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Holiday Kickoff & Ceremony

November 19, 2016

Line-Up of Activities Include:

  • Hands-On, Family-friendly activities including Holiday stage performances, Letters to Santa, face painting, balloon artist, Holiday Maker Village and more beginning at 10 a.m.
  • “Let it Snow” playing in the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Arrival of the “The People’s Tree” on its way to be put on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the Holiday Season. Take a photo with the 80 foot Engelmann Spruce Tree and learn about our National Forests, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Be part of a Holiday Tradition at Union Station and experience the largest indoor lighting ceremony as we kick off the Season with the lighting of the Station and a “Holidays Come Alive” performance by Quixotic in Sprint Festival Plaza and Grand Hall, 6:30 p.m.
  • Mini Train Ride Opens and is free for all riders, 7 - 9 p.m. (fee applies remainder of season)
Time Event/Performance/Attraction
10:00 - 8:00 PM Letters to Santa | B Level
10:00 - 10:45 AM Billie Mahoney Dance Studio | Sprint Festival Plaza
10:00 - 12:30 PM Nerdy Derby | Sprint Festival Plaza
10:00 - 1:00 PM Balloon Artists | Sprint Festival Plaza
10:00 - 4:00PM Legoland | Sprint Festival Plaza & Grand Hall
10:00 - 4:00PM Marble Run | Sprint Festival Plaza & Grand Hall
11:00 - 11:45 AM SunRaise | Sprint Festival Plaza
12:00 - 4:00 PM Kiss Under the Clock | Under The Clock
12:00 - 12:30 PM Salvation Army Band | Grand Hall
12:00 - 4:00 PM Face Painter | Sprint Festival Plaza
12:30 - 1:30 PM Dan Riggs Big Band | Sprint Festival Plaza
1:30 - 4:00 PM Nerdy Derby | Sprint Festival Plaza
2:00 - 2:45 PM Miller Marley Youth Ballet | Sprint Festival Plaza
2:00 - 4:00 PM Balloon Artists | Sprint Festival Plaza
3:00 - 3:45 PM S.T.E.A.M. TEAM | Sprint Festival Plaza
4:00 - 4:45 PM KC Ballet 2 | Sprint Festival Plaza
4:30 - 6:30 PM US Capitol Christmas Tree | South Parking Lot
4:30 - 6:30 PM IDAHO POTATO | South Parking Lot
6:30 - 7:00 PM Lighting Ceremony and Special Quixotic Performance
7:00 - 7:45 PM Janie Next Door | Sprint Festival Plaza
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