The Country Club Plaza, Kansas City
the country club plaza lighting ceremony...
every year, they put christmas lights on all over the plaza. it's really pretty and makes walking down there at night enjoyable, if you can stand the cold. they have a big ceremony at thanksgiving (last thursday in november) when the lights are turned on. i went to it one year expecting it to be really stupid and full of hype. i was happily surprised... it was magical. the moment when the lights came on was amazing.. everything around me had been transformed from medicore and drab to sparkly and beautiful. i would definitely go back, if i'm ever in kansas city at that time of year.
Dress Code: lots of very warm clothes