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Brookside Kicks off the Holiday Season Thursday, November 12th

Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood celebrates the beginning of the 2015 holiday season with open houses, outdoor music, pop up events, and giveaways, Thursday, November 12th, 5-9PM. Brookside’s Holiday Season Opener kicks off the annual Open House Weekend with participating retailers extending hours November 12th-15th: Thursday evening until 9PM, Friday and Saturday 10AM-6PM, and Sunday, 12-5PM.

Brookside Kicks off the Holiday SeasonStroll through the shopping district, sipping hot cocoa provided by Michael Forbes Bar & Grille or complimentary Roasterie coffee and get your first look at the 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 and local choirs on Thursday evening in the Park, from 6-7:30PM.

At various locations around Brookside, there will be pop up events Thursday evening such as Photos with Santa at Fit Formula, grand opening events and free food tastings and samples at Savory Spice, live jazz at World’s Window, a whiskey tasting event by Dark Horse Distillery at The NEW Dime Store, "Forever Brookside" Instagram photo spot at Brookside Barkery, plus Thursday Night Football at Charlie Hoopers Bar & Grille and The Brooksider. Other participating merchants include: 5B&Co Candles, Fiddly Fig, Shop Beautiful, plus many more.

World’s Window, at 63rd Street and Wornall Rd., is collecting new and gently used warm, winter coats and sweaters for both women and children. World’s Window is partnering again for the sixth year with the Rose Brooks Center to help aid their mission in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. In exchange for coat or sweater donations, the generous donors will receive a 20% off coupon that can be used any day through November 12th, at Worlds Window.

Spend $200* and get a $20 BKS gift card FREE, or spend $100 and get a $10 BKS gift card free. Bring your receipts to Michael Forbes Bar & Grille by 11/15/15 to get your gift certificates. Multiple receipts can be combined to reach the qualifying amounts. Receipts must be dated November 12, 13, 14, 15, 2015 and from a Brookside shopping district merchant. Purchase $50 in Brookside gift cards and get a FREE $10 gift card. Also, Thursday night event attendees can register to win a Brookside themed holiday giveaway.

*Limit one free $20 Brookside Gift Card for purchase of $200, per customer.

Evening Specials and Events

  • 5B & Co. Candlemakers: Celebrating the “Year of the Nutcracker.” 25% off all Nutcrackers. New scent -
  • Spiced Biscotti - 8oz tin for $12.50 (regularly $16.50). Complimentary homemade sweet treats and holiday drinks.
  • Avenues Bistro: Ladies Night - Happy Hour Food & Drinks for Ladies ALL NIGHT LONG!
  • Bella Napoli: Homemade gnocchi on special tonight
  • Brookside Barkery & Bath: #ForeverBrookside Instagram photo spot, plus cider and donuts! Enjoy 25% off all TOYS, TREATS, and ACCESSORIES from 5pm to 9pm!
  • Brookside Gallery and Framing: Holiday Open House with decor by local artists
  • Brookside Jewelry:
    Wine and Cheese event
    FREE polishing cloths
    Featured product for the week - personalized limited edition Christmas bells
    20% off throughout the store (some restrictions may apply)
  • Brookside Nails: Open late! Manicures and pedicures til 9p.
  • Brookside Toy & Science: 15% off all purchases, FREE holiday gift wrap!
  • The Brooksider Bar and Grill: Thursday Night Football
  • Charlie Hooper’s Bar & Grille: Thursday Night Football - specialty cocktails / wines by the glass/crafts on draft on special
  • The Fiddly Fig:
    Gift with Purchase -- Receive a holiday gift FREE with a 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: Photo with Santa from 6:30p-8:30p! Donations are being accepted and all proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Foo’s Fabulous Custard: Enjoy seasonal favorites - pumpkin, peppermint, and egg nog flavored concretes.
  • Leopold Gallery - Complimentary wine
  • Michael Forbes Bar & Grille: Steak special - Steak with choice of sauce, mashers and fresh veggie $11.90
  • Mike’s Wine & Spirits: Wine tasting plus holiday cocktail samples and ideas
  • The NEW Dime Store:
    Darkhorse Distillery Whiskey Tasting and light appetizers
  • Optical Innovations:
    Blowout Sale going on all weekend with 10% to 90% off
  • Savory Spice: Grand Opening events and food tastings on the grill, plus hot chocolate and malt ciders.
  • Shop Beautiful: Wine and cheese and 20% off select jewelry until 7p.
  • a store named…STUFF: Purchase BKS Pride items (sweatshirts, coffee mugs, magnets, and ornaments) and STUFF will double the donation given to charity on each one. Shop nearly 4,000 ornaments, new holiday collections by American artists plus the storied 10ft. Traditional American Christmas Tree. Sips, snacks, treats, and of course M&Ms, will be served.
  • Tuesday Morning: Holiday decor and more. Open until 7p.
  • UPS Store - 20% UPS shipments November 12-14 (Closed Sunday)
  • World’s Window:
    Live jazz music 5-7p, door prizes, wine and festive treats. View over 150 nativities from around the world in the windows! Open House features ornaments, clothing and decor from around the world.
    Donate a new or gently worn coat or sweater for women or children and receive a 20% off coupon that can be used November 12, 2015. There's no limit to the number of coats and sweaters a customer can donate.