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Ring in a greener holiday with family fun

This weekend, meet Santa, watch a holiday puppet performance, craft repurposed holiday ornaments and support local, environmental causes.

Breakfast with Santa benefits Kansas City Community Gardens

The Crestwood Shops are hosting Breakfast with Santa to benefit Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG). The event will include breakfast and a photo with Santa at Aixois Bistro and goody bags prepared by KCCG.

All proceeds benefit KCCG, which helps Kansas City’s low-income and food insecure grow healthy food. KCCG members get free or low-cost plants, seeds, fertilizer, tilling services and mulch. It also offers free workshops, hands-on activities and expert advice on garden planning and construction, maximizing the amount of food grown, and food preparation and preservation.

Two seatings are available at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 at Aixois Bistro, 251 E. 55th St., Kansas City, MO. Tickets are $25 and are available at

Holiday Party features Puppets for the Planet

The StoneLion Puppet Theatre will present Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Holiday Party hosted annually by Kansas City Parks and Recreation. The event will celebrate the holidays with green alternatives for the season including making ornaments and gifts from recycled products, live music, juggling, Sister Act Face Painting, exhibits by local environmental groups, make-and-take crafts with local artists and a visit from Santa. This event also includes a toy giveaway as part of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.

This free event will be held 12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 6 at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke, Kansas City, MO. The puppet performance will begin at 2 p.m. and Santa arrives at 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the Mayor’s toy giveaway. For more information, call 816-221-5351 or visit

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