KANSAS CITY, KAN. (Nov. 7, 2014) – Legends Outlets Kansas City, Kansas City’s signature outdoor designer outlet shopping center, is kicking off the holiday season with its 10th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, one of the region’s first and largest displays of animated lights synchronized to music. Centered around its 45-foot holiday tree, the Legendary Lighting Ceremony will feature eleven local musicians playing holiday music, prize giveaways and a special appearance from Santa Claus.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 6 – 8 p.m. (center courtyard)
The Display: A 45-foot holiday tree returns this year as the Legends Outlets' main centerpiece, located at the center of the Civic Courtyard Fountain in front of Phoenix Theaters Legends 14. The tree is decorated with LED lighting festive snowflakes, and a three-foot-six-inch snowfall topper featuring a mix of static LED light bars and double-sided LED animated show tubes. A second holiday tree, also synchronized to music, will be located near Helzberg Diamonds Outlet. Festive decorations will light up throughout the shopping center during the ceremony and continue through the entire holiday season.
Legends Outlets shoppers will enjoy the lighting display synchronized to music every 15 minutes during the holiday season, Nov. 23 – Jan. 2, 2015. Parker 3D, an international, holiday design company based in Scotch Plains, N.J., is the producer of the holiday lighting show.
Live Holiday Music: Eleven local musicians from various bands will perform classic holiday music leading up to the tree lighting countdown from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Musicians will include the following:
- Mike Wheeler, Mike Wheeler Band
- Justin Stancil, Gus
- Nick Nave, Red Guitar
- John Laffoon, The Radio Flyers
- Heather Thornton, Heather Thornton Band
- Chad Bourquin, Big Time Grain Company
- Colin Ridge, Big Time Grain Company
- Bret Bourquin, Big Time Grain Company
- Ty Unes, Big Time Grain Company
- Jordan Mills, State Line Drive
- Joel Mills, State Line Drive
Santa Claus: Santa will join the Legendary Lighting Ceremony emcees at 7:45 p.m. and lead the countdown to the dynamic synchronized tree lighting display.
Prize Giveaway: Starting at 6 p.m., shoppers can visit the giveaway tent, located in the center courtyard, and enter to win valuable prizes including gift cards from various Legends Outlets retailers and restaurants. Winners will be announced every 10-15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Shoppers must be present to win.
10th Anniversary: In celebration of the 10th anniversary, Legends Outlets will distribute electronic candles to attendees, and local musicians will lead community Christmas carols to conclude the ceremony.
Legends Outlets will offer the convenience of holiday valet service, available center wide to all shoppers and guests. For a nominal charge, shoppers can enjoy valet service every weekend. Two drop-off locations, in front of Yard House and STIX, are available for guests’ convenience and may vary by day. For a schedule of the valet service hours and locations, visit www.legendshopping.com.
To provide shoppers with added convenience, Legends Outlets will extend its operating hours during the busy holiday season.
Thursday, Nov. 27: Closed until 10 p.m. when Moonlight Madness kicks off
Friday, Nov. 28: 12 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 23: Extended holiday hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 25: CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec. 31: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
About Legends Outlets Kansas City
Located in the heart of Village West, the state of Kansas’ top tourist destination, Legends Outlets Kansas City is the only outlet shopping destination serving the greater metropolitan region. Conveniently situated at the intersection of Interstate 435 and Parallel Parkway just north of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan., Legends Outlets Kansas City is the home to nearly 75 leading designer and favorite brand name stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, J.Crew | crewcuts, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger and Under Armour®, among many more, which offer savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices. Also featuring a wide array of restaurant and entertainment venues, the property welcomes more than 10 million guests annually. Legends Outlets Kansas City is the first collaboration between KKR, a leading global investment firm, and operating partner RED Legacy, a Kansas City-headquartered development company. The outlet center is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with some venues open extended hours. To learn more about Legends Outlets Kansas City, visit www.LegendsShopping.com or call 913-788-3700. “Like” Legends Outlets on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LegendsOutlets and follow on Twitter at @LegendsShopping.