Country Club Plaza: Upscale Shopping, Dining & EntertainmentKansas City's iconic cultural center became America's first suburban shopping district designed to accommodate the automobile when it opened in 1922. The Plaza is noted for its Spanish-style architecture, dazzling fountains, wrought-iron fenced courtyards, tree-lined boulevards, mosaics, statues and works of art. The 15-square block district is home to more than 150 shops and restaurants.
The 86th Annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony is Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26, 2015. Come experience the nation's oldest and largest Thanksgiving Night holiday event. The Raphael guests hold a distinct advantage over most of the 250,000 visitors attracted to the event - complimentary parking and easy access to the festivities just footsteps from the Lobby. The sight of the 15-block, Spanish style Plaza with its red-tiled rooflines, classic Moorish towers and spires bedecked in festive holiday lights fills millions of visitors with holiday joy each year. The Season of the Lights runs from Thanksgiving through the second Sunday of January.
Hours -10AM-7PM (most stores)
- Plaza Art Fair
- Thanksgiving Plaza Lighting Ceremony
- Season of the Lights
- Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts
- WaterFire Kansas City
- Cultural Activities