What can I expect throughout the 2023 REMY™ Awards Ceremony event?

The reception will be held at The Kill Devil Club, just across the hall from where the awards ceremony and holiday celebration will take place! So, get excited to see multiple venue styles all in one evening!

What's on the page?

Scroll to learn about:
- The White Elephant Gift Exchange
- Toys for Tots
- Hotels in the area
- The Suburbans
- 360 Photo and Video Booth

Get ready to laugh, gasp, and trade your way to the most coveted, wacky, and downright ridiculous gifts you've ever seen! This year at our REMY™ event, we will be hosting a White Elephant Gift Exchange, and you won't want to miss out.

Challenging the Limits: Attempting the Guinness World Record for the Largest White Elephant Gift Exchange!

What do I need to do to participate?
• Bring a wrapped gift (gift must be PG rated) to the event
• Take a number upon arrival and dropping off your gift at registration 

'Tis the season of giving, and you can make a child's holiday dreams come true! Join us in spreading warmth and joy to children in need by contributing to our "Toys for Tots" gift drive. This year at our REMY™ event, we will have an opportunity for you to bring a toy to donate for Toys for Tots!

Be a Holiday Hero: Bring a Gift for "Toys for Tots"!

What are the gift requirements?
New and Unwrapped: Toys must be brand-new and in their original packaging. This rule is crucial to ensure the safety and integrity of the toys.
Age-Appropriate: Toys should be suitable for children up to age 16. It's essential to consider the age range indicated on the toy's packaging and select toys that align with this guidance.
No Weapons or Violence: Toys that resemble weapons or promote violence are not accepted. This includes items like toy guns, knives, or violent video games.
No Food Items: Do not donate food items, including candy, perishable goods, or homemade treats, as these cannot be distributed as toys.
No Gift Cards or Cash: While monetary donations are appreciated, the Toys for Tots program primarily collects physical toys. If you want to make a financial contribution, you can check the Toys for Tots website for information on how to do so.
No Used Toys: Used toys are generally not accepted as part of the Toys for Tots program. The organization's focus is on providing new, unwrapped gifts.

Questions You May Have About The Event

What is the attire for the evening?

Cocktail attire is preferred!

Do I have to participate in the white elephant gift exchange?

You do not have to participate, but we encourage you to! NARI KC is Attempting the Guinness World Record for the Largest White Elephant Gift Exchange! We cannot break the record without you, so bringing a wrapped gift is strongly encouraged!

What are good examples of a white elephant gift I can bring?

We encourage you to get creative, while keeping the items PG rated! Some examples include funky socks,  ridiculous coffee mugs, lightsaber chopsticks,  mop slippers, and so much more! (If you are unsure if the gift you plan on brining is appropriate for this event, then best guess is that it isn't ... so choose something else!)

What unwrapped gifts should I bring for the "Toys for Tot's" drive?

Need some ideas for what unwrapped gifts to bring for the Toys for Tot's drive? Look no further! Some gift ideas include: puzzles, art supplies, sports equipment, jewelry making kits, journals/diaries, model cars, etc.

Please Note: All items must be in their original packaging!

Did you know we will have a 360 Photo & Video Booth at the REMY™ event this year?

During our Holiday Celebration (9-11pm) The Suburbans will be leading the crowd with their live music!

Listed below are different hotels near The Kill Devil Club if you wish to purchase a room for after the event!

*Click on the image to be taken to their webpage

Hotel Kansas City - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

1228 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown, an IHG Hotel

1301 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Hilton President Kansas City 

1329 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105

Loews Kansas City Hotel 

1515 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center 

1535 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads 

1571 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108


The Kill Devil Club 31 E. 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64106


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