The Wonderworks has completed 11 Christmas projects bringing festive displays to shopping malls and garden centres across the UK as well as Scotland’s busiest airport.
The design and display specialist has been awarded several contracts which have seen the company design, manufacture and install a vast range of grottos and Christmas animations for sites spanning from Aberdeen to Dorset.
The projects include several in Scotland, where the Wonderworks worked in partnership with Christmas decoration specialist, Flying Colours, to design, produce and install a 12ft x 12ft display at Edinburgh Airport including a throne for Santa. The team has also lit up five shopping centres with a variety of festive animations and grottos. Displays have featured talking reindeers, a huge ice castle plus nutcracker-themed, interactive music boxes featuring moving and talking characters including an animatronic mouse king.
In the south of England, Marlowes Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead appointed the Wonderworks to design and produce large stars and Christmas trees in recycled timber plus a 1.8m blue neon snowman. All were designed to enable children to add to the props with plastic bottles. A large 1.8m foamex reindeer completed the display with a hole for his nose through which customers could donate Christmas presents for a local charity.
For a shopping centre in Middlesex, the Wonderworks has created a grotto and snow scene complete with reindeer, penguins, trees with lights, toy sacks, presents, props and an artificial snow floor. A large naughty or nice wheel was also produced allowing children to spin the arrow to see whether they will get presents or not.
The Wonderworks founder, Rob Curran said: “This has been our busiest year yet, including repeat customers as well as new ones. This has been driven by a huge demand for creative Christmas displays and grottos that offer new and more interactive experiences for customers.
“As we’re responsible for all the design work as well as the manufacturing and installation of each display, we started working on most of these contracts in the spring to ensure they could all be delivered within very specific timeframes.
“Now that they’ve been completed, we’re already planning for 2018 and new ideas not only for Christmas next year, but other seasonal events and a broad range of bespoke projects for our clients nationwide.”