KC Shops Unwrap Holiday Events

Brookside, Town Center Crossing and Park Place are getting in the holiday spirit—and you’re invited!

One of Kansas City’s most festive neighborhoods is kicking off the 2014 holiday season with music, giveaways and store specials. Enjoy the pretty lit trees, festive window displays and discover amazing discounts on holiday merchandise courtesy of Brookside merchants as you sip hot cocoa provided by Michael Forbes Bar & Grille or complimentary Roasterie coffee at Brookside’s Holiday Season Opener 6-9 p.m. on November 13.

Music will be performed by the Holiday Trombones, St. Teresa’s Academy and Rockhurst Varsity singers as well as choirs from St. Peter’s School, St. Elizabeth’s School and Border Star Elementary. Attendees can register to win one of three packed Brookside themed giveaways. The event is free, and if you spend $250, you’ll receive a $10 gift card.

Participating retailers are offering extended hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and now up until the season opener, you can get a 20 percent off coupon from World’s Window when you donate a coat or sweater to the store’s annual drive for the Rose Brooks Center. For more information and specials, visit


From November 13 to 16, Chick Events is putting on a holiday pop-up boutique marketplace at the former Love Culture location in Town Center Crossing with a smorgasbord of unique vendors complete with a shuttle to take you directly from parking (should you need to park at Town Center Plaza) to shopping. Make your list and check it twice as you shop this intimate and stylish event for all your gift needs.

Take advantage of an exclusive VIP night for guests 5-9 p.m. on November 13. For $20, you receive a weekend pass to shop all four days, two drink tickets for Clear10Vodka mixed drinks or non-alcoholic drinks, appetizers from Town Center Crossing restaurants and complimentary gift wrap. General admission tickets are $5 a single day or $8 for a weekend pass.

For a list of vendors, hours or to purchase tickets, visit

Park Place has outdone itself to celebrate the holiday season. You’ll feel like you’re straight out of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with strolling carolers, outdoor ice skating at The Ice and old-fashioned, magical horse and carriage rides on November 15. With the decorations up, pop in Park Place stores to enjoy individually planned events and specials by store and treat your home to a free Poinsettia with a purchase of $100 or more at any shop.

For more information, visit