Renaissance Festival Village has transformed to Knights of Lights for holidays

Courtesy KC Renaissance Festival Facebook Page

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival Facebook page has announced that the Renaissance Village of Canterbury has been transformed to a bright and colorful light spectacle for a drive-through event, Knights of Lights!

The event begins on Friday November 27th and will be running weekends through Christmas. It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. Each vehicle will require 1 ticket. Pricing is as follows, 1-7 Passenger Vehicle: $25, 8+ (Jumbo) Vehicle: $45.

You can purchase tickets in advance and learn more here.

Holiday light show using 1000 Intel drones coming to KC

Walmart will be hosting a spectacular holiday light show using 1000 drones that will light up the night sky over KS Speedway this December. The drones will make up three-dimensional seasonal shapes and characters as they dance to modern and classical Christmas favorites.

The event is free to the public but you must reserve your space online. Tickets will become available on November 23rd at 4:00 PM Central. If you don’t manage to get a ticket, the company will do a special live stream of the event on their social media pages on Sat., Dec. 5 at 6:40 p.m. CT.

Those in attendance will watch the show from the safety of their own car or a designated viewing area right next to their car.

No Toys for Tots bins at Arrowhead this year but don’t let that stop you

Facebook: Kansas City Chiefs – Toys for Tots Drive

Who in Kansas City hasn’t dropped a toy or two in the bins at Arrowhead during the annual Toys for Tots drive? This great tradition is the longest of it’s kind in the NFL and this year it’s going to be online only.

This event provides toys for boys and girls up to 15 years of age throughout the Kansas City area and has been doing so for 54 years. Let’s make this a record year for Toys for Tots! You know what to do Kansas City. You can donate online here.

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host our Toys for Tots drive this year at the stadium. You can still donate online to Kansas City’s campaign ➡️

Posted by The Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Kaw River Bridge project expected to begin construction in 2021

A review of the Rock Island Bridge Project website will show that plans are in full swing to be open in spring 2022. They have secured multiple letters of intent from local KC area businesses to operate restaurants inside the space. The overall plan has some great ideas that will benefit both sides of the river.

The space is planning to house 4 restaurants, a bar and two event spaces. There is even an idea of adding a zip line from the Hy-Vee arena to the bridge or possibly a zip line over the Kaw. We will keep you up to date as plans are announced. You can read up on all of the plans and timeline here.

Mayor’s Christmas Tree arrives in KC tomorrow

The 100′ tree is currently in route from Oregon and will arrive at Crown Center tomorrow at 9am. The tree will be placed in it’s stand on Friday, November 6th at approximately 10am. The tree will be lit during the annual lighting ceremony the day after Thanksgiving. More to come on times for the lighting ceremony.