Witness A Christmas Carol like never seen before, brought to life by drones this winter

24 June 2024

Witness Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic come to life this December in a way never seen before in a captivating new animated drone light show. Audiences will be taken on a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge and watch the famous characters from A Christmas Carol brought to life above Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol, using hundreds of drones.

A Christmas Carol, an epic drone light show which promises to take audiences on a mesmerising journey through Christmas’s past, present and future, will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th December in Bristol.

The event is brought to you by Celestial (creators of drone light shows for brands across the globe) Yuup, (the local experiences company) and venue partner Seat Unique Stadium, home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

A captivating new animated drone light show

In this captivating new animated drone light show, audiences can expect to witness Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic burst into the sky. A Christmas Carol, the drone light show, presents the very latest in creative entertainment with a magical celebration of the Christmas spirit.

This immersive epic-scale event uses hundreds of drones in the night sky, fusing cutting-edge technology and creativity to spark the imagination and stir the soul.

A festive experience for all!

Following hugely successful sell-out drone light shows in Bristol last winter, as well as Cardiff, and the East Midlands earlier this year, Yuup and Celestial are bringing a festive show to audiences this winter.

The event is suitable for families and individuals of all ages to enjoy. With those in attendance witnessing an introduction to the state-of-the-art drone technology before experiencing the main drone performance.

John Hopkins, Celestial’s Founder & CEO comments: “A Christmas Carol is a beloved tale that has been endlessly retold across various genres. This time, it is uniquely presented through drone art, elevating it beyond a traditional drone light show to an epic, stadium-scale experience. This innovative artistic medium brings audiences together through a shared sense of wonder to celebrate a universal story of human transformation.”

Dominic Mills, Founder and CEO of Yuup, adds: “Being able to partner with Celestial to bring this unique second show to Bristol is hugely exciting. Our previous Evolution shows have now been viewed by over 60,000 people, and the shows are now even bigger and better, with a much longer show time than our earlier productions in the city. A Christmas Carol is a fresh take on the classic story, and it’s going to be a brilliant festive experience for all to enjoy.”

Neil Priscott, Interim CEO of Gloucestershire CCC said: ”The reactions to the shows at the end of 2023 were unbelievable, and we’re proud to be a part of such a large-scale event. A Christmas Carol is going to be an incredibly special experience for everyone who gets to see it! It’s a new way for everyone to enjoy festive fun this Christmas.”

The event takes place on Thursday, December 19th, and Friday, December 20th, at Seat Unique Stadium, home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. An early and late showing is available. Gates will open at 14:30 (early show) / 19:00 (late show), with food and drink outlets serving a variety of refreshments. A live DJ will play ahead of the show, starting at 16:50 (early show) / 20:45 (late show).

Get involved

For those keen to secure a ticket to this spellbinding show, early bird tickets of £19.00 per adult and £14.00 for children/concessions are available until 19th July at yuup.co/a-christmas-carol. Full-price tickets after that will be £24.00 per adult and £17.00 for children and concessions.

Hospitality ticket options are also available.


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