I’ve been writing lately about how we pull together large holiday displays for our customers at Animated Lighting. I thought I’d include our work at the Christmas On Ice event in Madison, MS, as the latest entry in this series.
Baptist Health Systems has been in business for more than 100 years and uses “Leaders in Healthcare, Followers in Faith” as their slogan. The organization is actively involved in the community promoting wellness and family and also living their religious beliefs.
Animated Lighting was approached by Steve Hutton in June 2012 about a new project that was about to be undertaken by Baptist Health Systems called “Christmas on Ice.”
The organization wanted to create an event that would be fun and exciting for families while also offering a way to walk and discuss the birth of Jesus and the religious importance of the Christmas season.
After gathering all the requirements, Animated Lighting designed a display with the following components:
Here is a picture of the entrance to Christmas On Ice 2012:
Steve Hutton was hoping for 35,000 people to visit during their 6 weeks of Christmas On Ice 2012. They instead had over 105,000 visitors for their 6 weeks! Steve happily learned that Christmas On Ice needed to grow substantially for 2013.
Animated Lighting worked with Steve to increase the lighting portion of the display to include the following:
The tree is erected in different sections. Here we are placing the top section in place.
The finished tree. Stunning, isn’t it!
Our Singing Christmas Tree Family is an incredibly charming and fun product. There are four Christmas Trees (12-, 10-, 8- and 6-feet-tall models) that “sing” to traditional Christmas songs. They all take turns being the “lead singer” while the other Trees sing “backup”. These trees were at the new (and larger) entrance to Christmas On Ice 2013.
Here is a picture with a young visitor getting his picture taken with the Singing Christmas Trees:
Here is the video of the Singing Christmas Tree family at the entrance to Christmas On Ice 2013:
We have a video showing the various lighting elements of Christmas On Ice 2013 that you can see below:
After two incredibly successful years, we are already developing ideas to make the 2014 event even more attractive. Stay tuned!