Showing posts with label plaza lighting ceremony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plaza lighting ceremony. Show all posts

Thursday, November 22, 2012

2012 Plaza Lighting Ceremony Guide

The 83rd annual KCPL Plaza Lighting Ceremony will take place tonight at a new Plaza location – on Nichols Road and Pennsylvania near the Brio Tuscan Grille and Burberry. The stage will be located on Nichols Road, west of Pennsylvania facing east. The weather is going to be nice and warm this year for a change, as long as it stays dry.

This new location will feature a larger gathering area, allowing more Kansas City residents to get a great view of the stage and the flip of the switch. There will still be the normal celebrations in other areas of the plaza, including the fireworks on the roof of The Intercontinental Hotel which is always incredible. They will also be doing a remote broadcast of the action on the main stage from the pool area at The Intercontinental on the plaza.

Sporting Kansas City players Kei Kamara, Jimmy Nielsen and Matt Besler will flip the switch at 6:50 p.m. from the ceremony stage.

Below is the full schedule of events:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Pre-show performances and prizes.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: KCPL Plaza Lighting Ceremony.

6:50 p.m.: Flip of the switch by Sporting Kansas City players followed by fireworks over Nichols & Broadway.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Post-Ceremony Concert featuring Kansas City Band - The Elders.

For those who are unable to attend the festivities down at the Plaza, 41 Action News will be broadcasting the ceremony live.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Plaza Lighting Ceremony 2011 Kansas City

Whether you're ready for the holidays or not, they are upon us. Kansas City will be kicking off the festivities with the Plaza Lighting Ceremony 2011 on Thursday, November 24th at the Country Club Plaza.

Plaza Lighting 2015 Ceremony Info

The fun kicks off at 5:15pm with some pre-show entertainment from the same group of kids who performed last year. The lackluster "american idol / glee" style of performance was pretty lame and the only bright spot in the line up was the Dave Stephens Swing Orchestra who will unfortunately not be performing this year. The plaza lighting ceremony 2011 will be hosted by KSHB Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak and his faithful dog Stormy. The actual switch to turn on the plaza lights will be thrown by Eric Stonestreet from the TV show "Modern Family" who is a Kansas City native who struck out to find fame in show business.

2011 marks the 82nd annual plaza lighting ceremony and the weather is supposed to cooperate, looking at a mild 45 degrees or so and dry. There will be over 300,000 people in attendance to watch the plaza lighting ceremony 2011 so you should try to get down to the plaza early enough to find a good place to park. We have provided a plaza lighting ceremony parking map below for your convenience:
There will be two fireworks displays this year. As usual, there will be a fireworks display on top of the Intercontinental Hotel and another fireworks display from behind the main stage in front of Halls. Have a good time welcoming in the holiday season at this year's plaza lighting ceremony 2011 and be safe driving!

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