Spending Thanksgiving with the Griswolds? Santa diving with penguins? From Thursday’s Plaza Lighting Ceremony to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s holiday show, here are a few of Kansas City’s seasonal offerings.
Plenty of area shops carry holiday and all-season decor that directly affects the lives of the most vulnerable among us by funneling proceeds to nonprofit groups that provide training, fair wages, health benefits and other services for them.
A Thanksgiving meal is about the food, of course, but it’s also about the memories and experiences that come with making the dishes. Our chef-inspired recipes for a homemade and handcrafted feast include Caramelized Onion Brined Turkey and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.
Chef John Smith of Pig & Finch in Leawood uses a taste memory to create a salad with all the color and flavor highlights of the holiday season. He shares the restaurant’s recipe, scaled down for home cooks. Check out our other recipes on KansasCity.com and see all of the Thanksgiving recipes in Wednesday Food Nov. 19.
When the Plaza flips the switch for its 85th annual lighting ceremony this Thanksgiving, 85 percent of the holiday lights will be LEDs. The iconic Kansas City shopping district has been slowly rolling out the lights as colors come out that match traditional Plaza lights.