Holiday events are in full swing in Kansas City. Get your holiday shopping done, meet Santa or brush up on your cocktail skills for holiday parties.
Celebrate the new winter home of The Wild Way coffee camper, which is setting up shop inside an empty warehouse in the East Crossroads. The event will also feature a pie pop-up from Easy As Pie, music at 11am by Second Chance duo, and the debut of The Wild Way's new winter seasonal menu, including a gingerbread latte. From 8am to 2pm.
"During this class my friend Chris Corall will teach you the Chinese art of making tea. During this session you will be able to taste several teas from China. Want to bring your Gaiwan to practice with us? Please do so, we will provide tea leaves and water." From 9am to 10am.
"The Friends of the Kansas City Public Library’s 12th Annual Pre-Owned Cookbook Sale offers hundreds of vintage, nearly new, and collectible cookbooks featuring eye-catching, mouth-watering recipes that will delight family and friends. Learn to cook like a top chef. Or make these recipe books a holiday gift. Most are priced under $3. “Collectible” and newer books are priced from $5 to $15." From 10am to 3pm.
"It's the most wonderful time of the year! Round up the kids and bring them to the Bierhalle on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for our annual St. Nikolaus Day Celebration. Santa will be here handing out cookies and posing for photos, and we'll also have holiday-themed coloring pages and activities. But, watch out kids! Krampus may return again this year to remind everyone to be good this holiday season." From 11am to 3pm.
"Come down and try some delicious conconctions by KC Canning and Tom's Town! This hometown pair will warm your spirit and help fill your stockings with locally made libations!" From 1 to 3pm.
"This market is PART-THREE of our Four-part Holiday Maker's Market! We are having some of KC’s most incredible local Maker's popping up and selling everything from soap to essential oils to custom leather jackets. You won’t want to miss it! Shop with Beautifully Delicious, T. Taylored, Wild Wash Soap Co., LJ Design Co., Let's Get Lit KC, Verdant Oils and Lola and Finn Paperie. Come share a cup or two of cheer and shop with Local KC Makers because nothing beats a hand-crafted gift from the heart." From 9am to 2pm.
"Before making his way back up to the North Pole, Santa Claus is stopping by the rooftop of The Fontaine to hear what presents the good boys and girls want for Christmas! Featuring Parker's brunch menu with a twist on holiday specials. Professional photographer will be present for photos with Santa Claus." From 11am to 2:30pm. Free to attend, but purchase of brunch is required.
"Attention Knurds: On December 9th from 11:00 to 4:00, we will be hosting our annual Beerknurd Appreciation Holiday Party. We will be closed to the public during the party, and only Beerknurds and a +1 will be allowed entry. Like last year, we will be raffling off some cool swag from your favorite breweries, and the proceeds will be donated to the harvesters. Each dollar or food product you donate will be exchanged for one raffle ticket. Thanks to all of our Beerknurds for supporting us and hanging out with us throughout the year, so please join us in celebrating you!" From 11am to 4pm.
"Come taste our newest coffee offerings! A barista will lead the group through the process of cupping, the method of evaluating roasted coffee. Come and go, free & open to anyone!" From 2 to 3pm.
"We love this time of year. It’s time to slow down, catch up with old friends, and make new memories with loved ones. We’re going to let you in on a little secret.... The person who’s making great cocktails at these gatherings is automatically the most popular person in the room. Not sure your friends will be impressed with your Vodka Sodas? THERE’S STILL TIME! Come learn how to make a few classic cocktails and a holiday punch. We’ll even teach you how to put your own twist on these classics. This is a HANDS ON workshop! You’ll be making those cocktails and learning some bar technique. You’d better pay attention too because you’ll be drinking your own cocktails!" From 6 to 8pm. Tickets are $30, available here.
"Holiday gift giving made easy. Enjoy a glass of wine while picking up presents from Lily Dawson Designs & The Object Enthusiast. Ça Va merch and gift cards will also be available for purchase. No need to make a reservation." From 5 to 8pm.