Zona Rosa Celebrates the Season with the Northland Community

Zona Rosa, the Northland’s premier shopping center located at I-29 and Barry Road, will be kicking off this year’s holiday season on Saturday, November 23rd with their annual lighting ceremony. The community will enjoy a full schedule of holiday events that is sure to put the entire family in the holiday spirit.


Northern Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 23rd, 4pm - 6pm 

Fox 4 meteorologist, Karli Ritter will emcee the evening and help light the well-known, signature oversized holiday crowns high above the streets of Zona Rosa, as well as the stunning 50-foot Christmas tree adorned with holiday lights and colorful ornaments. Guests will enjoy the holiday favorites from five local bands as well as hot chocolate and specialty coffees from The Coffee Cake KC. Don't miss Buddy the Elf spreading holiday cheer as he meanders through the crowds with his spirited shenanigans.

Finally, what's a party without a #selfie? Snap a photo inside a vintage VW Photo Bus from The Photo Bus KC which will be all decked out for the holidays. Free photo keepsake for each person!


Drew Six

Nicole Springer, Nicole Springer Band

Heather Thornton, Heather Thornton Band

Nick Nave Red Guitar

Gin Dorsey Fast Times


Black Friday Extravaganza: Shopping Sprees, Food Trucks & BIG GIVEAWAYS

Friday, November 29th, beginning at 8:00am

Town Square & The Grove (8600 N. Dixson Ave)

Zona Rosa will kick off the holiday shopping season in a big way with their Black Friday Holiday Extravaganza starting Friday, November 29th, at 8:00am. Head to Town Square to register for a $500 Zona Rosa Shopping spree, dinners packages for the family, spa packages, and more from their retailers and restaurants. Be one of the first shoppers and get Santa Photo passes, Zona Rosa Coupon books and more!


Foodie Alert! The first 120 shoppers will receive a free homemade Pop-Tart from the Queen of Tarts. Shoppers will be able to regain their strength between 11:00am-2:00pm with street tacos and nachos (for purchase) from the Casual Foodie truck.

10 Days of Hot Holiday GIFTAways: December 2nd through 13th

Follow @ZonaRosaKC on Facebook and Instagram for additional ways you can win hot holiday gifts.


PJ Party with Santa & Mrs. Claus: Friday, December 6th, 6:30-8:00pm

Inside The Grove at Zona Rosa (8600 N. Dixson Ave)

Children are invited to enjoy the company of Santa and Mrs. Claus as they read Christmas stories and sing Christmas carols. Mrs. Claus will read the book "12 Days of Christmas in Missouri," written by local author, Ann Ingalls, and illustrated by Laura Hulisk-Beith. Children will receive a complimentary children’s book and milk and cookies. Both Ingalls and Beith will be onsite to sign the book. Heather’s Art Garden, a local children's band, will perform and lead a sing-along of beloved holiday and Christmas carols. 


Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 7th, 8:30-10:30am

Breakfast with Santa, a Northland tradition continues as we welcome Santa to Granite City, 8641 NW Prairie View Road. This event includes a kid-friendly breakfast, a meet & greet with Santa, one free photo pass, and a special gift from Santa himself. Tickets are limited, and advance tickets are required. Purchase tickets here. $12 for children, $22 for adults and must be purchased in advance. 


Santa Arrives: Friday, November 29rd – Tues. Dec 24

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, put on your best holiday sweater, bring your wish list, and head to The Grove because Santa Claus is coming to town. Visit Santa in his winter wonderland November 29th through December 24th. Visits with Santa are complimentary, and each child will receive a gift (while supplies last). Photo packages available for purchase. No personal photos allowed.


*Sensitive SantaSunday, December 8th, 9:00am to 11:00am

Because we want everyone to enjoy the Christmas season and a visit with Santa Claus, we’ll turn down the music, dim the lights and offer a bit of Christmas magic for children who might not be able to process a traditional Santa experience.


Pet Photos with Santa Clause

Bring your furry friend with you and get a picture with Santa. 

·      Monday, Dec 2, 3pm – 7pm

·      Monday, Dec 9, 3pm – 7pm


Santa Paws for NAWSWednesday, December 11th, 6:00-8:00pm

Sponsored by the Northland Animal Welfare Society

Santa can’t wait to see your furry friend. Bring your pet to see Santa during the Santa PAWS for NAWS event. First 50 guests to donate a pet supply item (food, toys, bones), will get a free photo pass, benefiting NAWS (Northland Animal Welfare Society)


About Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa is a mixed-use urban town center located at the northwest corner of I-29 and Barry Road in Kansas City, Mo. in the heart of the Northland, which encompasses more than 1 million square feet of office, residential and retail space. In addition to being a great place to live and work, Zona Rosa offers customers over 85 stores and restaurants including Dillard’s, Bath & Body Works, Dicks Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Chico’s, Loft, Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Old Navy and more. For more information, contact Natalie Bass,, or Jenny Kincaid Julian, (816) 550.4382,