Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood and the historic Brookside shops (63rd and Brookside Boulevard) are celebrating the start of the 2018 holiday season November 8th through 11th with the annual Brookside Holiday Season Opener—a free, family-friendly event with holiday sales, pop-up events, food and drink specials, music, and giveaways.
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! We're still on!
Mother Nature is helping us celebrate the holidays by bringing us snow Thursday evening during the Brookside Holiday Season Opener. What a wonderful way to get in the Holiday spirit and kick off the season! Grab your coat, hat and gloves and join us to enjoy the season's first snow, some great music and many outstanding specials at our Brookside shops, boutiques and restaurants. Current forecasts show snow and temperatures above freezing throughout the event. Please check your favorite local forecast for weather updates.
Holiday Season Opener: Thursday Night Details
The festivities kick-off Thursday at 5 p.m. with specials (specials PDF) at participating stores and restaurants, followed by the Holiday Season Opener celebration in Brookside Court Park at the southeast corner of Brookside Boulevard and 63rd Street from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Visitors can pick up refreshments provided by Michael Forbes Bar and Grille, The Roasterie Café and Cosentino’s Price Chopper. Families and shoppers can enjoy festivities in the park from carols and holiday music, to photo spots and giveaways, all emceed by Jen Johnson from the KC102 Morning Show. Live music will be provided by The Holiday Trombones, Providence School of the Arts, University Academy, Border Star Elementary School Choir, St. Elizabeth’s School Choir, and the St. Peter’s School Choir.
After exploring the festivities in the park, families and visitors can stroll through the historic Brookside district, enjoy the holiday lights, gaze at the magical holiday window displays, find unique and local gifts for their loved ones this holiday season and enjoy food and drink specials. Participating retailers will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday night, and restaurants will stay open for regular hours.
The celebration continues all weekend long!
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. Shoppers can also enjoy food and drink specials (specials PDF) at participating restaurants throughout Brookside (see lists below). Participating businesses open for extended hours throughout the weekend. Extended hours are:
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The 2018 Brookside Holiday Season Opener is promoted in partnership with Mix 93.3, KC102 and Q104.3. For more information, holiday shoppers can follow BrooksideKC on Facebook.
On-street parking and public parking lots are available throughout the historic Brookside district located between Meyer Boulevard and 62nd Terrace and Wornall Road and Main Street. Parking may also be available nearby on-street or at the Wornall Road Baptist Church (SW corner of 63rd and Wornall), or in the lot south of Meyer on Brookside Road along the Trolley Track Trail.
Participating Shops & Boutiques
a store named STUFF
barre3 Kansas City
Brookside Barkery & Bath
Brookside Gallery and Framing
Brookside Party Warehouse
Brookside Toy & Science
Design in the City
The Fiddly Fig
Leopold Gallery & Art Consulting
The New Dime Store
Orangetheory Fitness Brookside
Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill
Charlie Hooper's Bar & Grille
Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard
Jimmy John's - Brookside
Michael Forbes Bar and Grille
Red Door Grill
The Roasterie Brookside