Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood is celebrating the start of the holiday season with their annual Holiday Season Opener from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. November 9th in the Brookside area of 63rd Street and Wornall Road.
The Brookside Area Shopping District’s Holiday Season Opener is a free, family-friendly event happening the weekend of November 9th through 12th. Businesses will offer open houses, outdoor music, pop up events, and giveaways, Thursday, November 9th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating retailers will be open extended hours November 9th through 12th: Thursday evening until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Thursday evening Holiday Season Opener event is held in the park, located at the corner of Brookside Boulevard and 63rd Street, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. November 9. Slacker from 101 the Fox, host of the weekday morning radio show, will be emceeing the activities in the park. Entertainment includes special performances by the Border Star Elementary School Choir, St. Elizabeth’s Choir, St. Peter's Choir, The Holiday Trombones, and the Arcana Quartet.
Visitors can pick up hot cocoa and treats provided by The Roasterie, Michael Forbes Grille and Bar, and Cosentino’s Price Chopper, then stroll through the historic district, take in the magical holiday window displays, and get an early start on holiday shopping. Families and shoppers can enjoy festivities in the park from carols to children’s events to photo spots and giveaways.
Holiday shoppers will find great deals and the best selection of gifts and seasonal décor at Brookside businesses during one of the biggest holiday shopping events of the season. Area restaurants will have food and drink specials available Thursday evening only.
The Brookside Holiday Season Opener is sponsored by 101 the Fox, JACK FM, 94.9KCMO, Magic 107.3, X105, and 95.7 The Vibe.
Opening Night Specials and Events
Thursday, November 9th, 5pm - 8pm.
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- 5B & Co. Candlemakers25% off one holiday item.
- BKS Nails Manicure and pedicure special.
- Brookside Toy and Science 25% off one item (exclusions apply). Introduction of 2017 Best Toys for Kids.
- Brookside Barkery & Bath Holiday portraits for you and your pet.
- Brookside Gallery and Framing 20% off blown glass.
- Brookside Jewelry Free polishing cloth and 20% off select items. Serving wine and cheese.
- Brookside Party Warehouse 25% off seasonal costumes and accessories.
- CBD Plus All full size edibles 20% off.
- Charlie Hooper’s Bar and Grille $2 off craft drafts, wine glasses and cocktails, $5 signature holiday white cosmopolitan. Lasagna night $8.99.
- Jalepeno's Mexican Restaurant Buy 1 get 1 enchiladas and $1 off domestic bottles.
- Leopold Gallery Serving wine and beer.
- Michael Forbes Bar & Grille Steak special - steak with choice of sauce, mashers and fresh veggies $11.99.
- Optical Innovations Season Opener Sale-abration! 30% off any complete pair of Rx eyeglasses or sunglasses.
- Red Door Woodfired Grill Fried Chicken Thursday.
- Savory Spice Shop Enjoy free samples of Peppermint Vanilla Bean Sugar, Mulling Spices, Hot Chocolate, Canela Hot Chocolate, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and other fun holiday spices!
- Shop Girls 15% off all weekend.
- a store named STUFF 15% of all sales will be donated to the KC Care Clinic. Receive a free canvas tote with a $35 purchase or more. Enjoy sips & festive treats.
- The Fiddly Fig 25% off 1 item and free gift with purchase while supplies last. Serving wine.
- The New Dime Store Buy 3 Nora Fleming minis - get 1 free.
- The Roasterie Complimentary tastings of Dizzy Three Coffee Vodka and Mid- night Rendezvous coffee
- World’s Window - End of our Coat and Sweater Drive - The last time to bring in new and gently worn women's and children's coats and sweaters for Rose Brooks Center. Receive a 20% off coupon good for ALL purchases from 5 - 8 p.m. during the Thursday Holiday Season Opener. 10% of all purchases during the Holiday Season Opener (Thurs. only) will also be donated to Rose Brooks Center. Wine and festive treats during the the Holiday Season Opener. Throughout the weekend, enjoy over 150 nativities from around the world featured in our annual front window display, free signature holiday gift wrapping, and holiday "bonus checks" given with each purchase. On Thursday evening between 5 - 8 p.m., Ana Gordon will help World’s Window introduce their new line of Mexican silver jewelry that Ana recently hand-chose in Taxco for World's Window. Ana's mother Frances owned Latin American Imports in Brookside and staff at World's Window are delighted to once again offer a beautiful selection of Mexican sterling silver.
Holiday shoppers can also enter to win gift baskets, gift cards, and more from participating businesses by signing up under the informational tent located next to the hot chocolate in the park.
- Brookside Party Warehouse - gift basket
- Savory Spice Shop - over $200 in gift sets
- Barre3 Kansas City - gift card
- Charlie Hooper’s Bar and Grille - $25 gift card
- 5B & Co. Candlemakers - $25 gift card and 1 Fraser Fir votive
- Brookside Jewelry - gift basket
- The Fiddly Fig - gift card
- Carmen’s Cafe - $25 gift certificate
- Michael Forbes Grille - Five $10 gift cards
- The New Dime Store - a gift!
- The Roasterie - $25 gift card
- World’s Window - $25 gift card
- LEOPOLD Gallery - $25 gift card
- Brookside Barkery & Bath - $25 gift
- Brookside Gallery and Framing - $35
- Brookside Toy and Science - Stuffed
- Jalepeño’s - giftcard
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