Mayor's Holiday Lighting Festival - Sponsorship Opportunities

Mayors 2016 Holiday Lighting Header To Friends of Kansas City Families:

On behalf of the Downtown Holiday Lighting Committee, I am writing to offer you the opportunity to help sponsor the 12th Annual Mayor’s Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival. This year’s event will be on Friday, November 18, from 4:00 to 7:30 PM. This tradition is a community favorite. We estimate that 1500 children will participate this year along with family members, resulting in crowds of several thousand celebrating the arrival of winter festivities.

Activities begin at 4:00 PM on the first floor of the Unified Government office building at 7th and Barnett. As in the past, there will be the neighborhood tree decorating contest, entertainment by local school and community groups, holiday characters, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, classic holiday movies, and other holiday traditions. The highlight of the evening is the lighting of the Mayor’s Tree at 7:00 PM, where the Mayor, Commissioners, and other elected officials will ‘flip the switch’ on holiday fun.

Depending on the sponsorship level you choose, you can be acknowledged on a wide range of promotional materials including a sponsorship banner, 3000 school flyers, multiple community newsletters, and a present under the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. There will also be a thank-you reception for sponsors Tuesday evening, November 15th. For more information regarding the Festival, to confirm your sponsorship, or request an invoice, please contact me at Downtown Shareholders, at (913) 371-0705 or A sponsorship level sheet is attached.

Thank you for your support of the Mayors’ Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival. I hope you will partner with us to make this celebration another success and bring the first official celebration of the season to our city.


Chuck Schlittler, Director, Downtown Shareholders Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival Committee Co-Chair

P.S. Please make your sponsorship check payable to DTS, noting Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival, and mail to 726 Armstrong Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101. Please confirm by Tuesday, November 1, to assist us in our planning. Thank you.