Holiday Shopping Experiences in KC

Sales, craft shows, special shopping events for children, and opportunities to support local businesses abound in Kansas City this holiday season.

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Shopping at Crown Center

Shop a variety of shops and enjoy many great restaurants at Crown Center. Ice Skating at the Ice Terrace, crafts at Kaleidoscope, live shows, and a visit with Santa at his gingerbread village are all musts when visiting this local holiday landmark. The Mayor's Christmas tree, a 100-foot tree will illuminate the city throughout the holidays and acts as a symbol for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which benefits the Kansas City’s less fortunate residents. After the holidays, the wood from the tree is repurposed to be commemorative ornaments, which are sold the following year to benefit the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.

MOPS Holiday Mart

Oct. 24 from 6:30-8:30pm at Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. Get your holiday shopping done early while supporting our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. Vendors will be selling jewelry, clothing, food, children’s gifts, personal care, and much more. 

STM Holiday Market

Oct. 26 & 27, St. Thomas More School, 11800 Holmes, Kansas City, MO. Shop over 40 vendors with lots of gift worthy items on your list and some pampering for you too! Friday, 10/26 will be the VIP social from 6-9:00 pm. A $20 entry fee will get you a door prize ticket, a raffle ticket and food and drinks. On Saturday, 10/27, from 10-4 a $10 entry fee will get you a door prize ticket. We will have a bake sale and special surprises all day!

Holiday Treasures Craft Festival

Oct. 27, Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. Pick up some unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts while you are at it! Admission is free. 

Craft & Vendor Fair

Oct. 27 from 8am-5pm, Ascension Lutheran Church - LCMS 4900 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO. Shop homemade craft items and products for sale. Gift baskets to be raffled and DOOR PRIZES will be offered. 20+ vendors exhibiting crafts and products for sale. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Junque Drawer Boutique & Studio's Holiday Open House

Nov. 1-4, Junque Drawer Boutique & Studio 233 S Cherry St, Olathe, KS. Enjoy holiday shopping.  Free gift with purchase, free ornament personalizations, craft classes, sips/snacks & LOTS of holiday hoopla!

Mistletoe Madness

Nov. 2 from 9am-6pm at ​Gamber Community Center 4 SE Independence Ave, Lees Summit, MO. This is your chance to cross names off your gift list in one stop! Shop local crafters as well as many namebrand vendors. 

25th Christmas Extravaganza!

Nov. 2- 4, Once Upon A Time, 102 W Amity St, Louisburg, KS. Grab your family and friends and come stroll through our 8000 foot winter wonderland decorated in unique holiday Decor! Always featuring unique antique furniture, gift items and holiday Decor to make your house a home! Taste testing Wind and Willow and serving up festive beverages while you shop! Free candle with every purchase! Bring your list and check it twice for all that were naughty and nice!

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 2 -3, Frontier Conference Center, 350 Biddle Blvd. 66027, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Admission $5 to Shop Purchase a drink from the full bar and sip and shop on Friday night from 5pm-9pm. Come on Saturday from 10am-3pm, take the kids to see Santa in the morning. Live music, bake sale and gift wrapping both days!

Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show

Nov. 2-3, The Pavilion at John Knox Village 520 NW Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO. Admission is FREE, and vendors are limited to only handcrafted goods made in the USA. Every dollar you spend will support local artists and crafters.There will be a donation area set up for Hope House, a domestic violence shelter in Eastern Jackson County. Every year items are collected for their Holiday Store, a place where moms and kids can “shop” for gifts this season.

Holiday Open House in Downtown Lee's Summit

Nov. 2-3, Downtown Lee's Summit, 220 SE Main Street, Lee's Summit, MO. Find one-of-a-kind holiday decor and gifts at dozens of locally-owned shops in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Get a head start on those holiday wish lists, and enjoy lunch at one of our many restaurants.

Christmas Open House 

Nov. 2-4, Downtown Greenwood, MO. Greenwood's shops will be decorated and open for your holiday shopping.

Fall Soup & Craft Days

Nov. 3, Rice-Tremonti Home 8801 E 66th St, Raytown, MO. Enjoy a lunch of homemade soups including steak, shrimp bisque, poblano-posole, chicken noodle and beverage for only $7! Shop for holiday gifts from the talented crafters who will be present in the front parlors. Help the Friends of the Rice-Tremonti Home preserve this 1844 landmark on the westward trails!

