The Plaza lights are on, Crown Center is lit up, downtown is lit, Town Center is lit, Zona Rosa is lit; there are so many lights I'll never get to see them all. Plus the lights people hang on their homes - no way can I get to every venue. Well, St. Nick could, I guess. He's about the only one who could magically travel to every publicly lit display and all of the beautiful displays individuals have put up this year.
The Country Club Plaza has been lighting up since the 1930's. Every Thanksgiving thousands of light go on all at once on every building on the Plaza. They've also added fireworks to the extravaganza. The best place from which to view the lights is from within a warm building with a lovely view and good service. Preferably 3 or more stories high.
Once the lights are on, it's definitely worth bundling up for an extended walk about through every block. Like a winter wonderland with laughing people, horse drawn carriages and the fabulous lights. Music floats out on the street from within the joyful pubs & restaurants; it is truly delightful. If you get cold, just stop in any of the shops - you'll be welcome. I would rather window shop on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City than Rodeo Drive even in the cold winter months. The people are grand!