Downtown dazzles with holiday spirits, entertainment

Matt Carrillo and his band will put you in the holiday spirit with a night of jazz standards, interpretations of holiday songs, and other surprises on Thursday evening at The Ship in the West Bottoms.

Downtown is dazzling this week

KC Ballet: ‘The Nutcracker’ thru Christmas Eve

KC Symphony: ‘Home Alone’ thru Christmas Eve

Matt Carrillo’s Holiday Jazz Show at The Ship

Santa’s Gingerbread Station at Crown Center

Union Station is aglow with Holiday Reflections

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 25 years of holiday rock

‘The Soul of Jazz’ exhibition is the talk of the town

plus, theatrical spirits…

‘Christmas in Song’ @ Quality Hill Playhouse

‘The Elves and The Shoemaker’ @ Union Station

‘Sensatia, Cirque Cabaret’ @ Quixotic Theater

‘A Spectacular Christmas’ @ MTH Theater

The Kansas City Ballet presents its annual holiday showcase of ‘The Nutcracker’ now through Christmas Eve at the Kauffman Center.