Chili Day Craft Fair

Nov. 3 from 11am-5pm, Northern Blvd United Methodist Church 1800 S Northern Blvd, Independence, MO. Vendors, Crafts, Bake Sale, and Chili.

Lansing Holiday Market

Nov. 3, Lansing High School 1412 147th St, Lansing, KS. Crafters, Artists, Direct Sales, Individuals and Food Trucks

WYE Holiday Fair

Nov. 3 from 9am-3pm William-Yates Elementary 3600 S Davidson Ave, Independence, MO. Take a picture with Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus*, write a letter to the North Pole, create a fun craft and MORE! Plus, visit 45 local artisans and small business owners, and start checking off that Christmas shopping list (or buy a little something for yourself). Donate new socks or mittens, or gently used/new coats at the door, and receive a free raffle ticket (good for any of our many raffle items). *first 75 kids/while supplies last

Holiday Season Opener: Brookside

Nov. 8-11, Brookside Shopping District, 63rd and Brookside Blvd, Kansas City, MO. Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood and the historic Brookside shops 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: 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. 
  • Holiday Lights: 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. 

Ladies Day at Family Tree Nursery

Nov. 9, Family Tree Nursery (All three metro locations). 20% off All Regularly Priced Items. Live Music, refreshments, and food from 3:30-7pm. Locations: Overland Park Location: ​8424 Farley St. (913.642.6503), Shawnee Location: 7036 Nieman Rd. (913.631.6121), and ​Liberty Location: 830 W. Liberty Dr. (816.781.0001).

Holiday Craft Mart

Nov. 9 from 3pm-8pm, Nov. 10 from 9am-5pm at 5440 N. Randolph Rd, Kansas City, MO. Handmade crafts and gifts! Vintage Holiday Decor! Farmhouse Decor!  Handmade T-Shirts! Much much more! 

Lake Quivira Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 9-10, Lake Quivira Country Club, 100 Crescent Blvd, Lake Quivira, KS. Start the holiday season by visiting the festively decorated Lake Quivira 1930 s stone clubhouse overlooking the Lake. This family friendly long lime holiday tradition features 50 local vendors offering a variety of boutique home decor, jewelry, ladies clothing/accessories, gourmet foods, children’s gifts and more. Monster community bake sale. Holiday entertainment Friday evening. Cash bar open during the event for your shopping pleasure.

Holly Festival

Nov. 10 from 10am-4pm, Bernard Campbell Middle School, 1201 NE Colbern Rd., Lee's Summit, MO. This is a fundraising craft show that supports drug and alcohol prevention in the Lee's Summit Schools. Shop over 100 craft booths in which to browse and shop. Door prizes and a gift basket and Christmas tree silent auction. Best of all, admission is FREE and Santa will be around to take pictures with all who visit.

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 10 from 9am-3pm, Northland Cathedral 101 NW 99th St, Kansas City, MO. Shop many original arts & crafts to chose from including jewelry, baked goods, and many more unique items! There will be 90+ vendors to shop and browse.

Holiday Handmade Market

Nov. 10, Downtown Greenwood, MO. Shop the Holiday Handmade Market during the second weekend of Greenwood District's Christmas Open House! Everything is made by local artisans and food prepared by our very own Greenwood Country Tearoom!!

FSE Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair 2018

Nov. 10, Franklin Smith Elementary Lower Level, 1609 SW Clark Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Shop over 50 booths. Enjoy the free kid craft table. Face Painting, Pony Rides, Balloon Animals and more for children.

16th Annual Gift Gallery

Nov. 10 Cure of Ars Catholic School , 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS. The 16th Annual Gift Gallery of Kansas City is a premier shopping event bringing together more than 40 artisans and vendors selling unique and upscale items in a festive atmosphere. This annual fundraiser is hosted by Curé of Ars Mothers of Young Children in partnership with Country Club Bank. All proceeds are donated to local non-profit children’s charities and scholarships.

Louisburg Holiday Mart

Nov. 10 from 9am-3pm at Louisburg Middle School, 505 E. Amity St., Louisburg, KS. All proceeds go to the Louisburg Holiday Mart Scholarship Fund. Free Admission. Over 90 vendors annually.

Independence Council PTA Craft & Vendor Fair

Nov. 10 from 9am-4pm, Bridger Middle 18200 E State Route 78, Independence, MO. Shop handmade crafts & vendors. You'll have the opportunity to join PTA for local schools while there!! Enjoy games for the kids.

