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Brookside's Holiday Season Opener

Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood celebrates the beginning of the 2014 holiday season with open houses, outdoor music, and giveaways, Thursday, November 13th, 6-9PM. Brookside’s Holiday Season Opener kicks off an open house weekend. Participating retailers will be open extended hours November 13-16, Thursday evening until 9PM, Friday and Saturday 10AM-6PM, and Sunday, 12-5PM.

Brookside's Holiday Season Car

Stroll the tree lit sidewalks, sipping hot cocoa provided by Michael Forbes Bar & Grille or complimentary Roasterie coffee and get your first look at the shopping district’s festive window displays and holiday merchandise. Find great deals and the best selection of gifts and seasonal décor at your favorite Brookside merchants. Area restaurants will have food and drink specials available Thursday evening only.

The FREE event, sponsored by KC Magazine, 101 the Fox, JACK FM, 94.9KCMO, Magic 107.3, and 95.7 The Vibe, includes outdoor music performed by the Holiday Trombones, St. Teresa’s Academy & Rockhurst Varsity Singers, plus choirs from St. Peter’s School, St. Elizabeth’s School and Border Star Elementary.

Two Brookside merchants, United Studios of Self Defense on Brookside Plaza and World’s Window on 63rd Street are collecting new and gently used winter coats and sweaters for both women and children. World’s Window is partnering again for the fifth year with the Rose Brooks Center to help aid their mission to break the cycle of domestic violence.

At various locations around Brookside, there will be activities such as live jazz at World’s Window, a whiskey tasting event at The NEW Dime Store, "Forever Brookside" Instagram photo spot at a store named STUFF, plus Thursday Night Football at Charlie Hoopers Bar & Grille. Other participating merchants include: Fit Formula, 5B&Co Candles, Brookside Jewelry, Brookside Toy and Science, Fiddly Fig, Reading Reptile, plus many more.

Event attendees can register to win one of three packaged Brookside themed giveaways. Spend $250 and get a $10 BKS gift card FREE. Bring your receipts to Michael Forbes Bar & Grille by 11/16/14 to get your gift certificates. Multiple receipts can be combined to reach the qualifying amounts. Receipts must be dated November 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014 and from a Brookside shopping district merchant. Purchase $50 in Brookside gift cards and get a FREE $10 gift card.

Season Opener

Evening Specials and Events

5B & Co. Candlemakers: Be the first to have the new "Forever, Brookside" scent, a terrific blend of green tea and fig. Get an 8oz. tin for $12.50, reg. $16.50. 20% off all tree ornaments

Brookside Barkery & Bath: Stuff as much as you can into special green bags and everything inside is 20% off. BOGO raffle tickets to win Brookside Barkery Holiday Season Opener Gift Basket. Proceeds benefit Chain of Hope.

Brookside Jewelry: Wine and Cheese. FREE polishing cloths. Featured product of the week - personalized limited edition Christmas Bells. 20% off throughout the store (some restrictions may apply)

The Fiddly Fig: Gift with Purchase -- Receive a Christmas ornament FREE with a $50 purchase. Every customer will receive a FREE rose. 25% off one item. The store will be filled with beautiful decorations and gifts, along with beautiful fresh floral arrangements for holiday party ideas. Enjoy complimentary wine, appetizers and homemade cookies.

Fit Formula: Purchase an 8 class pass for $80 for classes after 8 am. (Available tonight only.)

Lauren Alexandria: Trunk show with Pearly Girls

Michael Forbes Bar & Grille: Steak special: Steak night with choice of sauce, mashers and fresh veggie $11.90

The NEW Dime Store: Darkhorse Distillery Whiskey Tasting and light appetizers

Optical Innovations: Blowout Sale going on all weekend with 10% to 90% off

Price Chopper: Wine Tasting

Reading Reptile: Book Fair

Shop Beautiful: Wine and cheese until 7pm

ShopGirls: 15% off customer's entire purchase

a store named...STUFF: "Forever Brookside" Instagram photo spot plus sweet treats and drinks

United Studios of Self Defense: Fun filled activities such as ninja headband making and exciting ninja classes! Receive half off enrollment on your sign up when you bring in a warm clothing item (hats, scarfs, etc) for Children's Mercy Hospital.

World's Window: Live jazz music. Donate a new or gently worn coat or sweater for women or children and receive a 20% off coupon that can be used November 13, 2014. There's no limit to the number of coats and sweaters a customer can donate.

Don't miss our live music in the Park, from 6-7:30PM, performed by the Holiday Trombones, St. Teresa's Academy & Rockhurst Varsity Singers, plus choirs from St. Peter's School, St. Elizabeth's School and Border Star Elementary. Sip complimentary Roasterie Coffee, hot cocoa provided by Michael Forbes Bar & Grille and enjoy treats from Price Chopper under the tent.