Missouri’s Holiday Season Traditions

 If you ask a Kansas Citian, “What is your most enduring memory of the holiday season in Kansas City, Missouri?” they will almost always say, “Holiday Shopping at the Country Club Plaza” and “The Plaza Lights!”

The annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony on Thanksgiving Night is the official start to Kansas City, Missouri’s holiday season. The tradition began in 1930 as sixteen lights hung over a doorway.  Now it includes 280,000 multi-colored bulbs outlining the buildings and towers of Kansas City’s famous Country Club Plaza.  The impressive display of lights remains on until January 16, 2011.

When making your travel plans and lodging arrangements for shopping and touring the “Plaza,” keep in mind that Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, is only eleven miles from and less than fifteen minutes to the famous Kansas City Country Club Plaza.  Your stay at Hawthorn, A Bed and Breakfast, in historical Independence, Missouri, will create one of your most enduring holiday memories!

Jim and Wendy Allen
Innkeepers at Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast, our
Bed and Breakfast in Independence MO

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