Barbara Eden and Other Nostalgic Stars Heading to Christmas Con in Kansas

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Christmas is coming early this year! Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett will serve as the official host for Christmas Con, heading to Kansas on June 9-11, 2023. I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden is the headliner for this event and she is joined by several nostalgic actors, many of them being Hallmark Christmas movie stars.

The official line-up includes Tyler Hynes, Kristopher Polaha, Jesse Metcalfe, Victor Webster, Nikki DeLoach, Kimberley Sustad, Cindy Busby, Ashley Williams, Autumn Reeser, Rachel Boston, Catherine Bell, Brooke D’Orsay, Alicia Witt, Melissa Joan Hart, Cameron Mathison, Brennan Elliott, Benjamin Ayres, Taylor Cole, Erin Cahill, Danica McKellar, Jen Lilley, and Wes Brown.

Christmas Con is coming to the Midwest this June

THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE, Jonathan Bennett, (aired Nov. 22, 2020)

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This is the first time the event will take place in the Midwest in the home base of Hallmark. Hallmark has become one of the top spots to binge new lighthearted Christmas films each year, with many of them airing almost year-round, not just in December.

THREE WISE MEN AND A BABY, from left: Tyler Hines, Paul Campbell, Andrew Walker, (aired Nov. 19, 2022).

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Convention founders Christina Figliolia and Liliana Kligman said about the upcoming event, “We have constantly been asked to bring Christmas Con to the Midwest and what better place to host a Christmas convention than the birthplace of Hallmark, Kansas City. All of us are truly excited to come share the Christmas spirit this June.”

THE SANTA CON, (from left): Jaleel White, Melissa Joan Hart

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Guests can expect tons of Christmas cheer, even in warm weather, and cast reunions for some of their favorite shows and movies. Summertime Santa will also stroll in for some photo ops along with lots of fun Christmas-themed photo displays. There will also be a holiday market where fans can get a jump on their holiday shopping. At the time of posting, a schedule has not been completed for the event but you can purchase tickets. Purchase your tickets here before they’re sold out (the VIP tickets are already gone!).

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