Christmas lights provide feel-good factor in challenging times


Christmas lights have been more in-demand than ever, as BIDs around the country seek to draw visitors back with eye-catching displays.

The festive season is always a special time, but we’ve really noticed customers wanting to make a big impact and raise spirits through Christmas lights this year. 2020 has been hard for everyone, so it’s great to receive positive feedback as people see the lights illuminated in their local town or city centre.

Gala Lights is proud to have worked on some great schemes for #Christmas2020, many of which have included a centrepiece for added festive feel-good-factor. For example:

  • The ‘Tree of Light’ in York
  • Frosty the Snowman in Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Programmable Light Tunnel in Harrogate
  • Father Christmas and Archway in Aberdeen
  • Ceiling of lights surrounding Brighton clock tower

Instead of the usual town centre events, COVID-19 restrictions led to several BIDs taking their Christmas lights switch-on ceremony online. Many of our customers filmed their lights being switched-on, to engage the local community and ensure the display was a must-see for residents, visitors, and BID members as soon as restrictions were lifted.

It’s been a difficult year but, judging by the vast amount of positive feedback we’ve received from the public, Christmas lights have provided a much-needed feel-good factor in these unprecedented times.




Contact Gala Lights for further information: BIDs@GalaLights.com | 01622 882424 | www.galalights.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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