The Country Club Plaza Christmas Tradition

On December 25, 1925, a string of lights at Country Club Plaza is lit, paving the way for a Christmas tradition that continues today. One of the most magical places in Missouri is Country Club Plaza in Kansas City at Christmas. The annual tradition brings thousands of people to the shopping center in the weeks leading up to the holiday. But it started small, with just a strand of lights over the doorway of the Mill Creek Building and a few random Christmas trees.