This is one of my first events each year. On Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas in the Sky kicks off the holiday season in the Greater Kansas City area. There's all sorts of entertainment and then Santa arrives to read A Visit from St. Nicholas and present the First Gift of Christmas -- a silver bell from Santa's sleigh -- to a very deserving child from the area. In 2012 there were 10,000 on hand for the stage show and spread out around the park for the huge fireworks show at the end, police estimates were over 30,000 people. Great fun and a great way to start the season.