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Nov 14

Thanksgiving Events in Kansas City

Looking for something to do this Thanksgiving besides eating too much food?  In addition to the awesome meals you can eat at some of the top restaurants in the city, there are also some activities for you and the family to enjoy.  Here are some of the things you can do this week.

Don’t want to cook?  Here are some great places to go for Thanksgiving lunch or dinner:
•    Benton’s at the Westin Crown Center
•    Figlio
•    The InterContinental Hotel
•    Grand Street Café
•    Lidia’s
•    Harrah’s Casino
•    Tomfooleries
•    J. Gilbert’s
•    O’dowds
•    Julian
•    Phillips Chophouse, located in the historic Phillips Hotel

You can also get carryout meals from several different places if you want to have your meal at home but don’t want to cook.

The 83rd Annual KC&P plaza lighting ceremony takes place Thanksgiving night.  This year, the ceremony moves to a new location near the Brio Tuscan Grille on Nichols Road.  Pre-show events start at 5:00 pm, with the official ceremony starting at 6:00.  The lights are scheduled to be turned on at 6:50.

Meet designer Irma Starr at the Halls at the Country Club Plaza.  She will be signing exclusive holiday ornaments on the 24th at the Holiday Shop.  Mary Jurek will also be signing on the 23rd and 24th at Tabletop.

The 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll will take place at the Spint Campus in Overland Park.  It starts at 9:00 a.m.  In addition to these events, kids can participate in the Tom Murphy Fun Run.  Proceeds go to funding scholarships and other charities.

There’s much more going on in the city, of course, but these are some of the highlight events that you don’t want to miss.

Don’t forget your Thanksgiving flowers in Kansas City, MO!

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