City Market

All local. All year. City Market is the place to be.

GingerBread Lane at City Market 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nov. 11 – Jan. 13
Admission is FREE. All ages are welcome.   

The groundbreaking for GINGERBREAD LANE, a whimsical interpretation of Kansas City in miniature cookie form, is set for Saturday, Nov. 4, when Mr. GingerBread, aka Chef Jon Lovitch, rolls into City Market with a truckload of gingerbread, frosting, and candy. As foreman of the GINGERBREAD LANE construction site, Lovitch says his crew will work in the paddle wheel atrium at the Steamboat Arabia Museum 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily until Tuesday, Nov. 7.

 He plans to use more than 2,000 pounds of ingredients to build the display that will feature familiar Kansas City landmarks in sugar and spice. GINGERBREAD LANE will officially open to the public Saturday, Nov. 11, and will be on display daily 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. including MERRY MARKET, weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

GINGERBREAD LANE will close on Jan. 4. GINGERBREAD LANE has been made possible by these local sponsors:

The Builders, a Chapter of the AGC

Reardon Pallet Company

Cristina’s Produce

KC Current

MERRY MARKET: Gifts, Giving & Good Cheer 

EVERY WEEKEND THANKSGIVING THROUGH CHRISTMAS: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 24-26, Dec. 2-3, Dec 9-10, and Dec. 16-17
Admission is FREE. All ages are welcome.   

***Holiday Shopping***Festive Entertainment***Engaging Activities***Delicious Food***Seasonal Drinks***


MERRY MARKET is an open-air holiday shopping experience featuring all-local artisans with handmade products including paintings, ceramics, leatherwork, custom clothing, décor, jewelry, and more. Shop more than 75 unique artisans and makers curated by ART GARDEN KC.


MERRY MARKET also features all the things that make holiday shopping even more delightful:
•Sip, sample, stroll, and shop with seasonal beers, canned cocktails, and other libations from Minsky’s & Boulevard Brewing Company,* and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
•Try tasty “walkable” treats from City Market restaurants.
•Shop a seasonal selection of Farmers Market vendors.
•Explore City Market shops for fabulous finds.
•Enjoy holiday music, talented buskers, and live performances on our Community stage.
•Visit GINGERBREAD LANE, a whimsical interpretation of Kansas City in miniature cookie form.
•Be on the lookout for special guest appearances, samplings, giveaways, photo ops, and more.


For MERRY MARKET information, visit City Market online and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Artists interested in participating in MERRY MARKET, please inbox us with your basic info and email.

MERRY MARKET is sponsored by the MISSOURI DIVISION OF TOURISM and supported in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund [NTDF].


Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Amy Kuhnlein at
*You must be 21 years old with a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages. 

Host Your Special Event at City Market!


Public Expos – Festivals – Weddings – Fundraisers – Corporate Events – Class Reunions – Company Picnics

City Market has open-air and climate-controlled facilities as well as City Market Park for event space to suit your own. Please review our Event Rental Information and return the enclosed Event Application.

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