The Plaza

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J.C. Nichols Fountain

The Plaza is Kansas City’s premier retail, dining and entertainment destination, offering 180 shops and dozens of fine restaurants nestled within old-world architecture. 

We obviously won't be here for the holidays (too bad) but the Plaza spends seven weeks each winter dressed up in jewel-colored lights. More than 80 miles of holiday lights outline every shop, dome and tower of the Spanish-inspired shopping and entertainment district. Lavishly decorated store windows, horse-drawn carriages and carolers provide the perfect holiday backdrop. (Thanksgiving-Jan. 13)

Plaza Shopping
If you are a shopper (and I know Queen CW is-haha), you will recognize fine stores like Anthropologie and Tiffany & Co.

Starlight Theatre, the nation's 2nd largest outdoor ampitheatre.
Original Kansas City stores like Halls and Tivol give local flavor to the Plaza’s reputation as a national fashion center. Pleasant surprises can be found along each block ��" from tiny shoe boutiques to delicious chocolatiers, couture clothiers, stylish salons and fine jewelry.

Plaza Dining
Contemporary American to Kansas City steaks, authentic Italian to cosmopolitan Mexican are all a part of the Plaza experience. Whether it’s the hot spot that caters to the late crowd or a quiet courtyard café, the Plaza restaurants offer an atmosphere that no other district can duplicate.

Plaza Events
The Plaza is kept lively with a year-round calendar of music and special events, including the famous Plaza Lights and the widely recognized Plaza Art Fair, ranked among the top five art fairs nationally.
Crossroads Art District


Outdoor Dining
The picturesque views of the Spanish influenced background entice Plaza visitors to 18 outdoor dining venues. Classic Cup offers a sidewalk café and a courtyard patio shaded by colorful umbrellas. Baja 600’s flowering patio adds California flavor to traditional Mexican favorites. The newest restaurant, Brio Tuscan Grille, offers the best view of The Plaza from its terrace.

Live Music
The Plaza isn’t just shopping and dining. Some of the area’s finest musicians grace the Plaza with their lively tunes. Catch a variety of music, from jazz to reggae to classical, at a number of establishments throughout the Plaza any night of the week. From May through September, enjoy live music in the Plaza’s charming courtyards during the annual concert series.

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J.C. Nichols Fountain
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