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Christmas Lights Tour

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what makes a person happier this time of year than beautiful holiday lights and unique displays? Learn about holiday traditions and celebrations, take in some world-famous holiday lights and do your shopping to get into the spirit of the season.

Day 1

3:00 p.m.
Arrive in Overland Park - check into hotel

3:45 p.m.
National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial

100 W. 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 784-1918
Groups of 15 or more qualify for a group rate. Call (816) 784-1918 or email tours@theworldwar.org to determine rate.

The primary focus of the National World War One Museum and the Liberty Memorial is to honor the memory and sacrifices of all those who served their country and defended liberty during World War I. The National World War One Museum opened on December 2, 2006 and is designated by Congress as the nation’s official World War One Museum. The exhibits contain objects and documents ranging from weaponry and uniforms used during the war, to letters and postcards from the field. The Liberty Memorial was dedicated on November 1, 1921 and was funded by a community-based fund-raising drive in 1919, which raised over $2.5 million in less than two weeks. The Memorial stands 217-feet tall and is surrounded by four figures representing courage, patriotism, honor and sacrifice.

5:15 p.m.
Dinner and holiday shopping at Crown Center

2450 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 274-8444

Sixty-five retail establishments including Halls department store and one-of-a-kind shops. In addition, there are over 25 restaurants from elegant to casual.

8:00 p.m.
Driving Tour of Country Club Plaza Lights and Longview Lake Park

Guided tours available. Please call for pricing.
16811 Country Club Drive
Belton, MO 64012
(816) 322-5332

Day 2

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast at your Overland Park hotel

9:00 a.m.
Hallmark Visitors Center

2501 McGee Traffic Way
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 274-3613
Free admission
Suggested tour time: 1 hour

Located in the Crown Center complex in Kansas City, MO, the Hallmark Visitors Center brings you the sights and sounds of Hallmark Cards, past and present, through 12 extraordinary exhibits.

10:30 a.m.
Oak Park Mall

95th Street & Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66214
(913) 888-4400

This two-level mall has over 170 stores of all varieties ranging from the finest in fashions to relaxing dining establishments. Anchor stores include JC Penney, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom.

12:30 p.m.
Lunch at Oak Park Mall

2:15 p.m.
Louisburg Cider Mill

14730 Highway 68
Louisburg, KS 66053
(913) 748-7765
Tours are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and cost $2 per person. Call (913) 837-5202 to make an appointment.

Beginning in 1977, the Louisburg Cider Mill has been pressing and bottling fresh apple cider for all to enjoy. Tour the mill and observe apples being unloaded, being pressed into cider, being bottled and enjoy a cup of fresh cider and an apple cider doughnut on us! Afterwards, browse our country store for other assorted treats and gift baskets.

4:00 p.m.
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 469-3000

Visit the Nerman Museum web site for information on scheduling tours, At over 38,000 square feet, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is the largest contemporary art museum in the four-state region. The museum features over 12,000 square feet of exhibition space, including major temporary exhibition galleries, permanent collection galleries, a new media gallery, an area artists’ project gallery and an intimate "focus" gallery.

5:15 p.m.
Relax at your Overland Park Hotel

6:15 p.m.
New Theatre Restaurant

9229 Foster Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 649-7469 (SHOW)

Celebrating 30 years of Dining and Entertainment. Experience 5-star American cuisine followed by a Broadway comedy or musical featuring stars from stage, film, and TV. Recognized in The Wall Street Journal as "the best dinner theatre in the country." Group rates (12 or more) range from $23.50 to $43.95 inclusive of show, dinner, choice of coffee, tea, or soda, gratuity and tax.