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LONDON — Forget your neighbour’s annual Christmas lights display. For a real holiday showstopper, head over to London’s Luton Airport where easyJet is lighting up the season in the most magical of ways.
In celebration of the holidays, and to commemorate the airport’s 80th anniversary, a team of special effects artists created a spectacular light show inside the easyJet hangar that included 850,000 choreographed sequences and 1.5 miles of lights wrapped around an easyJet Airbus A320. To add an extra festive touch, the show was timed to a festive remix of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ from The Nutcracker.
But what was truly magical was the fact that the team only had 24 hours to pull the whole thing off! (No word as to whether they received help from Santa’s elves.)
Of course, no show would be complete without an audience so the airport invited staff, families and children from Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary School to ‘ooh and aah’ over the spectacle.
Airport operations director Neil Thompson told the Daily Mail: “As we reach the end of our redevelopment – the largest in the airport’s 80-year history – we wanted to extend a huge thank you to staff and customers and give them a special Christmas gift.”