Tickets are now on sale! The party is Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at The Truman.

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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 16+ 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! 🎄🎅

Buy your tickets and mark your calendars! It’s the 17th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and we’re making the party better than ever at The Truman in Downtown, Kansas City! You know the drill: Dust off your ugliest holiday attire and save the date for Friday, December 3!

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Each year we have many companies host their holiday party at our event! Contact us for group sales and discounts:

The Party

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. See how you showed your support in 2020 and stay tuned for 2021’s plan! 

Mayor Sly James signing the the proclamation

The Official Day

Mayor Quinton Lucas and the city of Kansas City, MO has once again officially declared December 18, 2020 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

The Charity

Operation Breakthrough is a local non-profit dedicated to helping Kansas City children living in poverty. Founded more than 45 years ago, OB now serves more than 600 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.

Facts About the Charity: Operation Breakthrough

1 in 5 children are homeless. ALL of the children OB serves live in poverty.
Operation Breakthrough serves over 700 children, daily.
The annual income of OB families is less than $12,000.