Criss Crossed Christmas

Mike Gerrells from Mission Hills in Littleton, CO brings us this great Christmas stage design.

The Christmas series this year was called illuminate and the design was to show light in a dark world. They used lanterns for the first 4 weeks of the series to show the light and for Christmas Eve, they took all the lanterns off the stage and had one lantern lit carried by one of the staff kids. They walked down the center aisle and placed the lantern next to the manger. After it was placed, they turned on a source 4 spot with a 55 degree gobo in it to shoot through the manger to show the light of Christ that has come to the world.

Stage set idea was to make the worship center look like it was outside. They used 12 pre lit christmas trees from 7.5 feet tall to 12 feet tall. To make the trees on stage look like they were on hills, Mike placed tables and stage risers at different heights. They covered the trees and risers with burlap and plastic fake snow to give the hills texture and a 3D look. They ran LED Christmas lights through the lighting grid to look like stars in the sky.

Lights and materials list:
6 – Elation LED tri pars for stage wash
6 – Elation LED tri pars for crowd was
6 – Elation Six par 200 to light the trees
4 – Elation 750s moving lights
6 – Mac 101 LED movers
2 – DF 50 hazers
100 lbs of plastic fake snow
300 feet of burlap
350 feet of LED christmas lights

They set up a Christmas environment in the worship center and two overflow rooms.

candle-light Danny-Center Lanterns-1 Manger-close-up Manger-wide pre-show student-room
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