Turner High School Craft Fair

Nov. 10, Turner High School, 2211 S 55th St, Kansas City, KS. Holiday Craft Fair with more than 30 vendors!  Chris Cakes 9am-12pm (All you can eat pancakes, sausage and juice for $6 per person!) Raffle for more than 30 prizes! Support the Turner High School Golden Bear Band for their 2020 trip to San Antonio!

Holiday Craft Mart

Nov. 10 & 11, Burley House Craft, Small Business Market and Venue 357 Main St, Weston, MO. Find the perfect gift from the huge selection of unique arts & crafts!

Black Bob Elementary Holiday Mart

Nov. 10 from 9am-2pm, Black Bob Elementary 14701 Brougham Dr, Olathe, KS. Shop dozens of vendors, children can shop in Kids Mart. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and Tang will be for sale. 

Homegrown Holiday

Nov. 11 from 9am-4pm, Messner Bee Farm 8301 Westridge Rd., Raytown, MO. Come and shop local farm goods and artisan crafts at Homegrown Holiday! You can do most of your shopping in a heated barn, but we also shop outdoor vendors (weather permitting), food trucks and up the hill Messner Bee Farm will be celebrating the store's first birthday with store specials and new product releases (get excited)! This event is free and open to the public. 

KC Holiday Boutique

Nov. 15-18, Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. Shop hundreds of booths for the latest trends in apparel, decor, jewelry, gifts, and more. Don't miss the shopping event of the season!

Lee's Summit Ladies Retail Therapy at The Longview Mansion

Nov. 15 from 6-9pm, Longview Mansion, 1200 SW Longview Park Dr., Lee's Summit, MO. Free Admission. Direct sales, Home crafts, Boutique shopping and more. 
FREE Admission-$20 Shopping Raffles given away every 30 Minutes. FREE Chair Massages! Provided cash beverage station! Tour The Historical Longview Mansion after the 2018 Renovations as you enjoy an evening out!

Mistletowne Market

Nov. 16-17, NKC Parks & Recreation Center, 1201 Clark Ferguson Dr, North Kansas City, MO. Handmade gifts from local makers for your Christmas decoration, gift giving, awe, and inspiration. Come peruse the crafts, have story time with Mrs. Claus in the morning, and meet the big guy! That's right, come get a picture with Santa Claus. Live music, kids crafts, treats for sale, and much more.

Best Little Arts & Crafts Show

Nov. 16-17, Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N Dodgion St, Independence, MO. Enjoy the 110 Vendors, all with original merchandise. No Admission and Free Parking. Free Shuttle service from the parking lot on the northeast corner of Lynn and Kansas.

Creative Hand Show and Sale

Nov. 16-17, Old Shawnee Town Hall, located at 11600 Johnson Drive in Shawnee, KS. The Kansas City Fiber and Weavers’ Guilds sponsor this event. Both days have free show entry and free parking. Come find hand made creations of all kinds from scarves, hats, shawls, home decor, pottery, jewelry to hand dyed yarn and more! 

Craft & Bake Sale

Nov . 16-17, Longview Chapel 850 SW Longview Rd., Lee's Summit, MO. Holiday shopping fun with a variety of unique gift items, crafts, baked goods, & more!

Sip, Mingle & Jingle

Nov. 16 from 6-9pm, Lenexa Public Market. Relax with gal pals and get a head start on gifts for everyone on your list. Take advantage of drink and appetizer specials. Soak in the live music. Enjoy free giveaways (while supplies last). And shop for high-quality, locally made goods from our regular merchants plus a variety of pop-up day cart vendors.

Holiday Open House: Independence Square

Nov. 17, Independence Square, Independence, MO. Make sure that the Independence Square is your first stop for all things holiday. Our stores are full of unique finds from holiday decor to that perfect gift for your loved ones. It’s also a great time to slow down and enjoy a wonderful meal while taking in the sights and sounds of the holidays in our charming, historic downtown district. Make the Square your home for the holidays.

Christmas Open House Family Tree Nursery

Nov. 17-18, Family Tree Nursery (All three metro locations). Every November we transform our garden centers into magical winter wonderlands lined with forests of decorated trees. lights, decorations, and holiday gifts. Locations: Overland Park Location: ​8424 Farley St. (913.642.6503), Shawnee Location: 7036 Nieman Rd. (913.631.6121), and ​Liberty Location: 830 W. Liberty Dr. (816.781.0001).

Holiday Craft Show: Belton

Nov. 17, High Blue Wellness Center, 16400 N. Mullen Road, Belton, MO. The event, sponsored by the Belton Park Department, is free and open to the public. The show will provide more than 40 great holiday shopping options all under one roof.

