Holiday laser show to light up downtown KC

Posted at 6:09 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 19:32:55-05

If you think it's just not the holidays without the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra set to lasers and LEDs, downtown Kansas City is the place for you.

This weekend and next, local performance art collective Quixotic will present "Luminat: A Holiday Laser Light Installation" between Union Station and Crown Center.

It's part of Downtown Dazzle, an annual holiday effort to get people off the freeways and into downtown.

"Downtown Dazzle is a celebration of everything happening in downtown for the holidays," explained Mike Hurd, Director of Marketing for the Downtown Council.

It includes a free concert, the KC Ballet's "Nutcracker", the Kansas City symphony, and the Heartland Men's Chorus performances.

And of course, Quixotic's light and sound spectacle.

"Creating experiences that bring people together to celebrate all the cool stuff that's going on in our city," is how Quixotic founder Anthony Magliano describes it.

"We have about 32 high powered beams that will be shooting up into the atmosphere so you'll be able to see it from miles away, we have two twenty watt lasers," bragged Will Funk, Quixotic technical designer.

"It's always been a dream to do a larger scale installation in my hometown and this is it," he said.

Quixotic's shows will occur between 6:00 and 10:00 PM Saturday, December 3rd and again Saturday, December 10th. During the show crews will close Main from Pershing to 20th Street.



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