Kansas City lighting tradition to mark 83rd year

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | 3:46 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY — Three players from the Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City will help light up the Country Club Plaza on Thanksgiving night.

Matt Besler, Kei Kamara and Jimmy Nielsen will flip the switch that turns on more than 250,000 lights outlining buildings in Kansas City's upscale shopping and dining district.

The festivities also will include fireworks and musical performances.

The Plaza lighting ceremony is in its 83rd year and regularly draws tens of thousands of people. This year, the lights will shine daily from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. through Jan. 13.

Sporting Kansas City played in Missouri until moving to Livestrong Park in Kansas City, Kan.






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