About the Event
A celebration event for the town’s Christmas light switch on and continuing programme of Christmas themed events.
We were asked by the Uppingham Town Partnership, which consists of council representatives, local businesses and volunteers, to create a unique entertainment solution for their Christmas lights switch-on.
We came up with the concept of using stilt-walkers in Christmas Tree costumes to provide mobile entertainment, accessible to all visitors. The costumed stilt-walkers wore hand-made dresses fashioned using layers of green fabric to create the effective Christmas tree shape. Decorations, lights and tinsel were applied to the costume to create the appearance of a walking Christmas Tree.
In addition, we provided costumed Mr & Mrs Claus and a light-up fairy stilt-walking characters. Also we supplied two talented actresses to play Disney Frozen Princesses, Anna and Elsa, in the festive performance showcase.
The entertainment choice proved a huge success, attracting attention from visitors of all ages. The glamorous stilt-walkers glided through the crowds and posed for photos with visitors – creating additional exposure for the event on Social Media.
Uppingham town centre committee were over the moon – “A big THANK YOU for doing such a great job at our local event… you were a big hit with the committee and we will definitely like to book you again next year.. Thanks again!” – Paul Beque – committee organiser