KC things to do: Holiday lights and skating, symphony,

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane at Deanna Rose Farmstead will run through Jan. 8.

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane at Deanna Rose Farmstead will run through Jan. 8.

Courtesy Deanna Rose Farmstead

For those who still have a bit of the holiday spirit, several light displays and other area offerings — including four outdoor ice rinks — are continuing operations into 2023.

The Country Club Plaza announced that its holiday lights will be extended past the original turn-off date of Jan. 8 to Feb. 19 as part of the shopping district’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Here are other better-late-than-never ways to enjoy holiday fun:

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane, 5-11 p.m. through Jan. 8, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead (free). opkansas.org.

Gingerbread Lane, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Monday through Jan. 15, National Museum of Toys/Miniatures ($5-$8). toyandminiaturemuseum.org.

Olde World Christmas, noon-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 15, Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center ($5-$10). strawberryhillmuseum.org.

Sar-Ko Aglow, 6-11 p.m. through Jan. 16, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park (free). lenexa.com.

The Rink at Zona Rosa, hours vary through Jan. 31 ($10-$12). zonarosa.com.

Summit Ice, Lee’s Summit, hours vary through Feb. 26 ($4-$9). summitice.net.

The Ice at Park Place, hours vary through Feb. 26 ($9-$11). parkplaceleawood.com.

Crown Center Ice Terrace, hours vary through March 12 ($8). crowncenter.com/iceterrace.

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Trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling will be guest conductor for the Kansas City Symphony’s “Uptown Nights” Jan. 6-8 at the Kauffman Center. John Abbott Courtesy photo

Symphony’s blast from the past

The Kansas City Symphony will kick off a busy month with “Uptown Nights,” featuring 1940s and ’50s music inspired by famous Harlem hot spots such as the Cotton Club and the Savoy.

Under the guidance of guest conductor Byron Stripling and with vocalist Carmen Bradford and tap dancer Leo Manzari, the symphony will present “Uptown Nights” at 8 p.m. Jan. 6-7 and 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Kauffman Center. Tickets ($40-$115) and more information at kcsymphony.org.

The rest of the symphony’s January schedule: “The Fountains and Pines of Rome, Plus Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto,” Jan. 13-15; “Wagner’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ and the Barber Violin Concerto,” Jan. 20-22; “Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ in Concert,” Jan. 25-28; and “Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra,” Jan. 29.

More entertainment

South African soprano Pretty Yende will perform at the Folly as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series, 6 p.m. Jan. 7 ($12.50-$75). hjseries.org.

The Johnson County Home and Garden Show will offer landscaped gardens, professional advice, a boutique and more at the Overland Park Convention Center, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 6-7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 8 ($12-$14). johnsoncountyhomeshow.com.

Vendors and a live fashion show will be the highlights of Kansas City Engaged at the Kansas City Convention Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 8 ($12). kcengagedshow.com.

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Dan Kelly has been covering entertainment and arts news at The Star for 10 years. He previously worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune, The Miami Herald and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He also was on the University of Missouri School of Journalism faculty for six years, and he has written a historical novel, “Soaring with Vultures.”