Winter Break Advent Calendar 2020
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.
Plaza Scavenger Hunt
Below are two fountains located on the plaza! Within these photos are clues to help you find them (take time looking at each photo). If you are able to find and take a picture in front of either fountain you will be entered in the Holiday Give-Away. Be sure to stay late and enjoy the plaza lights. Good luck and happy hunting! Remember to bring a mask.
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!
Ice Skating at Crown Center
Visit the Crown Center Ice Terrace from 10 AM to 11 PM and spend your day ice skating as well as enjoying the Crown Center shopping area! Make sure to stop by the mayor’s tree (picture below) and take a quick selfie to be entered in the Holiday Give Away! Remember to tag us!
Go visit the Nelson-Atkins and peruse their diverse displays! Below are two photos of statues in the garden area located around Nelson! Find at least one of these statues and take a quick picture with these works of art! Have fun! Don’t forget to tag us. Masks are required at the Nelson! Stay safe and safely social distance.
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.