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Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Dec. 9-11


Thank Grinch It’s Friday 

Bring your chairs and blankets (and your holiday spirit) to the City Market Friday for a night of festive fun. From 7 to 9:30 p.m., Who’s of all ages can watch a free showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas in the comfort of the outdoors. Concessions will be available for purchase. To read more about the event, click here.

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl 

It’s been hanging in your closet all year, and now it’s time to show it off. Wear your ugliest sweater to the Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl in downtown Kansas City, where a wristband will grant you free entrance to participating bars as well as food and drink specials. Proceeds from the bar crawl will go toward a local animal shelter. Tickets are $20 apiece and can be purchased here.


Hot Chocolate Happy Hour 

From 4 to 8 p.m. in the Power & Light District, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and photos with Santa while you watch Elf on the big screen. Select shops and restaurants in the area will also be offering free hot chocolate to customers while supplies last. Click here for more information about the event.

Downtown Dazzle Urban Homes Tour 

As part of the Downtown Dazzle experience, you can take a tour of 20 downtown residences from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Hop on the KC Streetcar for easy access to the participating properties while you sip on seasonal cocktails and snack on holiday cookies. The tour is free, and each guest will receive a passport that can be stamped at each destination. To register, click here.


The 6th Annual Holiday Swing 

Only a few more weekends remain until Christmas, and if you haven’t stocked up on local goods for your friends and family, now is your chance. Head to Union Station Sunday to browse through more than 100 handmade and vintage vendors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To see the list of makers, click here.

Home Alone Pizza Party 

The holidays would not be complete without watching Home Alone, and at the Alamo Drafthouse, you can see the classic film and take part in a pizza party, too. The nostalgic event begins at 4:30 p.m., and you can purchase tickets here.