Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Kansas City

Take some time during the hustle and bustle of holidays to listen to the sounds of the season – excited children, carolers, holiday productions, church events, family gossip and updates from friends. At Neighborhood Hearing Aid Center, we want to make sure you stay connected to all the sounds you might be missing. This is a great season for sharing and a great opportunity to enjoy those holiday events with family and friends. Here are some exciting holiday events in Kansas City!

Kansas City Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Thurs., Fri., Sat. Sun.; Dec. 2 thru Dec. 23
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Last year’s production was lauded by audiences and critics as “positively oozing charm” and “especially lovely with its bright, fresh décor.” This Victorian classic features Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, the evil Rat King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. This magical theatrical performance has stunning costumes, beautiful sets and captivating choreography. Music performed by the Kansas City Symphony.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical

Dec. 1 – Dec. 31
The Coterie Theatre
This charming adaption of the beloved television classic, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer takes to the stage this holiday season. Rudolph and his friends, Clarice, Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius learn what makes you different makes you “special.”

A Christmas Carol

Dec. 1 – Dec. 30
Spencer Theatre
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents this classic holiday tale of greed and redemption. Ebenezer Scrooge overworks his employees, rebuffs the invitations of his nephew to spend Christmas dinner with the family , yells at charity workers and verbally mistreats earnest employee Bob Cratchit. He learns the error of his ways when visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Christmas in Song

Dec. 1 – Dec. 24
Quality Hill Playhouse
Have yourself a merry little Christmas even though – baby it’s cold outside on this silent night… you get the idea. Quality Hill Playhouse featuring vocalists LaTeesha McDonald Jackson, Lindsey McKee, Vigthor Zophoniasson and pianist J. Kent Barnhart put you in that Christmas state of mind with an intimate revue of beloved songs, carols and the sounds of the season. Celebrate with the gift of music.

The Nativity

Dec. 2
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral
The larger than life puppets of the Mesner Puppet Theater bring this biblical story to life.

Winter Wonderland

Dec. 4
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Hey you hep cats get your Jingle Bell groove on with some hip renditions of holiday tunes featuring Hammond B3 organist Chris Hazelton.

Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 7, 8 and 9
Helzberg Hall/Kauffman Center
Nearly 200 musicians and powerful voices bring this choral masterpiece to life. This IS the Messiah performance of the year with the return of guest conductor Aram Demirjian. The fabulous acoustics of Helzberg Hall bring life and joy to this soaring performance from “Passion of the Christ” to the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.” Truly a grand way to kick off the holiday season.

Brunch with Santa

Dec. 9 and Dec. 16
The Fontaine
Santa Claus takes a break from his holiday preparations and he stops by the rooftop of the Fontaine to hear Christmas requests from the girls and boys. The Parker’s brunch menu is tweaked with some holiday specials for the Santa brunches. A professional photographer will be on hand for Santa and child Christmas portraits.

Christmas Festival

Dec. 14 – Dec. 18
Helzberg Hall/Kauffman Center
Kansas City’s favorite Christmas tradition returns for seven fabulous performances of the Kansas City Symphony accompanied by the Symphony Chorus. Join us for cherished Christmas carols, Yuletide favorites, special guest stars and that jolly red-suited visitor from the North Pole.

It’s A Wonderful Life

Special film and live orchestra performance
Dec. 21 – 22
Helzberg Hall/Kauffman Center
Cineconcerts brings this classic, heartwarming Christmas tale of Clarence the guardian angel showing George what his town would be like if not for all of his good deeds. The film comes to life with Dimitri Timokin’s musical score performed live by the symphony orchestra as the film is shown on the big screen. The live score transforms this holiday film into an unforgettable concert event.

Visit Us at the Neighborhood Hearing Center

From our staff to your family and friends – happy holidays. Please take the time to enjoy the season and all the love and festivities. Don’t miss a minute of holiday cheer because of hearing loss – book a free hearing evaluation at the Neighborhood Hearing Center today.