Plaza Lighting Ceremony: Workers hang lights on Plaza's iconic towers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Workers have been hard at work since August hanging lights ahead of next month's Plaza Lighting Ceremony.

On Wednesday, employees at Capital Electric hung lights on the Country Club Plaza's iconic towers.

It takes three workers about four months to hang the hundreds of thousands of lights that will be flipped on in a live ceremony on Thanksgiving Night from 6 to 7 p.m. on your 41 Action News station.

"After we hang them, we check them out again," said Capital Electric's Matt Deardorff, who is leading the hanging effort. "Just say a block at a time and make sure everything's burning and all the bulbs are good. Making sure everything's perfect."

The lights will illuminate the Plaza each night through Jan. 13.

41 Action Weather Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak will be the MC of the 83rd Annual KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony

Stick with 41 Action News and for more information on the Plaza Lighting Ceremony, including an announcement of who will flip the switch live on television during the event.

You can also track updates on the evening's events by heading to or following on Twitter @KCPLPlazaLights .

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