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Crown Center Reveals 2020 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament 40th Ornament in the Series Highlights Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, MO (Oct. 7, 2020) — For the 40th year, Crown Center will offer Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornaments to benefit the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund and help the people of Kansas City during the holidays.
The 2020 upcycled ornament, produced from the wood of the Christmas tree that stood on Crown Center Square last year, is called “Heart of Kansas City.” The snow globe design features buildings from the Kansas City skyline and the Mayor’s Christmas Tree, as well as the iconic KC Heart, a symbol representing the region’s legacy as the “KC Heartland.” Hallmark artist Em Bronson designed the 2020 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament.
“As we celebrate 40 years of this great Kansas City tradition, we’re proud that the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament pays tribute to the spirit of our hometown,” said Stacey Paine, president of Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation. “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Certainly the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund will be more important than ever in helping the people of Kansas City celebrate the holidays. Opening your hearts to support this cause is a great way to show your KC pride and KC spirit.”
The 2020 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament will be available starting Friday, Nov. 27, for $15.95, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. The ornament can be purchased from Crown Center Customer Service:
- Advance orders may be placed by completing the 2020 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament advance order form on CrownCenter.com. Orders will be shipped in late November. Shipping fees apply.
- Stop by Level 2 of the Crown Center Shops or call 816-274-7251, starting Nov. 27.
- Corporate gift orders may be arranged by calling 816-274-7251.
Download images of the ornament in our press room photo gallery.
History of the Charity
The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund is a charitable association established in 1908 with a mission to provide assistance to the less fortunate in Kansas City during the holiday season. The fund helps several thousand people each holiday season and assists senior citizens, people with disabilities, and underprivileged children throughout the city. You can support the fund by purchasing the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament or by making a donation.
History of the Ornament
Since 1981, Crown Center has been selling commemorative ornaments to raise money for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. The first six ornaments (1981 through 1986) were ornaments from the Hallmark ornament line, revised as limited editions with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree inscription. Since 1987, for 34 years, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree ornament has been an original creation, designed by Hallmark artists and creative staff and made from the wood of the previous year’s Mayor’s Christmas Tree.
History of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree
Since 1973, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree has stood on Crown Center Square as a symbol of Kansas City and the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. The 100-foot-tall Mayor’s Christmas Tree – one of the tallest in the nation – is the centerpiece of holiday celebrations at Crown Center. The tree, which comes from the forests of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, will arrive in Kansas City after a 2,000-mile journey through six states on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.
For more details about the arrival of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree and Crown Center holiday events and activities, visit CrownCenter.com.
About Crown Center
Located on the southern edge of downtown Kansas City, Crown Center offers fine hotels, entertainment, dining, shopping, offices and residential living in the city’s burgeoning cultural arts and professional services district. The 85-acre complex, which opened in 1971 and serves as the international headquarters of Hallmark Cards, attracts more than 5 million visitors each year with two world-renowned attractions, SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City and LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and boasts one of the largest flexible meeting spaces in the Midwest at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel and The Westin Kansas City. Crown Center is home to two theaters, MTH Theater and the nationally acclaimed The Coterie, and more than 40 shops and restaurants. The complex is also home to Halls Kansas City, the region’s premier fashion destination. Visit CrownCenter.com for more details. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.