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.
Holiday Season Opener: Thursday Night Details
The festivities kick-off Thursday at 5 p.m. with specials at participating stores and restaurants, followed by the 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 great giveaways, all emceed by Teresa from the Mix 93.3 Rocket & Teresa 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 Choir and the St Peter’s School Choir.
Thursday’s celebration kicks off a weekend of holiday sales in Brookside. 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. Participating businesses will be open for extended hours throughout the weekend. Extended hours are Thursday evening until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can also enjoy food and drink specials at participating restaurants throughout Brookside.
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 be open regular hours.
The Brookside Holiday Season Opener is provided through partnership with Mix 93.3, KC102, Q104.3 and 94.1 KFKF. For more information, holiday shoppers can visit brooksidekc.org or follow BrooksideKC on Facebook.
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