Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood celebrates the beginning of the 2016 holiday season with open houses, outdoor music, pop up events, and giveaways, Thursday, November 10th, 5-8PM. Brookside’s Holiday Season Opener kicks off the annual Open House Weekend. Participating retailers will be open extended hours November 10th-13th: Thursday evening until 8PM, Friday and Saturday 10AM-6PM, and Sunday, 12-5PM.
Stroll through the historic district, sipping hot cocoa provided by Michael Forbes Bar & Grille or complimentary Roasterie coffee and get your first look at the shopping area’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 101 the Fox, JACK FM, 94.9KCMO, Magic 107.3, X105, and 95.7 The Vibe, includes outdoor music performed by the Holiday Trombones, St. Peter’s School Choir, Border Star Elementary, plus other neighborhood schools, and the "Forever Brookside" Instagram photo spot. The Thursday evening event is held in the Park, located at the corner of Brookside Boulevard and 63rd Street, from 6-7:30PM. Slacker from 101 the Fox, host of the weekday morning show, will be emceeing the activities in the Park.
At various locations around Brookside, there will be pop up events on Thursday evening such as:
- Holiday photo spot for you and your pet at Brookside Barkery & Bath
- Live jazz at World’s Window
- Whiskey tasting event by Union Horse Distilling Co. at The New Dime Store
- 2016 Champions for Youth Sports Rally benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City at Leopold Gallery
- Preview open house and studio tours at NEW Orangetheory
- Thursday Night Football at Charlie Hoopers Bar & Grille and The Brooksider
Other participating merchants include: 5B&Co. Candlemakers, Brookside Gallery and Framing, Fiddly Fig, Brookside Jewelry, Brookside Party Warehouse, a store named STUFF, Lauren Alexandra, Savory Spice, Shop Beautiful, plus many more.
World’s Window, at 63rd Street and Wornall Rd., is collecting new and gently used winter coats and sweaters for both women and children. World’s Window is partnering again for the seventh year with the Rose Brooks Center to help aid their mission to break the cycle of domestic violence.