The end of November is one of the most festive times of the year in Kansas City! Brights lights are being switched on throughout the Kansas City area to celebrate the holiday season. Grab your friends, family and winter scarves and head to these exciting events! Overland Park Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, November 21st An evening of holiday festivities kicks off at 5:30pm A visit from Santa, bells and carolers make this a fun event to kick off the last weekend before Thanksgiving!
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Parkville Christmas on the River
 - Friday, November 21st  This 22nd annual holiday celebration even has holiday fireworks! Enjoy live entertainment from the Park Hill School District children’s choir, delicious dining and treats and fun for the whole family.
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Union Station Tree Lighting
 - Saturday, November 22nd A full day of exciting holiday events kicks off at 10am and culminates in lighting the gorgeous Christmas tree at 5:15pm. After the tree is lit, the fun continues with Metropolitan Strings Academy Sounds and a Mini-Holiday Train for the kiddos in the Sprint Plaza.    
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Briarcliff Village
- Saturday, November 22nd  Join The Village at Briarcliff as they kick off the holiday season for the 9th Annual Holiday Lighting, November 22nd from 4:30-7:30pm. This free family event features free photos with Santa, face painting, and arts and crafts. The lighting countdown begins at 7pm!
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Legends Outlets
 - Saturday, November 22nd Legends Outlets is celebrating its 10th annual Legendary Lighting Ceremony, one of the region’s largest displays of animated lights synchronized to music. The event will feature prize giveaways and a display of synchronized lights. Santa Claus will make a special appearance to help lead the crowd in the countdown to the tree lighting. The fun kicks off at 6pm. Zona Rosa - Wednesday, November 26th (NEW DATE!)
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Zona Rosa will kick off the 2014 holiday season with a special lighting ceremony to spotlight the large crowns hung above the streets. The community is invited to this FREE program including the official arrival of the holiday Fairy Princess & Santa Claus! The event will take place before the Orange Wednesday shopping festivities!
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Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony
- Thursday, November 27th A local tradition for 85 years, Plaza Lights is a 15-block holiday spectacle on the famed Country Club Plaza, featuring thousands of lights that accentuate every dome, tower and window of the Spanish-inspired shopping district.
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Kansas City Mayor's Christmas Tree Ceremony
- Friday, November 28th The 100-foot-tall Mayor's Christmas Tree, one of the nation's tallest, is the centerpiece for an illuminating holiday celebration! Mayor Sly James and Sporting Kansas City's Seth Sinovic will flip the switch to light the tree.
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