And This Year’s Famous Flipper-Of-The-Plaza-Lights-Switch Is …

“Flipping the switch” at the Plaza Lighting Ceremony is a tried-and-true tradition. This is the 90th anniversary for the event—once again taking place Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, Nov. 28. What big name holds the honor of illuminating the Country Club Plaza this year?

Left to right: Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update anchor Michael Che with Heidi Gardner as Angel and host Matt Damon as Tommy. Photo by Will Heath/NBC.

All hail Kansas City native, comedian Heidi Gardner!

Gardner is a current cast member on Saturday Night Live, and has appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Finale and Superstore on NBC. She represents her love of Kansas City proudly and remains a Chiefs and Royals fan.

“We are proud to have Heidi Gardner join us at 90th Annual Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony,” says Kasey Vena, marketing and sponsorship director for Country Club Plaza. “She is a Kansas City fan favorite, and we know she will add an upbeat, fun energy to this year’s event.”