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ESHS Transformed Into Egyptian Temple

Excelsior Springs High School Art Appreciation classes have transformed their hallway into an Egyptian Temple that looks amazing! Rebecca Ryan and Sherie Renne’s students have done a great job of making one feel like they are in the middle of a pyramid! Have a look:

Episode 1 – Courtney & Sam – A Podcast of Ramblings

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Courtney and her friend Samantha Kilgore team up to record ramblings as they rumble along to Kansas City each week. In this first edition’s podcast, Sam and Courtney reflect on why working at Job Corps is so great.


Have a topic that you want to hear us discuss? Contact Courtney or Samantha on Facebook and check back here weekly for links to our next episode!

5 Christmas Things To Do in Excelsior Springs Area



While in Excelsior Springs there are ongoing events such as the Lane of Lights, Hall of Trees, and seasonal sales in all of the stores, there are plenty of other things happening just outside the area that folks might want to partake in!

1. World’s of Fun – Winterfest

World’s of Fun isn’t just for summertime happenings! With Winterfest, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland of fun for you to enjoy! Here are some of the details from their promotions:

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Worlds of Fun like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including a selection of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Worlds of Fun culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef thoughtfully crafts a holiday-style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, glazed hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade holiday breads and desserts that leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to exceptional shopping and live shows, WinterFest is the grandest holiday event in Kansas City!

Click here for more details about Winterfest!


2. Olde World Christmas Weekend Tours – Kansas City, Kansas


The Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center (720 N 4th St., Kansas City, KS 66101) has decorated for the holidays and will be giving weekend tours! You purchase tickets ($10 each) at the door with either cash or check only.


Click here for more details about Strawberry Hill


3. Santa Dives at Kansas City Zoo


What’s red and white and swimming with the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza? Santa! Get a one-of-a-kind photo of Santa as penguins torpedo around him. Watch the penguin bubbles trail the man in the red suit and hear the children giggle. Dives are at 2 p.m. December 22nd and 23rd.

Click here for more info on the Santa Dives at the KC Zoo


Also, watch for Santa Dives at the Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City December 18, 19, and 20 at 11:00am. Santa will join the deep sea fun as he dives into the Ocean Tank to see all of the good little fishies this holiday season! They’ve decked the halls of Stingray Bay where you can write a letter to your favorite sea creature!

Please note, all activities are included with the regular price of admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium. Purchase tickets online in-advance to save on individual admission! Tickets available online at:

Click here for more details

4. Local Choirs at Crown Center

Click here for more details and for a list of choirs performing


5. Christmas Day Blanket Handout to Homeless


The UAW 249 Local’s Motorcycle Committee is preparing to hand out blankets on Christmas Day to our area’s homeless. They are looking for help in handing out items, but also collecting blankets, for those who may have some to donate.

Click here for more information on getting involved in this effort

For related posts made on this subject, visit:

Excelsior Springs Lane of Lights Schedule

12 Christmas Events in Excelsior Springs

New Excelsior Springs Library

Many thanks to all who supported Proposition L. The funding from the measure has paid for a renovation of our old library, expanding and configuring new technologies throughout the entire space. On Wednesday, December 5th a grand opening was held where multiple community leaders were invited to speak.

7 Activities in Excelsior Springs This Week

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There’s a lot going on in Excelsior Springs every day that you won’t want to miss out on, but here are seven activities coming up this week that you won’t want to miss!

• Wednesday, December 5 at 9:00am – Mid-Continent Public Library Opening Celebration
Our citizens have eagerly been awaiting the new construction that has been underway at our beloved library! Join them this Wednesday morning for a formal opening, with entertainment and treats, too!

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• Wednesday, December 5 – 9:30am – MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) Monthly Meeting
There’s a new Mom’s group in Excelsior Springs through the First United Methodist Church. Be sure to join other area pre-school aged moms with their children for some fun and fellowship each month! Click here for more details!

• Thursday, December 6 – 11:30am-1:00pm – SAFE Meeting
The Substance Abuse Free Environments (SAFE) committee will be holding its monthly meeting at the Excelsior Springs Hospital. There will be a special presentation given by ES Hospital CEO Kristen DeHart regarding access to opioid addiction treatment that will be offered through our hospital. For more details, see the Friday, Nov. 30th edition of the Excelsior Springs Standard.

• Friday, December 7 – 12:30pm – Chamber Meet & Eat
This Friday the Excelsior Springs Chamber will be having a Meet & Eat gathering at Price Chopper for lunch. Join in on this networking event and get more details by clicking here!

• Friday, December 7 – 7:00pm – Atlas Saloon
Every Friday evening, the Atlas Saloon downtown on Broadway will have Karaoke Friday’s! Swing in for a beer from their new brewery at the location and get your sing on!

Saturday, December 8 – 5:45pm and 7:45pm – Holly Jolly Trolley Tours & Taste of Christmas
This Saturday, the Excelsior Springs Chamber will be offering Holly Jolly Trolley Tours throughout town to see the houses competing in this season’s Lighted Displays! Click here for more info!

Get tickets to the Taste of Christmas and you’ll have access to visit 15 Excelsior Springs businesses to enjoy tasty treats and shopping on December 8th from 1:00-4:30pm! Click here for details!


• Lane of Lights – Lover’s Lane and 10 Hwy – Donations for Entry
The Lane of Lights is open 5:30pm-10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30pm-9:00pm on Sundays through Thursdays. Proceeds go to the group that is sponsoring the Lane for that night and the Christmas Committee! Here’s the list for this week’s hosts:

Monday – Excelsior Springs Optimists
Tuesday – ESHS Band Boosters
Wednesday – Ice Crushers Baseball
Thursday – Boy Scout Troop 309
Friday – Westview PAWS
Saturday – Cyclones Softball
Sunday – Good Samaritan Center


Looking for more information regarding Excelsior Springs? Be sure to check out these recent blog posts:

12 Christmas Events in Excelsior Springs

Excelsior Springs Lane of Lights Schedule

5 Things Excelsiorites Want the Community to Know