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Downtown Dazzle’s last weekend highlights a multitude of holiday events at Union Station

WHAT: The last weekend of the second annual Downtown Dazzle features five free Holiday Trolleys presented by Google Fiber that will make continuous stops at the Kansas City Power & Light District, the Kansas City Marriott Downtown (Barney Allis Plaza), Crown Center and Union Station, connecting riders with holiday festivities happening through downtown Kansas City. The trolley stops feature dedicated holiday activities and performances throughout the weekend, with the giant Snow Globe photo station now at Union Station.

The last weekend of Downtown Dazzle will feature a host of activities at Union Station including a free performance by the Pythons Drill Team, balloon artist and face painter, Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train and much more.  

A highlight of events during the last weekend of Downtown Dazzle include:

Friday, December 18

o   Santa’s Gingerbread Station inside Crown Center 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

o   Snow Globe photo station at Union Station from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

o   Sister Act Holiday Face Painting at Union Station from 7 – 9 p.m.

o   Holiday Balloon Artist Greg Keller at Union Station from 7-9 p.m.

o   FEATURED OFFERING: Free Holiday Trolleys presented by Google Fiber running from 6 – 10 p.m. with continuous stops at Kansas City Power & Light District, the Kansas City Marriott Downtown (Barney Allis Plaza), Crown Center and Union Station.

o   Letters to Santa and gingerbread house display at Union Station on B-level from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

o   FEATURED EVENT: Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train at Union Station in Sprint Festival Plaza from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (reservations encouraged)

o   Chocoholics Delight Chocolate Bar at MetropolitanKC inside the Marriott Kansas City Downtown from 5 – 10 p.m. (fee applies)

o   FEATURED EVENT: Pythons Drill Team performance at Union Station from 6 – 7 p.m.

o   El Tenador food truck serving free hot chocolate compliments of Google Fiber at Union Station from 6 – 10 p.m.

o   Mini Holiday Train Rides at Union Station from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (fee applies)

o   Midland Adventist Academy Choir concert in the Grand Hall at Union Station at 3:30 p.m.

o   Holiday Sing-Along at Union Station from 7-9 p.m.

o   FEATURED TROLLEY DEAL: With a Downtown Dazzle Holiday Trolley glow stick necklace, guests can purchase $100 in gift cards at Bristol Seafood Grill in the Power & Light District and receive $40 free in dining certificates from 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, December 19

o   Snow Globe photo station at Union Station from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

o   Free holiday concert featuring nationally acclaimed “The Snow Globes” from 1:30-3 p.m. at Sprint Festival Plaza in Union Station.

o   Meet and greet with Kansas City Chiefs’ Hall of Famer Art Still at Union Station in Sprint Festival Plaza from 1-3 p.m.

o   Sister Act Face Painting at Union Station from 4 – 8 p.m.

o   Balloon Artist Greg Keller at Union Station from 4-8 p.m.

o   Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train at Union Station in Sprint Festival Plaza from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (reservations encouraged)

o   FEATURED OFFERING: Free Holiday Trolleys presented by Google Fiber running from 3 – 10 p.m. with continuous stops at Kansas City Power & Light District, the Kansas City Marriott Downtown (Barney Allis Plaza), Crown Center and Union Station.

o   DST Band performance in Grand Hall at Union Station at 2 p.m.

o   Mini Holiday Train Rides at Union Station from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (fee applies)

o   Letters to Santa and gingerbread house display from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Union Station on the B-level.

o   Chocoholics Delight Chocolate Bar at MetropolitanKC inside the Marriott Kansas City Downtown from 5 – 10 p.m. (fee applies)

o   Santa’s Gingerbread Station at Crown Center from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

o   Deco food truck serving free hot chocolate compliments of Google Fiber at Union Station from 4 – 10 p.m.

o   Holiday Sing-Along at Union Station from 4-7 p.m.

o   FEATURED TROLLEY DEAL: With a Downtown Dazzle Holiday Trolley glow stick necklace, guests can purchase $100 in gift cards at Bristol Seafood Grill in the Power & Light District and receive $40 free in dining certificates from 4 – 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 20

o   Santa’s Gingerbread Station at Crown Center from noon – 6 p.m.

o   Snow Globe photo station at Union Station in Sprint Festival Plaza from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

o   FEATURED EVENT: Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train at Union Station from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (reservations encouraged)

o   Mini Holiday Train Rides at Union Station from 12 – 5 p.m. (fee applies)

o   Youth Academy Music concert in the in the Grand Hall at Union Station at 6:30 p.m.

o   Letters to Santa and gingerbread house display at Union Station on B-Level from 12-5 p.m.

For more information on Downtown Dazzle, visit: http://pitch.pe/1lHUm4V.

APP: To maximize the experience, download the free Downtown Dazzle app for announcements, maps, itineraries and a camera that allows users to snap, decorate and share photos featuring custom frames and holiday greetings. To download the Downtown Dazzle app, created by local mobile design firm Propaganda3, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downtown-dazzle/id945163259?mt=8.

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 18- Sunday, Dec. 20

Interview, b-roll and photo opportunities are available throughout the weekend with Downtown Dazzle representatives and event attendees.

If someone from your outlet would like to coordinate an interview, sound bites, or photography, please notify Breanne Frakes.

WHERE: Downtown Kansas City!  Downtown special features at Crown Center, KC Live! Block in the Power & Light District, Union Station and Marriott Kansas City Downtown.

CONTACTS:        Breanne Frakes, breanne@pagecomms.com

                              816-384-2953 (office)

                              816-516-1247 (mobile)

                              Travis Joyal, travis@pagecomms.com

                              816-384-2955 (office)

                              816-506-5560 (mobile)

                              Lee Page, lee@pagecomms.com

                              816-384-2954

                              816-679-7142

To learn more about Downtown Dazzle, visit dazzlekc.com, “like” Downtown Dazzle on Facebook and follow @DazzleKC on Twitter. The official hashtag for Downtown Dazzle is #DazzleKC.

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