Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony & more Downtown news

On a beautiful November evening, hundreds of people packed Crown Center Friday to celebrate its 50th year as home to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree and lighting ceremony. The tree is a symbol of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which is dedicated to assisting the people of Kansas City during the holiday season. – Rich Sugg, Kansas City Star

4 to know: Downtown KC news beat

Photo gallery: Mayor’s Christmas Tree switched on during ceremony at Crown Center

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A rendering, provided by the Kansas City Royals, of what a new Downtown Kansas City ballpark could look like. –  KC Royals image.