KC Local Exposure Craft Sale

Nov. 17, Adams Pointe Conference Center 1400 NE Coronado, Blue Springs, MO. ALL local handmade and boutique with over 75 vendors. 

Kid Makers Holiday Market at Lenexa Public Market

Nov. 17, at Lenexa Public Market 8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS. The Lenexa Public Market celebrates the festive season by supporting creative endeavors of young entrepreneurs during our Kid Makers Holiday Market . Shop for a variety of handmade holiday gifts made by local youth (age 18 and under) in our community. Free to attend.

Christmas Tree Sale: Shawnee Indian Mission

Nov. 23-25, Shawnee Indian Mission Museum, 3403 W 53rd St, Shawnee, KS. The East lawn transforms into a forest full of gorgeous trees, wreaths and greenery available to get your house in a festive mood for the holiday season. Sale benefits the Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The kick off weekend is the perfect time to pick out a tree, get it loaded onto your car and support a great cause. The sale continues into December until all of the trees are gone!

Black Friday at Legends Outlets

Nov. 23, Legends Outlets Kansas City, 1800 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS. For the third consecutive year, Legends Outlets has decided to close its doors on Thanksgiving Day. While some retailers may choose to continue operations on Nov. 22, the center will close and officially reopen for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 23 at 6 a.m. Black Friday will include giveaways, holiday entertainment, special savings and more. Individual store and restaurant hours on Black Friday may vary.

Black Friday Fun at Summit Fair

Nov. 23, Summit Fair, 840 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO. Gather the family and head to Summit Fair for festive Black Friday fun! Stores will be offering huge holiday savings all weekend long, but that’s not where the excitement ends! Head to the courtyard in front of Macy’s, between Noon and 2:00pm, where Buddy the Elf will be waiting with a special gift for shoppers and “kids at heart” that are 18 years of age and older! (Hint: It’s a free gift card from the Summit Fair holiday grab bag! Stores/amounts may vary. Luck of the draw!) Kids that stop by for a visit will also receive a festive elf hat to help spread holiday cheer as only Christmas elves can do! *All giveaways are provided on a first come, first served basis and are only available while supply lasts.

Merry Market

Nov. 23 & 24 at City Market, Kansas City, MO. Enjoy great shopping, food, drink and festivities. Avoid the crowds and chaos at big box stores while supporting small, local business to keep our community strong! Local artisans will showcase their handcrafted items in the Farmers Market pavilions from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. while City Market shops and restaurants will offer specials and in-store activities all day and into the evening. Visitors can relax and enjoy live music, roaming carolers, holiday characters and good cheer. Admission is free. Donations of canned and non-perishable food for Harvesters or new toys in their original packaging (no gift wrap please) for The Salvation Army are encouraged. The familiar Red Kettle, bell ringers and collection barrels will be at several locations in the Market.


Nov. 23 -24, Adams Mark Hotel, 9103 E 39th St., Kansas City, MO. G33KMAS is a free Comic-Con and geek Holiday shopping event. Two days jammed packed with dance performances, a live band, light saber academies, light saber battle skits, face painting, photo booth, toy drive, story time with Anna and Elsa, all day Pokemon Go lures, and more!  Bring the whole family and stay all day with so much to do. Onsite food options available. Cosplay is encouraged. With a wide variety of small geeky business, you will find the perfect gift for every nerd on your list. Get all your Holiday shopping done under one roof, and support local business at the same time!     

Jamesport Christmas Craft Show & Festival

Nov. 23-24, Jamesport, MO. 3 Buildings full of crafts and other items. Buggy rides, Santa, Good Food, Baked Goods, Kettle Corn, Crafts and Antiques, Music, Cookie Walk.

Holiday Open House

Nov. 24 & Dec. 8, Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K68 Hwy, Louisburg, KS. The Louisburg Cider Mill Country Store is all decked-out for the Holidays! Shop our Holiday Open House for unique gift items, gift baskets, and all our delicious specialty food & drink products. Enjoy tasty samples, festive music, and the wonderful smells of the Holidays as you shop.

Sip, Shop & Support

Nov. 24 from Noon - 4 PM to celebrate Small Business Saturday at local shops and restaurants in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Enjoy great deals, special holiday offers, samples from local brands at Cosentino's Downtown Market and live music in various locations throughout the Power & Light District.

