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Christmas in Kansas City-Trains, Helicopters and Lights

The holidays are a time to be with family, remember the events and learning of the past year as you get ready for a new one, shop till you drop, and spend some quality time taking in the wonders that Kansas City has to offer. The moments between Thanksgiving and New Year are sure to last longer when you take advantage of some of the Holiday traditions in and around our town. Make sure you make the most of Christmas in Kansas City and take advantage of these events!

The Plaza Lights

What began as a string of 16 lights over a door in 1925 has blossomed into a true community event. The Plaza Lighting Ceremony is over but the 280,000 lights which stretch over 80 miles will be there for you to enjoy until mid-January. The only year the Plaza Lights were not in use was 1973 when President Nixon asked U.S. Citizens to limit the amount of Christmas lights to reduce dependence on foreign oil. When a light bulb burns out, they are replaced daily and the burnt bulbs are used as souvenirs at the Plaza Customer Service and are incorporated into gift-wrapped toppers. Several thousand light bulbs are replaced each season.

There are many ways to enjoy the lights: A slow leisurely walk, stopping for hot chocolate, a toddy, or a piece of cheesecake, a carriage ride with Kansas City Carriages and their horse-drawn rides, or flying above The Plaza on a tour from the Helicopter KC.

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Denali Residence Design retail store, vendor hub opens in North Topeka, Kansas

Randy Matzke, left, and Chris Schaefer created Denali Home Design, 2335 N.W. Clay St., after purchasing a storefront to house Schaefer's Skilled Saw Hardwood Flooring company and discovering other business potential.

What started as an work to obtain a permanent storefront for a 22-year-old Topeka business has turned into a new regionally owned home improvement and design store in North Topeka.

A handful of years back, Chris Schaefer, owner of Proficient Saws Hardwood Flooring, decided he essential a lasting storefront for his business, which had primarily been operating out of his property.

When his business associate Randy Matzke came on board all around that exact time, they begun searching for a place. And in late 2019, they wound up paying for the setting up and fifty percent acre of land at 2335 N.W. Clay St., in amongst North Star Steakhouse and the North Topeka Dillons retailer.

“It used to be an old bar,” Matzke stated of the structure, which was designed all-around 1930. “When we appear at the remaining solution, it genuinely is the eyesight we had for this developing.”

A building that originally served as a gas station and was later converted into a bar, is now the home of Denali Home Design, a new home-improvement store in North Topeka.

That building is now Denali Residence Design, which not only properties Expert Saws Hardwood Flooring but serves as a hub for a handful of other house-advancement solutions and solutions.

The concept to open Denali Dwelling Style arrived about when Matzke and Schaefer were being reworking their recently bought storefront.

“I was having a tiny discouraged likely to residences working day in and working day out,” Schaefer claimed, “and they’re inquiring: ‘Hey do you know any person who can do a deck? Do you know anyone who can correct my roof? Do you know any one who can place cupboards

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