Monday, Nov. 19 2012 5:37PM
Christmas in the Sky Nov. 21
Jackson County Parks and Recreation tonight, Nov. 21 offers a free holiday extravaganza and fireworks kicking-off its 25th annual Christmas in the Park display at Longview Lake.
Tonight begins with musical performances by X Factor constestants Aaron and AJ Young, as well as more than 100 singers and dancers. Gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks at 7:30 p.m. at Longview Lake Beach, two miles south of Interstate 470 on Raytown Road. Performance starts at six, then fireworks at 7:30 p.m.
After you can drive through Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake. Donations are accepted for the free display which are shared among 41 local charities, for more information: www.jacksongov.org
Fourth Friday Nov. 23
The Giving Tree
A metal sculpture by artist Dave Eames will be dedicated 6:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 23 Friday in the City Hall Plaza, 220 SE Green Street. Residents and visitors can pick up special tags at participating downtown merchants (no cost) and write down wishes, thoughts or hopes. Tags are placed in a box next to the sculpture to be hung by the artist throughout the holiday season. For more information: www.downtownls.org/
Pictures with Santa Dec. 5
The Lee’s Summit Journal invites children to come to its offices 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 for pictures with Santa and holiday treats. Please bring a donation of a canned good for Lee’s Summit Social Services. Pictures will be published in the paper Dec. 7.
Cookie Walk Dec. 6
A new event 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Lee’s Summit. Visitors go store to store collecting unique, festive cookies and receive a recipe book containing recipies for each cookie offered by participating businesses.
Tickets required, advance sales begin 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at Cameron’s Home Furnishings at 26 SE Third St. and a Thyme for Everything 229B SE Main St. Only 300 tickets are available, for more information: www.downtownls.org.
Farmers Market Holiday Mart Dec. 8
Shop indoors for in-season produce, handmade crafts, baked goods and more at the when the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market vendors hold their Holiday Mart 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Fire Fighters Union Hall, 322 SE Douglas St., for more information www:downtownls.org/
Santa Claus visits downtown Lee’s Summit
Ol’ Saint Nick will be strolling the streets all holiday season. Look for him:
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16
Santa is donating his fee for the downtown apperances to Coldwater, a nonprofit social services agency in Lee’s Summit. He also has a charitable organization called Santa Claus KC to get gifts to children in need. Visit www.kriss-kringle.com, www.santaclauskc.com or www.santaclausblogs.com