Small Business Saturday Crawl

Nov. 24 from 10am-4pm, Waldo Business District, Kansas City, MO. The Waldo Business Association on behalf of the Waldo Community Improvement District is hosting a Small Business Saturday Shopping Crawl coinciding with the national campaign by American Express to promote small businesses across the country.  The Waldo Neighborhood is home to some of the best restaurants, shops, and bars in the Kansas City area. Visitors can expect a great day of shopping and dining local this holiday season. Visitors can earn free Waldo Bucks during the event. Shoppers may start anywhere along the route by picking up a Small Business Saturday Crawl Passport at any participating store. When they visit 10 participating businesses, they will receive $10 in *Waldo Bucks. Additionally, when they spend $50 at participating businesses they will get an additional $10 in *Waldo Bucks. Shoppers can also be entered for their chance to win Waldo Bucks. Visitors can also pick up Shop Small swag at the Waldo Area Business Association offices at 7222 Wornall Rd. 

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 24, Weston, Main Street, Weston, MO. Weston's Small Business Saturday will be held on November 24th from 10am-5pm. The Chamber of Commerce office will be the Welcome Center complete with snacks and hot cider! The shops will have special sales for this event. Come support your local small businesses for your holiday shopping!

Arts + Crafts Fair

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, Arbor Vitae Wellness Center, 7235 Central Street, Kansas City, MO. Free Entry. We will have several Art and Activity booths for families to explore. Have fun decorating Christmas themed cookies and cake pops, or have fun decorating them any way you want!

Blue Valley Holiday Bash & Dash

Nov. 30 from 5:30-8:30pm, Blue Valley Activity Center, 2519, 6545 151st St, Overland Park, KS. Register in advance $30/$38NR. Kids In. Parents Out!! Need to do some holiday shopping without your kids? Wishing for a date night this holiday season? Looking for a FUN, safe place for your kids to hang out with their friends? Drop your kids off and enjoy a few hours doing whatever you need to this holiday season. Kids will have the opportunity to swim for an hour, play in our gym for an hour, eat, and do a craft. Pizza, drinks, and healthy snacks provided. Once children are inside the building, they will not be able to leave without a parent sign-out.

Merry Market

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and School 2 E 75th St, Kansas City, MO.. Browse handmade and local gifts from artists, makers, and Waldo-Brookside area businesses. Come Friday evening for Sip, Savor & Shop (adults-only) with delicious drinks, bites and great prizes. Then, come back Saturday to shop with the whole family. Don't miss the Children's Shoppe (a fun area for kiddos to complete their shopping), kids craft area and special performances by the St. Elizabeth's Children's Choir.

The 8th Annual Holiday Swing!

Dec. 1 & 2, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO. Join The Midwest's biggest handmade holiday shopping event in our 8th year of celebrating the handmade movement: The Holiday Swing. 135+ handmade & vintage vendors + food trucks + cash bar + whimsical photobooth + holiday cheer at one of the most beautifully decorated holiday destinations in Kansas City: Union Station Kansas City Inc. Best of all? It's FREE to attend. The first 100 guests each day who make a $10+ donation to our non-profit partner will receive a coveted {SWAG BAG} chock full of items our makers have donated!

Indoor Holiday Market

Dec. 1 at Matt Ross Community Center 8101 Marty, Overland Park, KS. The farmers' market season continues indoors. Truly experience eating, buying and shopping locally this holiday season. The farmers will have winter products in addition to lots of great holiday gift items.

Piper Winter Craft Show

Dec. 1 from 9am-3pm, Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th, Kansas City, KS. Shop handcrafted items.

C.W. Parker Carousel Museum's Annual Children's Small Mall

Dec. 1 & 2, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, 320 S. Esplanade, Leavenworth, KS. This popular event for children between 3 & 13 years old to do their own holiday shopping for family and friends in a secure environment. Parents pay $3, $5 or $7 for each gift on the child's gift list. With the guidance of our Elves your little shopper can select gifts for women, men, teens, kids and infants. Our wide selection of gifts include jewelry, novelty items, toys, stuffed animals, sweets and so much more. The selected gifts are then wrapped, labeled and ready to be placed under the tree. To complete their shopping experience each child receives a free ride on the 1913 carousel, (photo op) a bag of reindeer food, movies and admission to the Kid's Craft Corner. Parents: While waiting for your shoppers enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and browse through the gifts, crafts, baked goods for purchase and take a chance on the Women's Basket, Sports Cooler and Kid's play chest raffles.

