Why is it some parts of the year crawl while others fly by? It seems like we were just making the most of the end-of-summer concerts and fall festivals when the talk made a sharp turn toward the holidays. Everywhere you look from highway billboards to store displays there are impending signs of the holidays. While it still might be too early for hearing never-ending loops of holiday tunes on the overhead speakers, it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday plans for Thanksgiving and beyond.
A Kansas City Tradition
One of the most memorable things about being in Kansas City for the winter holidays is the bridge between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays that kicks off with the KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony. Now in its 87th year, the Plaza Lighting event is the area’s official beginning of the holiday season. This year, 2016 Olympic gold and bronze medal winner and KC native Jack Sock will do the honors of flipping the switch, lighting the 80 miles of lights outlining the Country Club Plaza.
Planning for the Lights
Plan to get there early to grab a spot before the festivities begin on the main stage at Nichols Road and Pennsylvania by Brio Tuscan Grille. The event kicks off at with pre-show performances from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., following by the lighting at 6:50 p.m. and a post-ceremony concert from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Be sure to also leave time for a warm drink and some window-shopping while you’re there.
Book a Personal Tour
If crowds are not for you, why not consider booking a personal tour of the Plaza lights and surrounding areas? Overland Chauffeured Services offers holiday lights tours of some of the most beautifully lit areas of downtown and the surrounding areas such as Candy Cane Lane in Johnson County and Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake. Most holiday-light tours run 3 to 5 hours in length and routes can be customized. For more lighting options to visit, check out the Johnson County Kansas Christmas Light Displays (subject to change).
Overland Chauffeured Services offers a number of vehicle options for tours. From intimate and luxurious limousines and Town Cars to vans, sprinters and coaches to comfortably accommodate larger groups. To make the experience even more convenient, Overland Chauffeured Services has a web-based online reservations booking app, offering real-time chauffeur information and vehicle location up to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up and the ability to make or modify car service as you go. Book now to reserve your own holiday memories with a chauffeured light tour from Overland Chauffeured Services.
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When you ride with Overland Chauffeured Services, you can rest assured all of our chauffeurs are properly screened and trained employees. All of Overland’s vehicles are properly licensed, insured, and regularly maintained with your safety and comfort in mind. We don’t take short cuts, and neither should you.
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