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Holiday Shopping and Experiences Across KC

Kansas City becomes a winter wonderland during the holidays as you are sure to experience when you visit the many sights and sounds the different cities have to offer. Take in all the holiday lights, festivals and events along with a beverage from one of the KC Coffee locations to keep you warm and cozy as you explore. Looking for a Holiday smoothie or a scrumptious dessert to go with your holiday meal? Or how about getting out and about after the family dinner and enjoy a Holly Jolly lights tour? Find out about these ideas and others in the following Holiday Shopping and Experiences across Kansas City.

Lansing, Kansas - Sunshine Nutrition and holiday smoothies

(816 N Main St. in Lansing, Kansas) will have amazing Holiday smoothies with White Chocolate Peppermint and Ginger Bread, along with special energy teas, and Mocha protein coffees to keep you healthy and ready for this fast-paced time of the year. Also, 6-day Eat Clean challenges (where participants can earn $cash while getting healthy!), recipes, snack ideas, and motivation thru the holiday season. Like them on Facebook!

Gardner, Kansas – White Tail Run Winery

“Whoever said kids should have all the fun on Christmas Day? Mom and Dad would be thrilled to wake up with a bottle of local wine from White Tail Run Winery in Edgerton or a 4-pack of hard cider produced by KC Wine Co. (Gardner/Olathe)”.

Merriam, Kansas - holiday shopping / experiences offer

Stock up on delicious dessert bread for the holidays! Strawberry Hill Povitica bakery in Merriam, Kansas offers more than a dozen flavors of this handmade swirled dessert bread. Whether you’re bringing a dessert to a holiday gathering or wrapping gifts for under the tree, Povitica is the perfect choice this holiday season. Check out the SHP special offer at

Leavenworth, Kansas – Leavenworth County Historic Society Vintage Homes Tour

December 9, 2018 1 pm to 5 pm

The Carroll Mansion Museum, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places is tour headquarters for the 2018 Annual Vintage Homes Tour. Five Leavenworth vintage homes are scheduled to be featured on the tour as well as the Trinity United Methodist Church. A “tour extra” this year will be “Scenes of Early Leavenworth” Photo Exhibit in the Art Gallery at the Carnegie Lofts, 5th & Walnut. This event and others can be found at

Excelsior Springs, MO - Holiday Trolley Tours

For a unique holiday experience in KC, book a Holiday Tour on one of Excelsior Springs’ Chamber Trolleys! Holiday with Clay and enjoy some of these unique tour options: Holiday Homes Tour, Taste of Christmas Tour, Holly Jolly Lights Tour, and the Christmas Wine Tour.

Lenexa Kansas – Lenexa Public Market and Farmers Market Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 | 8 a.m.–noon Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 | 8 a.m.–noon

The end-of-year holidays will soon be upon us. Want to feature high-quality ingredients in your celebratory meals, or give handmade gifts to loved ones? Lenexa Farmers Market vendors will offer a variety of locally raised, grown and made products during our inaugural Holiday Farmers Market. On three special shopping days in November and December, you can stock up on all kinds of goodies to ensure a successful holiday season.

Independence, MO - Home for the Holidays and Historic Holiday Homes Tour

Step back in time as the Historic Independence Square is transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. Every Saturday 1 – 4 p.m. from November 24 – December 15, visitors are invited to experience a horse-drawn sleigh ride as the sounds of your favorite holiday tunes are sung by carolers around the Square. Cookies and Santa Claus await each guest in the Visitors Experience Center located inside the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse. Complete your holiday shopping while taking in majestic animated window displays and a holiday light show invoking warm feelings of Christmas past to the hearts and minds of all visitors. Make your Christmas season merry and bright by visiting the beautifully decorated historic sites! The City of Independence is host to a long-standing holiday tradition of decking the halls with Christmas spirit. Decorated beautifully each year by dedicated volunteers, the 1859 Marshal's home, 1879 Chicago and Alton Depot, Bingham-Waggoner Estate and Vaile Victorian Mansion are true holiday destinations. For more information call (816)325-7890 or visit

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