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Princesses & Pink, TuTus & Tea: Christmas in Kansas City 2010

    Little girls love princesses. They dream of flowing gowns, living in enchanted castles, and riding in Cinderella’s Carriage. With a little creativity, parents of princesses can make their daughters’ dreams come true. This is our list of Enchanting Ideas your little Kansas City Princess will love this Christmas!

Enchanting Christmas Ideas  in Kansas City 2010


TangledTangled Comes to Theaters! Premiers November 24. Tangled is Disney’s newest animated Princess movie coming to theaters just in time for the 2010 Holiday Season! The revamped story of Rapunzel tells the tale of the long haired beauty and her bandit-hero in a laugh-out-loud film for the whole family. Search for Movie Showings Near You.  

Breakfast with the Kansas City Museum's Fairy Princess November 27 at 8:00 AM, Zona Rosa. Breakfast with the Kansas City Museum's Fairy Princess is quickly becoming one of the most revered holiday traditions at Zona Rosa! The event features traditional holiday entertainment, a kid-friendly breakfast menu and a special gift from the Fairy Princess. Afterward, take a peak inside the winter igloo, stroll though a magnificently decorated Christmas wonderland, and get your picture taken with the Fairy Princess upon her beautiful throne. Advance tickets are required and will be available for purchase at Zona Rosa Guest Services beginning November 1st. Due to the limited number of tickets available for this special event, all tickets must be purchased in person (no phone orders or holds). 816.587.8180 Zona Rosa  

Fairy Princess at KC MuseumFairy Princess at the KC Museum Saturdays: Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 10am-4pm, Sundays: Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from noon-4pm, Kansas City Museum. In 1935, Klein’s Department Store in Downtown Kansas City celebrated the opening of their new toy department with a Fairy Princess who greeted customers at Christmas. Children would tell the Princess what they wanted for Christmas and she’d wave her magic wand as a surprise gift would slide down a chute for the happy children. The Princess was a Kansas City tradition at Klein’s until the store closed the 1970s. In 1987, the Kansas City Museum brought the tradition back to life and now young girls can visit the Princess this year at Christmas! Take a picture with the Fairy Princess, Create holiday arts and crafts, enjoy a sweet treat, visit the Fairy Princess Boutique. $5/child. 816.483.8300 Fairy Princess at the KC Museum . Enter the Ultimate Princess Giveaway for Prizes including FREE Passes to see the Kansas City Museum Fairy Princess.

Radio City Rockettes November 19, Sprint Center. Enjoy the flawless precision of the Radio City Rockettes® in numbers like legendary "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and thrill as Santa takes you on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful rag dolls come to life. Everyone marvels at the stunning reenactment of the first Christmas in the "Living Nativity." Shows at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Ticket Prices: $25, $42.50, $62.50, $85. 816.949.7100 Rockettes in Kansas City  

The Mystery of Christmas December 2- 4, Youth Front Auditorium. Live Ballet performance unveiling the True Mystery of Christmas and the story of Christ. 816.767.9222 Mystery of Christmas  

Nutcracker Tea Party Sat, Dec 4th, 12:00-2:00 pm, Sun, Dec 5th, 12:00-2:00 pm & 4:00-6:00 pm, Ritz Charles. A Ballet and Tea featuring The Legacy School of the Arts Dance Company and the Overland Park Orchestra at the Ritz Charles. All proceeds benefit public arts programs of Friends of Overland Park Arts. This includes dance, music, public art installations and gallery exhibitions. KC Parent Magazine is a Sponsor for this premier event. Both parties will be a sell-out. $25-40/ticket. 913.895.6390 Nutcracker Tea Party  

Clara's Dream Dec. 4 & 5 at 2pm and 7pm, Blue Valley North High School. Miller-Marley Youth Ballet presents "Clara's Dream" and a Holiday Musical Revue! $8/ea. 913.492.0004

KC Ballet Nutcracker

Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon December 11, 10:30 am. A magical event for the child in all of us….. Guests will revel in an elegant and magical holiday celebration at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Kansas City. Enjoy shopping for unique holiday gifts at the Silent Auction and Nutcracker Market and dine on a delicious three course lunch. The Master of Ceremonies and the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends will delight guests with a swirl of dancing and so much more! Each child will also receive a complimentary photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy. After lunch it’s a short walk to the magnificent Music Hall for the 2:00 p.m. matinee of Kansas City Ballet’s stunning The Nutcracker. Tickets on sale now. 816.931.2232 KC Ballet: Nutcracker  BONUS: Enter KC Parent Magazine's exclusive Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon Giveaway!

KC Ballet: The Nutcracker December 11-24, Music Hall. Holiday magic sparkles as the curtain goes up for Kansas City Ballet’s enchanting presentation of The Nutcracker with live orchestral accompaniment of Tchaikovsky's famous music. Featuring elaborate scenery, stunning choreography and vibrant costumes, Clara’s magical adventure captures the imaginations of all ages. Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the largest production in an eight state region. Over 200 area children who are students in the Kansas City Ballet School perform alongside 25 Kansas City Ballet company dancers. This performance lasts approximately two hours. There will be one twenty-minute intermission. Ticket Prices Vary. 816.931.2232 KC Ballet: Nutcracker  


Ongoing Princess Fun in Kansas City:

Carriage HouseCinderella’s Carriage Rides on the Plaza (47th. and Pennsylvania, KCMO 816.531.1999 or 816.531.2673). What princess hasn’t dreamed of riding in Cinderella’s Carriage? In the evening, the carriages are lit creating an extra touch of magic. This is an especially enchanting experience at Christmas when the Plaza is decorated with 80 miles of lights! Country Club Plaza  

Create Your Own Tiara. Visit Kaleidoscope one of the best FREE family trips in KC (2500 Grand Blvd. KCMO. 816.274.8301). Princesses can make wands, tiaras, and royal treasures. One highlight of the trip is making your own jigsaw puzzle and watching it run through the press where the center piece is shaped like a Royal Crown. Kaleidoscope Calendar  

Explore a Castle. Make a Day Trip to Wichita to the Exploration Place (300 N. McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS. 316.263.3373). The Kids’ Explore Pavilion features a medieval castle. My daughter was enchanted with the hands-on exhibits as she pumped bellows, rode a “horse,” dressed as a princess, cooked in a fairytale kitchen, and explored the three-story palace.

Receive the Royal Treatment. Sugar & Spice Kids Salon (6311 W. 119th, Overland Park, KS. 913.766.KIDS) specializes in making kids feel like royalty. Come in for a hair cut, style, manicures and pedicures, make up and more! Sugar & Spice Kids Salon

Shop for Your Princess at a Local Boutique

  • The Princess Club Store (6931 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, KS. 913.671.7944) specializes in princess attire, accessories, toys and tutus! This is the perfect place to finish your holiday shopping for your little princess. Princess Club Store 
  • Shop Baby Kisses (At the Great Mall next to Burlington, 20213 W 151st Olathe, KS 913.829.6279) features tutus, boutique clothes for babies and young girls, necklaces and jewelry, barrettes and bows. You'll find wonderful princessy stocking stuffers and treats for the holidays. Shop Baby Kisses

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Note: This guide was compiled by the staff of KC Parent Magazine and may not be reproduced in print or online without permission. If you have additions to this guide, please email kristina@kcparent.com.

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