2016 Kansas City Holiday Roundup

Grab a blanket and a warm drink and enjoy all of our holiday posts in one location – from our holiday events and shopping guides to details of our Noon Year’s Eve event at Pinstripes and more …

Downtown Dazzle: a holiday experience for the entire family – In its third year, Downtown Dazzle conveniently connects visitors with Kansas City’s holiday adventures using special holiday trolleys and the KC Streetcar running between Crown Center/Union Station and the KC Power & Light District along Grand Boulevard.

Experience GiftsExperience Gifts in the Kansas City Area – “Not only are toys adding to clutter, they’re often adding to family debt. How do you make kids happy without crowding the house or breaking the bank?”

Food Gifts Kids Can Make – Struggling for gift ideas for the teachers, neighbors and other friends in your kids’ life? Check out these ideas that kids can make in the kitchen.

Holiday Hacks for Parents – “There is no greater figure in this world to a small child than a fat, bearded man that sneaks down their chimney at night. Use to your advantage to squelch tantrums, bad eating habits, fighting, the list goes on.”

Holiday Traditions at Union Station and Crown Center – Two of Kansas City’s most beloved holiday destinations are Union Station and Crown Center. In this post, find out what not to miss, the best times to go and how to make the most memories this season!

How to Handle Santa Presents – “In today’s Pinterest-inspired world, there are just SO MANY ways to do Santa. How do you chose? What’s the best way? What if you do it wrong? Where is the manual?”

KCMB's 2016 Guide to the Holidays in Kansas CityKCMB’s 2016 Guide to the Holidays in Kansas City – Grab your calendar and prepare to experience the best this city has to offer with one of our top posts each year: our annual guide to holiday events in Kansas City!

The Most Valuable Gift You Can Give Kids – This holiday season, consider giving your kids one of the most meaningful gifts they’ll ever receive. Hint: You won’t find it at your nearest big box store or favorite online retailer.

Real Moms of Christmas – “You left your husband in charge of getting your sugar-loaded offspring into bed while you attempt to work your way through the 43-page instruction booklet for putting this beast together. No fool to this game, you’ve come equipped with a box of wine in one hand and a packet of what appears to be 1,000 tiny screws in the other.”

Ring in 2017 … Before Nap Time! {Noon Year’s Eve at Pinstripes} – Tickets are now on sale for our annual Noon Year’s Eve all-ages event at Pinstripes! Bowling, horse and wagon rides, games, crafts and more. Ring in 2017 with a milk and cookies toast, and be home before nap time! This event sells out so get your tickets today.

shopKC2016 | Kansas City Moms Blog#shopKC2016 | Kansas City’s Local Holiday Shopping Guide – Check out our suggestions for local gifts for everyone on your list. Shop Local. Shop Early. ShopKC.

10 Great Places to Hide Your Elf– Is your Elf getting tired of thinking of new places to hide? We went straight to the source and got ideas from (budding writer) 9-year-old Sophie for some creative ideas to keep the magic alive.

This Holiday Season, I Promise to … – “The pressure of the season is no joke for us moms. We have a lot on our plate already, and adding to the to-do list with school party sign-ups, holiday cards, cookies with Santa and shopping and wrapping presents for what seems like 50 people can strip the joy right out of it all. This holiday season I am throwing in the towel.”

Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Noon Year’s Eve – Don’t forget to make your plans to ring in 2017! Here are the top ten reasons you don’t want to miss the party:

Winter Road Trip: 13 Things You’ll Need – “Driving is the easy job. Answering to the demands of several cranky, stir-crazy tiny dictators is the hard job. It requires an impossible amount of composure, creativity, and limberness (seriously, I have to stretch to inhuman positions to hand things to the back seat every five minutes).”

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