For decades, the people of Parkville have marveled at a mysterious tradition of trees decorated along Missouri 9. When the decorations were taken down, residents took up the cause to keep the tradition alive.
Liberty, Overland Park, Mission and Weston are four of the towns that rely on the goodwill of volunteers to deck out trees, lampposts, storefronts and more. Families are drawn to traditions like Santas, caroling and sleigh rides.
Ameristar has decorated its 1898 Pullman dining car as a setting for a holiday afternoon tea. The Local Eatery & Pub will open soon in the former Power Plant building. Some KC cocktails get a shout-out.