LPRD’s Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Dec. 1 from 9-4pm, Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park, 100 Rock Chalk Lane, Lawrence, KS. This is an indoor show for non-commercial and commercial vendors. This annual show continues to bring artisans and vendors from all over the state and surrounding states, providing a unique atmosphere to appeal to all shoppers and craftsman! Concessions will be provided by Sandbar Subs. This event is FREE to the public. 

Hometown Christmas Bazaar

Dec. 1 from 9am-6pm, 9103 E 39th St, Kansas City, MO. Shop for Christmas gifts or for yourself. Direct Sales, Crafts, Woodworking, Hand Made Items, and more. Visit Santa. Win Door Prizes.

The Historic Longview Mansion Sip & Shop

Dec. 6, Longview Mansion, 1200 SW Longview Park Dr., Lee's Summit, MO. Free Admission. First annual LVM Holiday Sip & Shop! Wrap up your holiday shopping with unique gifts and a fun night out at the newly remodeled Historic Longview Mansion. Boutique and direct sales shopping, cash bar, festive photo booth and holiday cheer!

Elf Night at Summit Fair

Dec. 7 from 6-9pm, Summit Fair space next to Cato, 840-M NW Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO. Enjoy a FREE Christmas celebration featuring cookies and cocoa, crafts for the kiddos, free visits and photos with Buddy the Elf, balloon art, holiday face painting, giveaways and more! *All giveaways are provided on a first come, first served basis and are only available while supply lasts.

Maker's Market

Dec. 7-9 at The Culture House Stage & Studio at Oak Park Mall (11149 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS). Hand-crafted holiday gifts and holiday foods by local artisans including potters, chefs, makers and more!


Dec. 7-8 at Shoal Creek Community Church (6816 N Church Rd, Pleasant Valley, MO). Kids shop with a personal helper “elf” while parents wait outside the mall. We believe that teaching the children the art of giving is more important than the "getting" of gifts, especially during the holidays. $1 to $3 gifts.***Cash transactions only.*** While your child shops, you can shop as well in our Holiday Boutique featuring handmade items by local vendors.

Holiday Marketplace at Roeland Park Community Center

Dec. 8, Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS. The Holiday Marketplace is open to shoppers of all ages. Children will enjoy a visit from Santa, holiday crafts, and a special shopping experience to find the perfect gift for any member of their family. Volunteers will be on hand to help kids purchase presents for family and friends and assist in the wrapping to keep the gifts a surprise. All gifts available for purchase will be $15 or less and there will be a free gift wrap station. Gingerbread house making and lunch available for purchase. For more information, or if you’re interested in being a vendor or volunteer, call (913) 826-3161.

Clearfield Farmhaus German Holiday Fest

Dec. 8 at Clearfield Farmhaus 2222 N 600th Road, Eudora, KS. Celebrate the Holidays with Clearfield Farmhaus! Farmhaus Market and Barn open; Kid’s activities; Food and Holiday Gift Items; A Visit from Kris Kringle; Tours of Historic Clearfield School; Clearfield United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and German Bratwurst Dinner Starts at 4:00 pm. Please come by and join us!

Country Christmas Gift and Craft Sale

Dec. 8, City of Gardner 136 E Washington St, Gardner, KS. Gift and craft sale and Food Trucks.

Heritage Holiday Mart

Dec. 8 from 9am-4pm, Heritage Middle School PTSA 600 West Kansas Street, Liberty, MO. Over 90 artisans, crafters & vendors!

Second Annual Farrand Farms Holiday Market

Dec. 8 from 10am-5pm at Farrand Farms 5941 Noland Road, Kansas City, MO. Bring the whole family for photos with Santa, children's crafts, local arts and craft vendors, food trucks, and fun!

Holiday Market

Dec. 13, Eighteen Ninety, 15640 92 Highway Spur, Platte City, MO.Grab your family and friends and shop for the holidays from dozens of businesses at this free event.

Elves' Workshop

Dec. 15 & 16, Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N. La Frenz Rd, Liberty, MOCelebrate the holidays with a visit to the Elves’ Workshop! Children are invited to visit the Nature Center for face painting, treats, crafts, Santa and more! The Elves’ Holiday Store will be open for children only. Parents, please provide a list of gift recipients and shopping money. The Elves will help your child choose the perfect gift for friends or family members. Gifts are wrapped and labeled compliments of the Elves. While the children are shopping, adults can browse in our gift shop, relax in the exhibit area, and snack on holiday treats. Cost: $3/child or $2/child member to participate. Gift prices range from less than $1 to $25.


For more holiday events, see our guide to Christmas in Kansas City.


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