1935 at Kline’s Department Store at 11th and Main in Downtown Kansas City and grew into a local icon after decades as a holiday attraction for children. In 1987, 17 years after Kline’s permanently closed, The Kansas City Museum revived the Fairy Princess as an annual holiday presentation.
Advanced tickets are required for Breakfast with the Fairy Princess. Adults: $20, children 12 and under: $10. A limited quantity is available and must be purchased online. Limit 8 per person. Orders cannot be taken over the phone or in person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All guests must have a ticket to be admitted to the event venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
Follow this link to purchase: https://breakfastwiththefairyprincess.bpt.me