Tuesday, March 11, 2014
10: Hours each day the Plaza lights will shine (from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.)
Set your alarms now, because you dont want to miss the Country Club Plazas lights being turned on at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Plaza officials test the lights early Wednesday morning, looking for potential problems before the next days more celebrated event.
The man who is turning on the Plaza lights this year has a resume that includes a stint on Saturday Night Live, roles in a host of movies, service in the Marine Corps and unswerving optimism about the fortunes of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Each year, theater companies decide what kind of entertainment to offer during the holidays. And they have three basic approaches to the holidays: observe them, ignore them or break from tradition. This year you can see all three.
The Country Club Plaza is illuminated with lights and 2011 is no different. Video takes viewers on a fast paced ride through the lights with thousands of still photographs edited into video.
A smug television anchor, an Asgardian god, a shady stockbroker and a bow-wielding insurgent are just a few of the characters vying for supremacy at multiplexes during the holidays. Here are 16 movies that studios hope will ring in a bountiful box-office and/or critical acclaim.
Who has thrown the switch at the Plaza Lights ceremony?
The 2009 Thanksgiving evening lighting of the Country Club Plaza marked the beginning of the holiday season in Kansas City.