$7 for one weekender ticket to Holiday Mart on October 16–19 ($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 nearly 200 retailers. The event attracts more than 20,000 shoppers each year.
Holiday Mart hours:
- Thursday noon–9 p.m.
- Friday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri has donated more than $15.7 million and 2.3 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 helping women and children in areas of abuse, neglect, childhood development, and women’s self-sustainability. 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 $9 million for Kansas City community projects.