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Downtown Dazzle kicks off this weekend with free Holiday Trolleys and special Quixotic Fire performance

WHAT: The second annual Downtown Dazzle returns to Kansas City for the holiday season and 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 the hundreds of holiday festivities happening through downtown Kansas City. The trolley stops will feature dedicated holiday activities and performances throughout the weekend, with the giant Snow Globe photo station making its debut at Crown Center.

The first weekend of Downtown Dazzle will kick off with a free Quixotic Fire performance at Crown Center on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The show will be held at Crown Center in the lawn north of the Ice Skating Rink and features fire eating, fire juggling, fire staff, fire dances, a disc jockey, and a drummer. 

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

Friday, December 4

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

o   Snow Globe photo station at Crown Center from noon – 9 p.m.

o   Hot Chocolate Happy Hour at The Living Room in the Power & Light District from 4 – 6 p.m. Hot chocolate upgrades available for adults for a price.

o   Photos with Santa and live reindeer at KC Live! Block from 4-8 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   Chocoholics Delight Chocolate Bar at MetropolitanKC inside the Marriott Kansas City Downtown from 5 – 10 p.m. (fee applies)

o   S’mores with Santa at FUEGO and Elf on the KC Live! screen in the Power & Light District from 6 – 8 p.m. (additional fee)

o   FEATURED EVENT: Quixotic Fire performance at the Crown Center Ice Terrace at 7:30 p.m.

o   Coffee Cake KC food truck compliments of Google Fiber at Union Station from 6 – 10 p.m.

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

Saturday, December 5

o   Snow Globe photo station inside Crown Center Atrium from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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   FEATURED EVENT: Pythons Drill Team performances outside at Union Station from 5 – 7 p.m.

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   Google Fiber complimentary Hot Chocolate station at Union Station from 4-10 p.m.

o   FEATURED TROLLEY DEAL: With a Downtown Dazzle Holiday Trolley wristband, 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 6

o   Snow Globe photo station at Crown Center from noon – 6 p.m.

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

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. 4- Sunday, Dec. 6

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.

CONTACTS:        Breanne Frakes, breanne@pagecomms.com816-384-2953 (office), 816-516-1247 (mobile)

                             Travis Joyal, travis@pagecomms.com816-384-2955 (office), 816-506-5560 (mobile)

                             Lee Page, lee@pagecomms.com816-384-2954 (office), 816-679-7142 (mobile)

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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