Holiday shopping events can help you find rare gifts for any situation, such as a solid-coal bicycle for that goody-two-shoes nephew who just kind of bugs you. Do better than some elves with this Groupon.
- $7 for one weekender ticket for general admission to Holiday Mart on October 19 and 20 (a $15 value)
At Holiday Mart, shoppers wind through the red carpets of the Kansas City Convention Center's Bartle Hall and browse through clothing, jewelry, and gifts from more than 200 retailers. The event attracts more than 22,000 shoppers each year.
Holiday Mart hours: Thursday 12pm - 9pm Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am-4pm
Junior League of Kansas City
The Junior League of Kansas City has donated more than $14 million and 2.2 million hours of time since its founding in 1914. Spearheading these efforts are the nonprofit organization’s now 1,400 female members, all of whom are committed to their volunteer work and to encouraging others to donate their time as well. Their sheer numbers allow the ladies to form 700-on-700 pickup basketball games and to spread out across the community to get a pulse on current issues in need of attention—currently, children’s nutrition and fitness. To help support their efforts, these stalwart altruists host fundraisers throughout the year. Since it began in 1988, Holiday Mart has helped to raise more than $8 million for Kansas City community projects.