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.
$10 for One General-Admission Multi-Day Ticket to Holiday Mart 2012 ($20 Value)
The ticket grants admission to all days of Holiday Mart 2012, which runs:
- Thursday, October 18, from noon to 9 p.m.
- Friday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the 25th-annual Holiday Mart, shoppers can wind through the red carpets of Bartle Hall browsing through clothing, jewelry, and gifts from more than 220 retailers. The event attracts more than 22,000 shoppers each year.
There is free lot parking, a free shuttle service, and a Ladies’ Night Out event on Friday night.
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.