Explore twelve (plus) festive projects to count down to the Holidays.


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Two Designer Interviews

The following interviews showcase the lighting designers behind Holiday-themed productions around the world.


The Great Christmas Feast: An interview with Lighting Designer Peter Small

January 2021 Interview with Lighting Designer Peter Small. Learn more about his work on The Great Christmas Feast, an immersive production in London, among other exciting projects.


A Christmas Carol Live: An interview with Lighting Designer Ben Stanton

November 2020 Interview with Lighting Designer Ben Stanton. Learn more about his work on A Christmas Carol Live, which was performed in New York City and streamed digitally during the COVID era.

Designer Q&A

Six Case Studies

The following case study selection features festive projects in various areas of the entertainment industry from around the world.


A Christmas Carol on Broadway

December 2019. Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone. Products used include 37 QolorFLEX® 24x3A Dimmers (P/N 5810), SHoW DMX Neo® Transceivers, Top Hats, Martin Accessories, Safer Sidearms, Moving Light Assistant, and Vectorworks.

Case Study

Macy’s Herald Square Holiday Windows

December 2019. Lighting Design by Standard Transmission. Products used include QolorFLEX NuNeon®, RGB, QolorFLEX RGB LED Tape, QolorFLEX SHoW DMX Neo® 2x5A and 4x2.5A Dimmers, Meanwell Power Supplies, SHoW DMX Neo Wireless DMX, and DMXcat®.

Case Study

St Michael’s Parish Church Holiday Star Installation in Edinburgh, Scotland

December 2018. Production Services by Blue Parrot. Products used include QolorFLEX NuNeon, Natural White and Meanwell Power Supplies.

Case Study

Baptist Falls Church's Christmas Spectacular in Wisconsin

December 2018. Lighting design by Derek Welker. Products used include QolorPIX® Pixel Controlled LED Tape and QolorPIX Tape Controller.

Case Study

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Four US Locations

November 2018. Lighting Design by Guy Rhodes. Locations include Chicago, Illinois, New Orleans, Louisiana, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Whippany, New Jersey. Products used include SHoW DMX SHoW Baby® 6 and External Weatherproof Antennas.

Case Study

Enchanted Snowflake Experience at Mall of America

December 2016. Lighting Design by Jesse Cogswell of Quantum Creative Studios. Products used include custom power supplies, LED drivers, and DMX control.

Case Study

Three Festive Wednesday Matinees

The following Holiday-themed "Wednesday Matinee" selections from our weekly email series showcase the lighting and scenic design teams and City Theatrical solutions behind new theatrical shows on the Broadway stage and beyond. Make sure to subscribe to receive this theatrical-themed content to your inbox.


Frozen the Muscial Australia

December 2020. Lighting Design by Natasha Katz. Products used include Multiverse® Transmitter, Multiverse Node, Multiverse Module, Multiverse Show Baby®, DMXcat®, QolorFLEX® LED Tape, QolorFLEX Dimmers, Candle Lite Unlimited™, Standard Top Hats, custom Top Hats, Better Boom Arms, and Hexcel Louvers.

Wednesday Matinee

Elf the Musical at Madison Square Garden

December 2017. Lighting Design by Paul Miller. Products used include beam shaping accessories, Martin accessories, DMXcat, and Safer Sidearms.

Wednesday Matinee

Home for the Holidays at the August Wilson Theatre in New York

December 2017. Lighting Design by Jason Krantrowitz. Products used include Donuts, Top Hats, and Egg Crate Louvers.

Wednesday Matinee


Three Videos to Make the Holidays Shine



Making a Wreath with QolorFLEX NuNeon 

Looking for a great way to brighten up your holidays? Try using QolorFLEX NuNeon and a power supply. QolorFLEX NuNeon is the perfect replacement for traditional neon lighting. It's rugged, outdoor-rated, and dimmable. It can be cut to length and comes in a variety of colors, like red and green, or RGB. 


Top Nine Lighting Accessories for Any Production of The Nutcracker

If you're a lighting designer preparing for a performance of The Nutcracker this holiday season, keep in mind that there are nine products by City Theatrical can help make your next show shine. 


Top Seven Lighting Accessories for UK Pantomime Productions for the Holidays

Working on a Panto this holiday season in the United Kingdom? City Theatrical's LED Tapes, wireless DMX/RDM, and beam control technology can help bring your pantomime to life on stage.

Explore Eight City Theatrical Solutions for Holiday-Inspired Projects:


Multiverse SHoW Baby 2.4GHz Front View -  500px
Multiverse® SHoW Baby®
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6000 DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool
DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool
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Standard Top Hat mounted to S4
Standard Top Hats
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Blacktak™ Light Mask Foil
Blacktak™ Light Mask Foil
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QolorFLEX LED Tapes and QolorFLEX NuNeon
QolorFLEX® LED Tape
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1500 Follow Spot Yoke
Follow Spot Yoke
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