Kansas City Season Of Lights Respite

We're not quite "feeling" the holiday spirit . . . Still, there's a lot of people working very hard to bring cheer to their communities and so we take a quick moment to acknowledge their work and take a brief respite from our typical news poison.

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Christmas Bureau asks for help amid high demand throughout KC-area

The Johnson County Christmas Bureau, known for providing help during the holidays, is asking for help due to high demand from the public.

'It's a good feeling': Leiszler brothers play violin on street corners to raise money for Toys for Tots

Harrison and Bennett Leiszler have been paying it forward every Christmas season. Since 2016, they have traveled to different street corners and played their violins to raise money for toys to donate.

A KC Cookier Competes In Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge

Sara Siegele from Fountain City Sweets will be vompeting in Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge on December 21.

Welcoming the Holidays at Wandering Vine at the Castle - IN Kansas City Magazine

Sponsored Content This holiday season, enjoy a fabulous dining experience in the welcoming embrace of Wandering Vine at the Castle in Shawnee. Starting with the award-winning food and wine list, Wandering Vine owners Carla and Dan Dyer, both Kansas City natives, bring a touch of romance and festive ambiance to the season's dining experience.

Gingerbread houses raise money to build real houses in eastern Jackson County

A Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce themed gingerbread house will take the spotlight this month during a fundraiser for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity.

JFS offers support to Jewish Kansas Citians ahead of Hanukkah

The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sundown Thursday. It's a time of celebration during a very tough time for the community. We talk to Kansas City's Jewish Family Services about how they're lending support, and how you can, too.

Olathe farm celebrates Christmas with annual open house

The holidays are in full swing and folks at the Mahaffie Farm in Olathe are getting families in the Christmas spirit.

Chiefs fan group organizes Christmas giving tree for families

A group of Kansas City Chiefs fans is working to make sure that younger fans have a good Christmas.

Tech N9ne goes holiday shopping for kids in Kansas City

Kansas City's Tech N9ne went Christmas shopping at a Costco store in Independence on Friday.

Best hills in Kansas City area for sledding this winter

Here's a list of some of the top sled hills scattered across the Kansas City area. Drive safe and have fun with the entire family!

The Independent's Holiday Soirée

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Holiday pop-up bars in Kansas City that have the metro feeling spirited

There's a stocking stuffed full of spirited pop-ups to explore and visit if you're feeling festive in KC this holiday season

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