5 Locals Who Deserve to Turn On the Kansas City Plaza Lights

We happily admit that Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals is a great pick this year to hit the holiday lights and dazzle the Plaza. The Boys in Blue lit up fans across the country last season, so it’s perfectly fitting that one of their own light up the Plaza.

But this got us thinking about other very deserving folks who would make a great addition to the tradition. Check out our top picks, then throw in a few of your own in the comments below.

(Side note for those who have no idea what we are talking about: click now. We’ll be kind and assume you’re not from around here.)


The Unfiltered Wheat Beer of Boulevard Brewing


In honor of its 25th birthday on November 17, we think this guy deserves to sparkle under the lights.


Graham Zusi & Matt Besler

Matt Besler and Graham Zusi holding the MLS Cup at Sporting Park

These Sporting KC stars helped lead the U.S. Men’s National Soccer team to the knockout round in the World Cup this past summer. Plus, look how well they hold that cup together. #TeamWork


Joe from Oklahoma Joe’s Joe’s Kansas City


The best BBQ joint in town officially changed its name to represent the city that it loves. Hats off to Joe — or whoever you are — for making this restaurant a true KC citizen. Light ’em up!


Cat Suite Royals Fans

Cat Suit Fans








Getting these scantily-clad Royals fans to flip the switch would be the cat’s meow. Sorry.


Mazuma Mike


The man … the myth … the Mazuma legend (well, at least for the past eight months or so). Looks like he’s been practicing, too.


Bonus Option

Hunter Pence … but ONLY if this happens

Hunter Pence electrocution

Hunter Pence flips the switch down to turn on the lights.


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