Kansas City's premier retail, dining and entertainment destination, offering 180 shops and dozens of fine restaurants nestled within old-world architecture.
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)
Shoppers will recognize fine stores like Anthropologie and Tiffany & Co. Original Kansas City stores like Tivol and Baldwin give local flavor to the Plaza’s reputation as a national fashion center. Pleasant surprises can be found along each block – from boutiques to delicious chocolatiers, couture clothiers, stylish salons and fine jewelry.
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.
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.
The picturesque views of the Spanish influenced background entice Plaza visitors to dozens of outdoor dining venues. From charming al fresco cafés to second level terraces, the choices include; Gram & Dun, Zócalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria, Seasons 52, McCormick & Schmick's and Brio Tuscan Grille.
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.