Looking for a fun way to spend your winter break? Check out this winter advent calendar filled with fun, COVOD-19 friendly activities.
During this holiday season, the SMNW newspaper staff is giving away a $25 gift card! All you need to do to enter this drawing is take a picture of at least one of the activities listed on the holiday advent calendar (your name can be entered up to once a day if you participate in all events)! More information about the contents of each photograph will be provided each day. To submit the photos tag our Instagram account ( @smnwdotcom )! All photos must be submitted by 7:40 AM on Jan 5. We will announce the winner on our Instagram story Jan 7. Good luck! We look forward to seeing your photos!
Sar-Ko-Par Light Trail - Picture (in the gazebo)
Go take a nighttime walk around Rose’s Pond at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park and enjoy their annual light display! Find the gazebo covered in lights and take a picture inside. Tag our Instagram account, @smnwdotcom and you will be entered in the Holiday Give-Away!
Hot Chocolate Bombs
Try some from Bizz and Weezy Confections in downtown Kansas City, Missouri or find a recipe to make yourself.
Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane is a cul-de-sac in Prairie Village, Kansas where every single house is illuminated with incredible Christmas lights. It's nickname comes from the several Candy Canes that light up the street. It is located at 7900 Outlook LN, Prairie Village, KS 66208.
Make your favorite recipe to take to a friend or neighbor - Treat your friends during the giving season with some fresh baked goods.
Ugly Sweater Challenge
Put on your ugliest sweater and get outside! Go to your local library or bookstore and find a copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Take a photo with that book in your wackiest pose! Remember your masks!
Stupid Movie Marathon
Stay up late and witness the arrival of 2021 while watching a marathon of the stupidest movies you can find. Some examples are Airplane, Flash Gordon and Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail.
Country Club Plaza Lights
From 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., go visit the Country Club Plaza's Christmas lights display. The lights are taken down on January 10, 2021.
Take this day to relax and pat yourself on the back for making it through the holiday season.