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Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Dec. 2-4


Rock the Red Kettle

Enjoy a free concert from the KC Live! Stage in the Power & Light District, courtesy of The Salvation Army. American Idol alum David Cook will perform at 6:30 p.m. before The Fray takes the stage. The concert will follow a recruiting event from 3 to 5 p.m. at McFadden’s for those who want to get involved with The Salvation Army’s programs. For more information, click here.

First Fridays

The final First Friday of the year begins at 5 p.m. in the Crossroads Arts District. This Friday, stop by the December Holiday Show at the Todd Weiner gallery, or see what local creators have made at the 3rd annual MADE event at Counter Point Event Space. You can also stop by the antique shops in the West Bottoms to browse the one-of-a-kind antiques offered throughout the weekend. To see a full schedule for First Fridays, click here.


Holiday Open House at Shatto Milk Company

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., sip on samples from Shatto Milk Company while you browse unique gifts from Polish Pottery and housewares by Sophia Aulport. The milk bar will be open and kids and adults can pose for photos with the holiday baby calf. Click here for more information about Shatto Milk Company.

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Head to the Sprint Center Saturday for a holiday tradition unlike any other. The Trans Siberian Orchestra will perform their treasured tale, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” at 3: 30 and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $37.50 and can be purchased here.


Grinch on Ice

Watch a classic tale come to life Sunday at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Local figure skaters from the Centerpoint Community Ice Rink will perform Grinch on Ice from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in a one-night-only extravaganza. Admission is $5 cash with children ages three and under admitted for free.

Elf Movie Party

Nothing says “Merry Christmas!” like Will Ferrell dressed as a life-sized elf, and thanks to Alamo Drafthouse, you can watch his movie Elf on the big screen this holiday season. From 7:15 to 9 p.m., experience the magic of Elf with an in-theater snowball fight, jingle bells, bubbles, a themed contest and scratch n’ sniff cards. Tickets to the Elf Movie Party are $13 and can be purchased here.