The Ugly Christmas Sweater Celebration is a series of activities in Kansas City that serve as a fundraiser for Operation Breakthrough. It’s organized by a group of volunteers and has become one of KC’s favorite holiday traditions. News has spread nationally over the 18+ years through TV, books, magazines, online media, and even a Travel Channel documentary! The event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and countless memories.
Christmas is coming! Dec, 1 2023
We are THRILLED to announce Five time ACM Duo Of The Year nominee and 2023’s People’s Choice Country Awards Group/Duo Of The Year nominee, Maddie & Tae, as the headline artist for the 19th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!
The event will also have holiday-themed games, photo booth, costume contest, raffle prizes and more! Doors open at 7:00PM. Limited VIP tickets are available for purchase that offer all inclusive: select domestic drafts and well liquors. New 🎉 this year we will be selling a limited number of tickets for our Private Balcony Experience, where you can elevate your view, get above the crowd and enjoy an open bar, private bathrooms, and food! You know the drill: Dust off your ugliest holiday attire and buy your tickets now! (🎥 video credit: ribbons and reels)
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The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is an annual open bar holiday party, thrown by a group of volunteers, that supports Operation Breakthrough by raising funds and awareness for kids living in poverty in Kansas City’s urban core. Save the date for the 19th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at The Truman on Friday, December 1, 2023!
The Official Day
Mayor Quinton Lucas and the city of Kansas City, MO has once again officially declared December 1, 2023 as ‘Ugly Sweater Day’. Founded in 2013, this Kansas City holiday was declared to encourage local residents and business to donate food, toys, money, time, and cheer during the holiday season! Every business, big or small, can have an impact and help support the cause their own (creative) way.
Operation Breakthrough is a local non-profit dedicated to helping Kansas City children living in poverty. Founded more than 50 years ago, OB now serves more than 700 children daily from the Kansas City urban core. Their mission is to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education.