Visitors can pick up hot cocoa and treats provided by The Roasterie, Michael Forbes Grille and Bar, and Cosentino’s Price Chopper, then stroll through the historic district, take in the magical holiday window displays, and get an early start on holiday shopping. Families and shoppers can enjoy festivities in the park from carols to children’s events to photo spots and giveaways.
The Brookside Area Shopping District’s Holiday Season Opener is a free, family-friendly event happening the weekend of November 9th through 12th. Businesses will offer open houses, outdoor music, pop up events, and giveaways, Thursday, November 9th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating retailers will be open extended hours November 9th through 12th: Thursday evening until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood is celebrating the start of the holiday season with their annual Holiday Season Opener from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. November 9th in the Brookside area of 63rd Street and Wornall Road.
Opening Night Specials and Events
The Brookside Holiday Season Opener is sponsored by 101 the Fox, JACK FM, 94.9KCMO, Magic 107.3, X105, and 95.7 The Vibe.
The Thursday evening Holiday Season Opener event is held in the park, located at the corner of Brookside Boulevard and 63rd Street, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. November 9. Slacker from 101 the Fox, host of the weekday morning radio show, will be emceeing the activities in the park. Entertainment includes special performances by the Border Star Elementary School Choir, St. Elizabeth’s Choir, St. Peter’s Choir, The Holiday Trombones, and the Arcana Quartet.
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. Area restaurants will have food and drink specials available Thursday evening only.
Thursday, November 9th, 5pm – 8pm.
Download all the specials (PDF)
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“The Brookside Shopping District has thrived for generations with local businesses that make it a signature destination for Kansas City residents and visitors alike. The Roasterie has been fortunate to be part of the vibrant neighborhood since 2005. As one of those local business owners, I’m confident that the loyal support and patronage all of us enjoy and appreciate will keep Brookside a unique collection of locally owned and operated shops and businesses.”
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