If you can rouse yourself from your Thanksgiving turkey nap, there’s plenty to do around town this weekend. Here’s where to go!
Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony November 24
This Kansas City tradition is in its 93rd year! This year, Bob Kendrick, the president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, will flip the switch and turn on the Plaza lights. Pre-lighting performances start at 5 p.m. and attendees can expect performances by Quixotic, The Elders, and a fireworks display.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze November 25-27
At this whimsical show, expect a Broadway-style production with an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will see a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life. With an original music score, twists on holiday classics sung live, and new sets, scenery, and storylines, you’ll leave filled with holiday cheer.
Merry Market November 25-27
The River Market and The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair have teamed up yet again for a local artisan fair featuring over 90 local makers and small business owners. Find unique gifts from makers who specialize in ceramics, printing, painting, photography, woodworking, metalsmithing, leather crafting, fiber and textile arts, jewelry, clothing, and more. This is the first weekend of the open-air market, which will convene every weekend until Christmas Day.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony November 25
In 2022, the tradition of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree in Kansas City celebrates its 50th anniversary! At this year’s lighting ceremony, visitors can enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores by the fire pits, a performance of ’Twas the Night After Thanksgiving, a countdown with Mayor Quinton Lucas to light the tree, and fireworks to follow.
Kauffman Center Presents Wheel of Fortune Live! November 25
Now’s your chance to show off your expertise at one of television’s most popular evening game shows. At Wheel of Fortune Live! guests can try out to go on stage and play to win by solving the game show puzzles during the show. While you won’t meet Pat Sajak or Vanna White, you will meet the show’s touring host, Clay Aiken of American Idol.