With coronavirus infection rates soaring across the country, it’s likely that your family is eager to celebrate the holidays while remaining socially distanced from other people. You may think that it’s virtually impossible to celebrate the holiday season with CDC guidelines in place – but, think again! Our greater community offers tons of opportunities for families and individuals to safely enjoy holiday cheer during the winter months. Here are 3 local, socially distant events we recommend you check out.
Holiday Luminary Walk at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Overland Park
What’s the holiday season without lights displays? If you’re like us, and simply can’t get through December without treating yourself to at least one leisurely stroll through a heavily lit neighborhood or park, check out the Holiday Luminary Walk at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. This annual event treats guests to a stunning display of elaborate lights, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. This year, the event is held for a limited time only, but you can still attend this Friday and Saturday, December 11th and 12th. Check out their website to purchase your tickets.
Ice Skating at The Ice at Park Place in Leawood or Crown Center Ice Terrace in Kansas City
Ice skating is the perfect family activity during the cold winter months. Bond with loved ones while working on your ice skating moves at The Ice at Park Place, an indoor facility in Leawood, or Crown Center Ice Terrace, an outdoor rink with partial overhead covering in Kansas City. Both venues will be open to visitors willing to socially distance and wear protective face masks. Don’t know how to ice skate? You can also attend short training sessions at either location for an additional fee!
Santa Claus Meet and Greet at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park
2020 has been a year for the books. Why not commemorate it with a masked photo with Santa Claus? Oak Park Mall is welcoming Santa Claus for a special holiday experience for the young and young-at-heart. However, there are a few special rules you’ll need to keep in mind. All visitors must wear a mask before, during, and after the photos, and the meet and greet experience will be totally contactless.
You’ll also need to reserve your spot online, so that the venue may ensure proper social distancing. Check out Oak Park Mall’s website to learn more about this year’s event and secure your place in line!
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