Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 100-foot-tall Mayor's Christmas Tree, one of the nation's tallest, is the centerpiece for an illuminating holiday celebration. Mayor Sly James and special guest Kalen Allen, the viral star behind YouTUbe's "Kalen Reacts," will flip the switch to light the tree. A special appearance by Andrea Tribitt and musical entertainment by the Youth Chorus of Kansas City

The tree is a symbol of the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund, which is dedicated to assisting the city's less fortunate. Program begins at 5:30 p.m. No admission fee. 816-274-8444. After the holidays, the wood from the Mayor's Christmas Tree is made into commemorative ornaments, which are sold the following year to benefit the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund. This year's Mayor's Christmas Tree Ornament "Skate Away" is available at Crown Center Customer service beginning November 23rd.