Holidays

November 21, 2013

Plaza lights: By the numbers

10: Hours each day the Plaza lights will shine (from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.)
10

: Hours each day the Plaza lights will shine (from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

14

: Years Kansas City Power Light has been the presenting sponsor of the Plaza Lighting ceremony

16

: Lights on the very first strand ever hung on the Plaza

29

: Towers on the Country Club Plaza decorated with colored lights

60

: Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit at the time of the lighting ceremony in 2012.

84

: Years the Plaza has held a lighting ceremony

125

: Size in feet of the largest diesel boom lift used to install lights on Plaza buildings

208

: Volt control wires strung between buildings on the Plaza to connect all the lights

6:53

: Exact time tonight when hometown comedian and actor Rob Riggle will throw the switch to turn on the Plaza lights

1930

: First official year of the Plaza Lighting ceremony

Sources: Highwoods Properties, owner of the Plaza and producer of the lighting ceremony; The Kansas City Star

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