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Plaza Lights Kansas City Country Club Plaza

Updated on January 21, 2015

Plaza Lights On The Kansas City Country Club Plaza

A visit to The Kansas City Country Club Plaza always has a touch of magic in it with it's European flavor, it's fountains, and horse drawn carriages,. The Plaza is a major landmark in Kansas City, a premier shopping district and a place for many festivals and events, including the Plaza Art Fair and the Dragon Boat Races, but the most loved event is the Plaza Lighting Ceremony which happens every year on Thanksgiving Evening.

Photo by timsamoff

The Country Club Plaza Holiday Lights

My favorite time of year to visit the Plaza is when the Christmas lights are on from Thanksgiving Day through January 17.

Plaza Christmas Lights - Kansas City Country Club Plaza

Photo by Save the Plaza 2010
Photo by Save the Plaza 2010

From Save the Plaza 2010 on Facebook

The Plaza also includes precise light fixture reproductions of San Francisco's Path of Gold streetlights.

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Plaza Christmas Lights - Kansas City Country Club Plaza

by Save the Plaza 2010
by Save the Plaza 2010

Photo from Save the Plaza 2010 on Facebook

Plaza Lighting Ceremony

The Most Important Thing

"The basic design of the Country Club Plaza reflects classic European influences, especially those of Seville, Spain, with major architectural reproductions, such as a half-sized Giralda Tower of Seville (the tallest building in the Plaza)."

Seville, the Giralda (tower) of the Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede - photo by azwegers

Seville, the Giralda (tower) of the Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede
Seville, the Giralda (tower) of the Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede

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There are more than thirty statues, murals, and tile mosaics on display in the area

J.C.Nichols Fountain Country Club Plaza

Source

Buy Kansas City, Missouri: An Architectural History - 1826-1990

Kansas City Country Club Plaza Video

The Plaza Has Fountains

Flickr photo by whiterabbitart

A Quick Look at Kansas City - by Video

Check Out These Plaza Art Fair Websites

Annual PLAZA ART FAIR 2015

September Friday: 5 - 10pm Saturday: 10am - 10pm

Treasure of the Plaza Art Fair - Photo by Gregory M Zenitsky

Treasure of the Plaza Art Fair by Gregory M Zenitsky
Treasure of the Plaza Art Fair by Gregory M Zenitsky

Plaza Art Fair Crowd by timsamoff

Plaza Art Fair Crowd by timsamoff
Plaza Art Fair Crowd by timsamoff

Country Club Plaza Art Fair Video

How Do You Like The Kansas City Country Club Plaza?

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Very nice reading! Thank you for posting this lens! Thumbs up

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @ImmatureEntrepr: Thanks, Immature_Entrepreneur!

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      ImmatureEntrepr 6 years ago

      Great lens! Nothing is better than Christmas on the Plaza. :)

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @mbgphoto: Thank you for the blessing, mb! And for adding this lens to your December Memories.

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @julieannbrady: Yes, they are, Julie.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Thanks for the memories. When I lived in KC, I worked on Main Street just up from the Plaza...saw the beautiful lights every night as I left work. Blessed and added to my December Memories.

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Oh wow -- it's the lights which are magnificent.

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @PNWtravels: Vicki, Thank you for the Angel Blessing!

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Thanks for the beautiful visit to Kansas City Country Club Plaza. Blessed to a SquidAngel.

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      patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Hi Johanna, thanks for visiting. I am not familiar with Sitka, AK. Would love to see photos.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi K.C. !!! I used to live in Kansas City. Now I'm in Sitka, AK. I have a spectacular view of Mt. Edgecumbe from my workplace. It may get in the 40's today. Right now, the sky is 90% clear. But, like K.C. it can change on a dime. And yes, I miss the Plaza !