Park Meadows features interactive Holiday décor that delight guests, all while supporting local Colorado businesses
Lone Tree, CO (November 8, 2018) – What do you get when you combine 8 nights and 4 artists with staff members decorating the largest enclosed shopping center in the state…MAGIC! Park Meadows will offer guests something truly special this holiday season with magical 3-D lights, Santa’s new twinkling wonderland, and festive décor throughout the center featuring gorgeous new displays in the center court. Guests will have a reason to be merry and bright as they enjoy a culmination of exciting holiday experiences for the entire family at Colorado’s Only Retail Resort.
Park Meadows has been a patron of the arts supporting Coloradan artists from the day the shopping center opened in 1996. Paintings, photos and sculptures were incorporated into Park Meadows’ design from inception and local artwork is featured throughout Colorado’s Only Retail Resort. And it doesn’t stop there, Park Meadows puts it’s best foot forward for the Holiday season by collaborating with local artists and Colorado companies to make the shopping center sparkle and shine with memorable décor that enhances the shopping experience.
This is where Colorado-based, Alpine Artisan Studios, takes the reigns and truly delivers nothing short of magic. This local company, dating back to 1935, designs and manufactures holiday décor for clients all over the world. Park Meadows has partnered with this female-owned business over the years to create a unique vision with custom décor for each holiday season at Colorado’s Only Retail Resort.
Christmas comes early in this line of business, starting with brainstorming sessions that begin in January to discuss new ideas, technology and products that drive Park Meadows holiday vision and décor. Then, Alpine Artisan’s CEO, Jenn Vanini, along with her team, begin working in their Westminster studio early summer to design and manufacture the custom sets and products that are incorporated into the holiday décor at Park Meadows. When November 1st rolls around, Alpine Artisan Studios installs the décor throughout the almost 1.6 million square foot shopping center over the course of 8 nights! And voila…holiday has arrived!
The magic begins with a surprise for your eyes when visitors put on their fun 3-D glasses and experience the twinkling lights found throughout the shopping center. Lights come to life with holographic glasses that transform the beautiful Christmas lights to Santa, candy canes or snowflakes. The holiday spirit comes alive with this new enhancement that adds to the already festive atmosphere of plush garland, warm fireplaces, and over 1 million twinkling lights in and around the Colorado-inspired architecture. Guests can pick up their own 3-D glasses from Santa, the gift wrap station or select vendors throughout Park Meadows.
Visitors will also discover an exciting Santa experience in the Dillard’s Court as they walk through 12 foot ‘SANTA’ letters at the entrance to the twinkling winter set. Local artisan and owner of Eye Candy Props, Bill Kinsey, designed these custom, three-dimensional letters.
Guests experience more wonder and delight as they stroll through the giant Christmas tree and take in the sights and sounds of Santa’s winter wonderland with Santa’s sleigh, woodland snowmen, festive reindeer, custom costumes and interactive elements. Good little boys and girls will enjoy holiday cartoons broadcast from Santa’s sleigh and balloon entertainment on select days while waiting in line to share their wishes with St. Nick, making the retail resort the next best thing to actually visiting the North Pole.
This year debuts 6 foot glitter ornaments hanging within the 225 ceiling of Center Court, to complement the America the Beautiful mural. A true must see. “Park Meadows is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that is truly memorable and enjoyable while also supporting our Colorado businesses,” says Pam Kelly, Senior General Manager. “We hope to delight our guests this holiday season with our interactive 3-D décor along with many other exciting elements and perks such as free parking and gift wrap.”
Add more than 200 amazing stores and 14 full-service restaurants to the holiday mix and you now know why they call Park Meadows, Colorado’s Only Retail Resort.