Weston, Queen of the Platte Purchase, became a significant mid-nineteenth century Missouri River port community, the second largest port on the river, second only to St. Louis. In 1850 over 300 steamboats a year docked at the Port of Weston. The population soared to 5,000, surpassing both Kansas City and St. Joseph. But after major floods, fires, and the Civil War, the bustling town declined to about 1,000. When you see all that goes on here, you may be surprised to learn that over a century later, Weston still has fewer than 2,000 residents.
In 1972, a major portion of the early town was designated an Historic District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places having retained a substantial portion of its early residences and commercial structures.
There are several historical legends that have roots in Weston. Ben Holladay, Buffalo Bill Cody, Daniel Boone and Mary Owens to name a few. You can read more about these settlers and their road to fame and fortune on the Weston, MO website. You can also read more about the town on the Legends of America website.
Spend a little time in Historic Weston and you will soon see that the town offers a wide range of historical experiences, including antebellum homes, museums, walking tours, and a historic shopping district. Many of the antique, home furnishing, gift shops and restaurants are located in buildings built prior to the Civil War.
DECEMBER 1, 2 & 3, 2017
CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR | PURCHASE TICKETS (Link Below)
The 36th Anniversary Of Weston’s Candlelight Homes Tour
The Friday evening tour is limited to 200 tickets and will include a drink and light fare at “Eventful.” The homes will be open from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Seating is between 5:00 and 8:30 PM. Tickets are $35.00
Saturday tour hours are noon to 8:00 PM, and Sunday the homes will be open from noon to 5:00 PM. Tickets are good for either Saturday or Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of tour.
To celebrate the 36th anniversary of the “Christmas Candlelight Homes Tour”, Weston’s favorite traditions will be back. The downtown street lamps will be a glow with greenery and lights, the streets leading to the tour homes will be lined with luminaries, and of course, Weston’s Father Christmas, who for 30 years has evoked feelings of a Christmas long ago, will be on hand to greet visitors.
No trip to Weston would be complete without visiting the wide array of restaurants, shops, and attractions. All the homes on the tour are within walking distance of the historic downtown district, so there will be plenty of time to do your holiday shopping!
For more information call the Chamber of Commerce office at (816) 640-2909 or purchase your tickets online here. Tickets purchased online will be held in will call at the Chamber office. The Chamber office will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday to facilitate ticket delivery.
DECEMBER 9, 2017
SECOND SATURDAYS IN WESTON
Have fun with us every Second Saturday…shops open late in downtown Weston.
An Old Fashion Christmas
Family Fun Every Sunday
Doors open at 5:00 pm
Inside the New Deal Tobacco Warehouse on 45 Highway, Cline’s Opry presents family friendly country music and comedy every Sunday at 5pm. With a 4,000 sq. ft building enclosed with old tin from local tobacco barns along with a 800 sq. ft. stage and comfortable theatre seating, central air & heating, you can enjoy some of the finest entertainers & acts in the country, in a rustic setting.
Sunday shows are from 5pm to 7pm. National and regional acts are announced throughout the year. Sunday show prices are $12 per person with children 12 and under free. Concessions available. Like our Cline’s Opry Facebook page and keep posted on all upcoming events.
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